Posted in Culture Methods Policy

Managers Use Many Methods For Business Traveler Engagement

Chicago — When $630 million accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly about six years ago attempted a “soft” travel program rollout, it didn’t really work….

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Posted in Productivity Suppliers

Roadmap Adds Another Big Client Amid Struggle For The Mobile Managed Traveler

Health insurance giant Anthem got its travel management company, BCD Travel, to play nice as it brings the Roadmap mobile app to employees. That others…

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Posted in Negotiating Productivity Reporting

Microsoft, Tripism Pioneer Account-Specific Supplier Offers

Building on work with launch client Microsoft, Tripism’s employee feedback-based, intranet-enhancing engagement platform now features dynamic offers from preferred suppliers. The functionality comes at no cost…

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Posted in Budgets Culture Policy Productivity

Experts Ponder Policy, Prices And Productivity

Do rigid, frugal travel policies jeopardize employee performance? It’s debatable. Tripbam CEO Steve Reynolds is in the cost-control camp. His argument goes like this: It’s…

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Posted in Methods Suppliers

Reshopping Can Be Free, But Beware The Bias

Popularized by Tripbam and Yapta, hotel reshopping offers savings as rates fluctuate after initial bookings. But who controls exactly what gets reshopped and rebooked? Whose…

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Posted in Careers Culture

Recasting The Travel Manager’s Role

Travel management always has been about communication. Today it’s called engagement, and it’s crucial. Collecting feedback from travelers, coordinating with various departments and getting the…

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Posted in Distribution Service

Sabre, TSI USA Start Chatbot Pilot

Sabre said its previously announced chatbot has gone into pilot with Travel Services International USA. Using Microsoft technology, the chatbot can help travelers with self-service…

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