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Dispatch 12

After announcing a few in March, SAP Concur added several enhancements to the roadmap for its upgraded online booking tool, including the ability to change ticketed air trips in Sabre, scheduled for release during the quarter ending in September. Planned for the current quarter is the capability for reservation holds on EDIFACT-based Sabre bookings. The…

National Travel Doubles Down On Delta

Charleston, W.Va.-based National Travel is offering clients a unique rewards program, also available to other travel agencies, that multiplies travelers’ incentives when they book its hotel and car partners along with Delta flights. Created in conjunction with Delta’s SkyMiles for Business because “some business relationships stand apart from the rest,” the program grants points from…

Dispatch 5

Last month, United Airlines chief commercial officer Andrew Nocella said corporate travelers increasingly “pick the airlines they want to fly on versus the purchasing manager at their business.” To some degree, the comments continued dialogue initiated by his equivalent at American Airlines, Vasu Raja, who backed AA’s corporate travel backpedaling with several statements corporate travel…

Navan CFO Departs, Says It ‘Will Continue To Crush The Old School’

Navan chief people and financial officer Thomas Tuchscherer stepped down last month. His finance duties and the CFO title went to Ram Bartov, who joined the company over three years ago. Navan’s initial public offering is among the most anticipated with the IPO market still in “rebuilding mode,” as a Citigroup analyst described it in…

Impact Depends On Who You Talk To But Most Buyers Oppose AA’s NDC Approach

More than half of travel buyers surveyed by the Global Business Travel Association this month said some airlines were rolling out programs using the New Distribution Capability “too quickly.” Four in five said they needed more info and education about NDC. Sixty percent of the 277 polled buyers said they did not support the approach…

Navan Pays Business Travelers Up To $100 In Leisure Credit To Book Its Hotel Rates

To accelerate growth and support its leisure travel diversion, Navan next week will relaunch its program rewarding business travelers who purchase “cost-conscious” hotels. It will label eligible hotels in search results with a “Rewards” symbol and exclude rates negotiated by employers. Because “this year has taught us that reducing costs is the No. 1 priority…

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