Posted in Suppliers

As Lola Suspends Operation, Users Migrate To Amex GBT

[UPDATE, Oct. 8, 2021: Capital One acquired Lola’s software and hired its team, according to media reports.] Some high-profile business travel startups are not cutting…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Payment Reporting Suppliers

Leading The Recovery And Inundated With Spend Management Options, U.S. SMEs Get One From Amex GBT

The largest player is after the market’s smallest accounts, which by many accounts are leading the business travel recovery. Continuing a customer segmentation strategy, American…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Distribution Suppliers

What The American Express Global Business Travel-Egencia Deal Would Mean (Think Hotels)

The planned acquisition by American Express Global Business Travel of Egencia has multiple implications depending on the party in question. For GBT, it’s about scale,…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

Expensify, Kayak Embark On Latest Of So Many Attempts To Reach Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

The pandemic stopped most business travel, but it did not end the relentless and historically futile quest for an online-first intermediary that attracts and keeps…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Policy Productivity Risk

HR Survey Finds That Productivity Impacts From Coronavirus Are Mostly Small

[UPDATE, March 19, 2020: In a survey this week, ic4p’s results were quite different. Ninety-six percent of 518 HR respondents said the coronavirus had impacted…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Suppliers

BCD Travel To Join Stampede For Small, Midmarket Business

Business travel agency entrepreneurs sometimes say they’re not competing with large travel management companies because they are not going after the large or highly managed…

Continue Reading...