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With Planned Acquisition In Germany, American Express Global Business Travel Challenges Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group and American Express Global Business Travel don’t see eye-to-eye on distribution. Now, GBT brings more to the table. Announced Tuesday, its planned acquisition of DER Business Travel would add 42 locations and 600 people serving small and medium-sized clients in Germany.  Amex GBT has made clear its displeasure with Lufthansa’s moves to remove…

TMCs Get To Work On NDC

Some travel management companies are coming to grips with the New Distribution Capability, and they’re not going it alone. Global distribution systems, agency networks, tech companies and the standards purveyor itself, the International Air Transport Association, are there to help. Most of the action is in Europe, although IATA recently highlighted U.S.-based WTMC as a…

2015 On The Company Dime

As they work for advantage, clients, suppliers and those in between keep business travel management interesting. Changes to underlying and consumer-facing technology make it a dynamic business function. The personal and geopolitical elements of business travel offer points of note from the micro to macro levels. As one of our featured practitioners noted, this job is about economics, geography, psychology and then some….

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