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 Reporting Suppliers Sustainability

Buyers, Intermediaries To ‘Hold Hotels Accountable’ For Environmental Protection

Air travel gets a lot of attention, but lodging also generates greenhouse gas emissions. Given the number of hotel options in a given market, there…

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Op Ed: Katharine Farrell On What Brands Need To Consider Following Acquisitions

Executing an acquisition or merger can be tricky, and there have been several in the corporate travel space recently. Katharine Farrell of the Dots &…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

An Open, Dirty And Badly Kept Secret: ‘Use The IBM Code’

Last week, a federal court sentenced a Baltimore-area former owner of a travel booking company to a year and a day in prison for operationalizing…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

Some Corporate Travel Providers Join The Fray Over New Voting Laws

Growing activism around controversial laws passed in recent weeks and seen by many as restricting voting prompted hundreds of business leaders across the country to…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Tripbam Data: Hilton Passed Marriott In Corporate Travel Share

In January and February of last year, Tripbam clients made about 80 percent more bookings with Marriott properties than they did with Hilton brands. In…

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