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Op Ed: Brandon Strauss On Why Now Is A Good Time To Review Your Corporate Travel Program

The dynamic world of corporate travel keeps all involved on their toes. It’s not just the nature of travel — delays, cancellations and a multitude of other complications. It’s also the business of travel. Travel management practitioners must consider how new processes, evolving supplier strategies and emerging technologies impact their programs. As such, Brandon Strauss…

AA Builds Reporting Portal As Big Three U.S. Carriers Share More Client Data, Push Soft Benefits

The three major U.S. network airlines are big on providing account-specific information. This can relate to spending, contract performance, ancillary services and operational metrics. Delta Air Lines in 2014 and United Airlines last year activated self-service reporting portals. Now comes American’s. American Airlines in June unveiled a portal for travel agencies. In the fall it will test…

Op Ed: Brandon Strauss On Delta, The NRA And Playing Politics With Big Business

In the wake of the school shooting massacre in Florida a month ago, Delta Air Lines announced it would no longer offer discounted travel to members of the National Rifle Association. The NRA opposes banning the public sale of military-style firearms. Delta was one of a number of travel companies last month to cut ties with the NRA. Delta said it was attempting…

Lessons In Travel Globalization: Be Sensitive, Modest And Mature — But Firm

When Amway global sourcing manager Guy Langenburg attempted to gather data for global travel management consolidation, some local managers and suppliers hid it from him. No, really. They acted like children. It’s far from the first illustration of what corporate travel educators have been saying for years about globalization projects. You need to know your…

What’s A Business Traveler’s Time Worth?

U.S. authorities this week said an expanded “laptop ban” is “still on the table.” A prohibition on large personal electronic devices in passenger cabins on all transatlantic flights would decimate productivity. The International Air Transport Association estimated the impact at $1.1 billon annually. How did it come up with that number? Moreover, do corporate travel…

American Express Global Business Travel Fee Idea Isn’t New, But Goes ‘A Step Further’

It’s common for travel management companies to charge extra when booking a supplier requires more work or generates less revenue. This is the basic idea behind American Express Global Business Travel’s additional $10 per transaction fee for certain airlines, revealed here on Tuesday. Sources contacted mainly by email during the past 24 hours indicated that other TMCs…

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