meetings management

Amadeus Taps Into Collaboration Trends With Cytric Booking Tool

[CLARIFICATION, March 31, 2022: This article has been adjusted to indicate that integration with LinkedIn is a possible future use case rather than a feature now available as part of the Amadeus Cytric-Microsoft 365 offering.] Is this the year that the Amadeus Cytric online self-booking and expense management system makes a North American splash? The…

Host, Marriott Welcomed A White Nationalist Group, Raising ‘Uncomfortable’ Questions

The decision by the Orlando World Center Marriott to host a White Nationalist conference offers a “moment of reflection,” according to Grant Caplan, the Global Business Travel Association’s Diversity Committee chair.  Reports by the Orlando Sentinel and HuffPost of the Feb. 25 America First Political Action Conference dominated some social media feeds following the event….

For Workers Who Are Never On Site, The ‘Off-Site’ Still Beckons

Some companies find bonding outside the tasks of a typical workday is more important than ever if that workday remains remote. By Lora Kelley. “Fun to be had! Fun. To. Be. Had!” Todd Zanzinger crowed to an audience of remote tech workers on Zoom. It was the opening ceremony of an information technology company’s virtual…

Tools Emerge To Help Travelers, Buyers And Bosses Decide Whether To Go Or Stay

To stay or go? To meet and how? What’s it worth? Risk calculators from academics and others are helping members of the general population make up their minds about going out and doing things. Decision fatigue applies to business development, networking and training as much as it does holiday family gatherings. If you have had…

Amex GBT To Go Public, Banking On SME Growth And Overall Recovery Of At Least 70 Percent By 2023

American Express Global Business Travel on Friday announced that it would offer 15 percent of its shares to the public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Apollo Strategic Growth Capital. Expected to close during the first half of next year, the deal values Amex GBT at roughly $5 billion, would generate up to…

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