Tag Archives: Pana

BCD Travel Partners With Non-Employee Travel Specialist Pana

By | August 9, 2018

BCD Travel said it added Pana, the startup specializing in recruiting and other non-employee travel, to its SolutionSource authorized third-party tech and service marketplace. The platform helps iron out the on-boarding process for third-party providers with BCD Travel clients. Existing participants include Freebird, Rocketrip, Tripbam and Yapta. Managing travel for contractors, recruits, interns and the like is challenging because… Read More »

Pana Shifts To Non-Employee Travel, A Niche With Many Pain Points

By | December 12, 2017

Business travel startup Pana is eyeing profitability next quarter after narrowing its focus to a seemingly underappreciated and underserved population in corporate travel: non-employees. Contractors, suppliers, board members, prospects, family members and job candidates have many similar needs, but it’s employed business travelers for whom companies design policies and procedures. Firms employ workarounds to address other constituents, but… Read More »

Nineteenth Century Tech Joins SEO, Data Mining In Business Travel Startup Marketing

By | June 21, 2017

Nothing beats word of mouth for business travel providers seeking new clients. Established players count on referrals, with the most gratifying coming from former users recommending them to new employers. New entrants incentivize to evangelize. The lucky business travel startup hooks a big fish corporate account and rides the wave of publicity. Downstream from big corporate, new entrants… Read More »

Alternatives Sought As CWT Shutters WorldMate Consumer App, Focuses On Corporate

By | January 10, 2017

[UPDATE, Jan. 10, 2017: The headline of this article was revised to add clarity.] Carlson Wagonlit Travel is discontinuing the consumer-facing version of WorldMate, the popular itinerary app it bought in 2012 for reportedly $20 million. A company official said CWT would continue to support WorldMate’s email parsing API, which backs several similar apps and services including Sabre’s TripCase. “CWT is… Read More »

Pana Downplays Commissions In Unmanaged Business Travel Service

By | July 11, 2016

It’s hard to keep track of all the startups now addressing small or unmanaged business travel. They’re applying a number of concepts including rewards, texting, personalization and artificial intelligence. They promise a better user experience than existing corporate booking systems offer. Investors during the past two years . . . The full article is available to subscribersClick here for purchase… Read More »