Posted in Productivity Suppliers

ATG Teams With IBM To Build Voice-Enabled Booking

Ohio-based ATG Business Travel Management plans by mid-2020 to release a voice-powered booking application thanks to a strategic partnership with IBM.  Backed by historical travel…

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Posted in Culture Methods Policy

Managers Use Many Methods For Business Traveler Engagement

Chicago — When $630 million accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly about six years ago attempted a “soft” travel program rollout, it didn’t really work….

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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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