Posted in Distribution Methods Reporting

IBM, Travelport Ready Blockchain Service For Commission Processing As Smaller Firms Also Make Progress

Travelport has agreements with “major” hotel and travel management company partners to pilot a hotel commission tracking and collection system using blockchain technology from IBM….

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Posted in Distribution Methods

IBM Gets Patent On Travel Planning

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week issued a patent to IBM for “intelligent travel planning.” The patented process covers receiving a user’s trip…

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Posted in Distribution Service Suppliers

Amadeus To Retire ‘Workhorse’ Mainframes

Amadeus expects this year to reach a major milestone, decommissioning the last of its mainframes. This is the culmination of a multi-year process to achieve…

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Posted in Reporting Sustainability

Global Climate Deal, Corporate Citizenship Drive Travel Sustainability

After decades of hesitation, the business world has embraced climate protection. More companies than ever are taking stock of the environmental impact of their employee…

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Posted in The Company Dime

2015 On The Company Dime

As they work for advantage, clients, suppliers and those in between keep business travel management interesting. Changes to underlying and consumer-facing technology make it a dynamic business function. The…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Orbitz For Business Clients (Sans IBM) Will Move To Egencia’s Platform

Following Expedia’s acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, leaders of Egencia and Orbitz for Business have been meeting for about six weeks. On Nov. 16, they informed…

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Posted in Careers Methods

Podcast 4: Harriet Washburn, John Guarneri, Richard Clowes, Mike Cameron

On our fourth podcast episode, Jay Campbell and David Jonas chat with Harriet Washburn, John Guarneri and Richard Clowes about travel management configurations, insourcing versus outsourcing and the…

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