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Airline Website Booking For Managed Travel Is One Way To Go

San Diego — Stanford University about two years ago enabled contracted United Airlines rates delivered on the carrier’s website to registered travelers who indicate they’re planning a work trip. Whether a burgeoning model or just another tool in the kit, the program is a work in progress, according to Stanford travel relationship manager Janet Wyer….

It Costs $30 And Saves Lives. Why Don’t Many Hotels Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Travel risk management pros vetting hotel safety often examine on-site security personnel and resources, crime rates in the surrounding areas and, more recently, hygiene protocols. Fire safety also is a big item, but requirements for carbon monoxide detectors vary across jurisdictions and hotel brands. They are not mandated for Airbnb hosts unless they’re listing in…

Spotnana Integrates With American Airlines To ‘Personalize’ Offers

Travel tech startup Spotnana several weeks ago activated “advanced,” direct integration with American Airlines to give travelers and agents booking and full post-ticketing capabilities, ARC/BSP settlement and access to new products. By using the airline’s NDC-compliant application programming interface from Accelya, the pair went live with offers that are not currently available in Sabre. “We…

Reporter’s Notebook: GBTA Convention Spotlights Efforts To Digitize And Centralize Payment

San Diego — “The pandemic has had a huge impact across the payments space,” according to Visa Business Solutions senior director Ryan Grabau. “People want to be more digital, for sustainability or because everyone is working remotely. They want to pay contactless. Organizations want more control in managing expenditures and cash flow.” Grabau spoke here…

Amex GBT CEO: Hotel Is Less Profitable Than Air But Growing Faster

As part of its roadshow before going public, American Express Global Business Travel told potential investors that airfares it booked were 40 percent higher than those sold by other travel management companies. Amex GBT CEO Paul Abbott on Wednesday said air travel was more profitable than lodging.   At a meeting hosted by Citi, Abbott…

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