Partnership Travel Consulting

Never Universal, Dynamic Hotel Discounts Lose Appeal In Seller’s Market

That they see the lodging sector as a seller’s market right now means many corporate travel buyers are waiting until later than usual to start rate negotiations for the coming year. It also means the dynamic discount model hotels began pushing well before the pandemic — which then served as a component of the dual-rate…

Is Dynamic Pricing Coming To Corporate Car Rental Deals?

Negotiating a discount off floating market rates is the prevailing model in airline corporate deals and a component of corporate hotel agreements. Is car rental the next sector to take this plunge with its medium-sized and larger accounts? There’s talk, but most observers don’t see that happening in the near term. “Hertz has always maintained…

Corporate-Airline Negotiating Picture Remains Cloudy, But Some Expect Tightening On Price And Shift To Experience

Many companies are uncertain about how much they will travel, but airlines and some mid- and large-market buyers are moving past the deal extensions that characterized the past two years. With planes full and fares high, it’s worth asking why airlines should offer the discounts corporate accounts are accustomed to. At the same time, there’s…

New CWT Billing Model Addresses Some Pain Points, May Not Appeal To Big Clients

CWT on Tuesday announced a monthly billing model that reduces reconciliation time for clients, makes budgeting more predictable and avoids “unanticipated or hidden” fees. The “subscription fee” incorporates criteria such as a customer’s “forecasted transaction volume” and any “value-added” products and services. CWT can adjust the fee as needs change. According to a statement attributed…

Business Travel Is Back But Staffing, Service And Satisfaction Are Stressed

Business travel is back but management infrastructure is not, creating a stressed-out industry. For now, corporate travel professionals are doing whatever they can that’s within their control. That includes managing expectations among the traveling population and with senior execs, retraining employees on policies and procedures, updating profiles and preaching patience. A little finger-pointing is going…

Op Ed: Andy Menkes On Fixing The Imbalance Of Knowledge In Travel Management Company Bids

Andy Menkes has spent a career working with travel management companies — as a buyer, a TMC exec and an industry consultant. As companies assess their travel management service needs, he describes what he sees as a problem with fairness in TMC bids and offers a solution to resolve it. We are starting to see…

Pundits Assess Greater Reliance On Travel Management Companies, And Its Challenges

The pandemic made more companies question the value of business travel, but at the same time, reliance on the partners that help manage it grew. According to a Global Business Travel Association survey last month, 52 percent of more than 300 travel buyers said their organizations’ reliance on travel management companies for service and support…

End of content

End of content