Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

How Good Is Apple’s Deal With United? Here Are Some Benchmarks

It’s tempting to try to ascertain Apple’s discount on business class airfares between San Francisco and Shanghai after this month’s leak of United Airlines client information. The…

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Posted in Careers

Check That: Revised GBTA Results Show Healthy Increase In Travel Management Salaries Last Year

Human resources experts caution companies against using self-reported survey data as the basis for establishing employee compensation levels. Among the issues they cite are employees’…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Reporting

Consultancy Creates Firm To Capture Travel Bookings Irrespective Of Channel

Partners in KesselRun Corporate Travel Solutions joined a former meetings tech entrepreneur to enable organizations across the travel management spectrum to capture bookings made anywhere….

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Posted in Distribution Methods Suppliers

CWT CEO Ekert: Don’t Call myCWT An Online Booking Tool (Just Book Through It, Online)

Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year renamed its mobile app myCWT and used its technology to build a desktop/laptop/browser-based booking interface. CEO Kurt Ekert doesn’t want to…

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Posted in Culture Distribution Suppliers

TripActions CEO Cites Immaturity In Supplier Relations As Southwest Makes Vaguely Threatening Statement

[UPDATE, Feb. 7 2019: Delta and TripActions have reconciled with one another. More here.] As of December, Southwest Airlines was curious about how TripActions was…

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Posted in Methods Suppliers

How Old Are Your Children? A New Business Travel Bot Finds It Relevant

Business travel agencies have never quite shaken questions about their loyalty. Attempting to address whether they’re working on behalf of buyers or suppliers, “open” or…

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Posted in Methods Productivity Reporting

Counting The Ways To Integrate Travel And Expense, Authorized Or Otherwise

Business travel agency startup TripActions is pushing the boundaries of collaboration with examples of both authorized and unauthorized expense management integration. The company today announced…

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