Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

The Future Of Travel Management Companies: Part Three, Emerging Leaner

Travel management companies are trying to make the most of a time when bookings remain feeble. In addition to staff right-sizing, relocating and retraining, some…

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Posted in Suppliers

Sources: Frosch Buys CorpTrav In A Sign Of The Times

No surprise here: Travel management companies are consolidating. The No. 14 company on Travel Weekly’s 2020 list of top leisure and corporate agencies, Houston-based Frosch…

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Posted in Distribution Service Suppliers

Corporate Travel Executives Struggle To Make Sense Of Latest Investments In TripActions, And Its $4 Billion Value

Corporate travel executives are thoroughly baffled by what a quartet of venture capitalists see in TripActions. Determining the literally unbelievable $4 billion valuation that TripActions…

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Posted in Distribution

Deem To Push Hotel, Ground Attachment With Mobile Messaging Service

Deem is working on mobile messaging to remind travelers to book hotels and ground transportation if they didn’t do so when making an airline reservation….

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Posted in Suppliers

Ovation Travel Makes First Non-U.S. Acquisition

One of the last standing in that unique category of New York-based travel agencies drawing outsized attention from suppliers while serving high-end business and leisure…

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Posted in Methods Policy

Rewards For Policy Compliance Are A Bad Idea, Says Rewards Program Provider

Nearly one in four corporate travel managers polled in August and September said their companies offered incentives or rewards for in-policy bookings. Perhaps it’s counterintuitive, but the…

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In Defense Of Corporate Travel Policy

Corporate travel policy has taken a lot of grief lately. It’s too long, so nobody reads it. It’s not traveler-centric. It doesn’t incorporate “behavioral economics.”…

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