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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Posted in Policy

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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Posted in Reporting Suppliers

After Enlisting Two Dozen TMCs, Concur’s Preferred Program Loses A Few

Frosch recently left the Concur preferred travel management company program because it didn’t want to use all the required technology. A similar thing happened with…

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Posted in Methods Risk

ARC, TMC Exec Raise Red Flags On Ticketing Fraud

As with hacking, if it hasn’t happened to you yet, fraud will. Travel management companies can be unwitting participants in deceit. In one unsettling but…

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Posted in Culture Service

At Your (Leisure Travel) Service

Usage of vacation time in the United States has been falling despite research that shows a rested employee is a productive one. When they do make…

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