Tag Archives: online booking tool

Travel And Transport Downgrades KDS Partnership

In recent years, KDS talked a lot about the importance of partnerships with travel management companies. Then American Express Global Business Travel announced it would acquire the travel and expense tech firm. Some assumed right away that those TMC relationships would suffer. They were right. Travel and Transport was once a key KDS partner. “Our relationship has changed… Read More »

GBTA Study: Business Travelers Less Satisfied With Online Booking Tools Than Supplier Sites

New research by the Global Business Travel Association, sponsored by Concur, affirms that business travelers think online booking tools are merely satisfactory. Nevertheless, few surveyed travel managers said their employers are ready to allow for alternative booking options. Among 710 American, Australian and British business travelers working for companies with managed travel programs, 85 percent were satisfied when booking directly with airlines and hotels. The… Read More »

Build Your Own Online Booking Tool

It’s not too often that a new corporate booking tool comes out. A global tool that entered the U.S. market a year ago from Pass Consulting now counts one of the world’s largest financial services firms as a client. Corporate customers may buy the Pass system in one of three categories. A basic version with little customization requires one week… Read More »

Corporate Booking Tool NexTravel Takes Off With Work To Do

With some in the corporate market craving options, tech blogs last month announced the arrival of corporate booking tool NexTravel. While oversights and hyperbole are not uncommon for start-ups, NexTravel may have a bigger issue. It doesn’t have a deal in place with Southwest Airlines, which is investigating its presence on the site. The airline typically doesn’t allow… Read More »

Performance Issues Still Frustrating Concur Users

Concur claimed it resolved last week’s intermittent online booking outages about 88 hours after they began popping up. But some users this week reported ongoing issues and many expressed deep frustration about the whole episode. For travel agency resellers, booking tool downtime can hurt productivity, profitability and client goodwill. Making matters worse, the insufficient service came in the midst of another winter testing the industry’s mettle. Corporate clients… Read More »