Posted in Service Suppliers

What’s The Price Of An Uncleaned Hotel Room?

By Concepción de León, a travel reporter for The New York Times based in New York. When Alex Diaz was furloughed last March, along with…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Marriott Again Wants To Skip Corporate Rate Negotiations As Hotel Pricing Remains Volatile

As it and several other hotel companies did last year, Marriott International told corporate accounts it would roll over current-year negotiated rates to next year…

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Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy

By Kevin Roose, a technology columnist and author of “Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation.” A few years ago, while on…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Adding Air, Tripbam Begins Evolution To Corporate Travel Spend Management Platform

Known as a corporate hotel program aide, Tripbam is spreading its wings into the air category. It plans to mimic its lodging capabilities and capture…

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Posted in Negotiating Risk Suppliers Sustainability

Reporter’s Notebook: Feds On Health Passports, Buyers On TMC Services, Hotel Sourcing Strategies, Going Green In Lodging

Today’s industry dialogue is all about how and when business travel comes back. A big part of the how is making travelers feel confident and…

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As Tripbam Spins Up Hotel Sourcing Service, Chains Oppose Getting Cut Out

Corporate customers constantly reshopping rates is bad for hotels, but so long as properties publish lower rates, revenue managers have little recourse. It didn’t matter…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Op Ed: Derek Sharp On The Annual Hotel RFP’s Diminished Role

Complicated in the best of times, hotel sourcing is particularly tricky right now. Derek Sharp, SVP and COO for CWT’s RoomIt, makes the case for…

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