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American Express GBT Diversifies Services While Everyone Is A VIP Traveler, For Now

Buying Ovation Travel Group boosts American Express Global Business Travel’s high-touch service. Ovation made a name for itself in that area and sometimes provides travel…

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American Express Global Business Travel Acquires Ovation Travel Group, A Coveted High-End Specialist

Consolidation in the travel management company business continues apace. On Thursday, American Express Global Business Travel, the largest player, announced its acquisition of New York-based…

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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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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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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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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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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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