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CWT, Direct Travel Join Travel Management Company Coalition Advocating For Reopening Borders
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CWT, Direct Travel Join Travel Management Company Coalition Advocating For Reopening Borders

A little over a year ago, as the pandemic ramped up, five of the largest corporate travel management companies banded together and hired a Washington lobbying firm. They wanted to ensure their sector’s plight was understood by lawmakers debating early relief packages. Now focused on easing international travel restrictions, the effort recently welcomed two more…

The Pandemic Slowed Growth In Online Booking Adoption
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The Pandemic Slowed Growth In Online Booking Adoption

The share of business travel bookings made online by travelers relative to phone or email with an agent fell for many entities in 2020. It seems that in a crisis, many humans trust humans more than machines to have the latest info. Technologists and travel management companies are working on ways to help resume growth…

Designing The Hybrid Office
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Designing The Hybrid Office

Anne-Laure Fayard is an associate professor of innovation, design and organization studies at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. John Weeks is a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the International Institute for Management Development. Mahwesh Khan is a former corporate governance officer at the International Finance Corporation and currently a research associate…

Travel Again Gathers 19 Groups To Unify Business Travel’s Voice
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Travel Again Gathers 19 Groups To Unify Business Travel’s Voice

The Travel Again initiative is gaining steam as travel industry associations endorse its framework for recovery. Meeting Professionals International in February and the National Limousine Association this month announced support for the framework’s priorities and recommendations. On Tuesday, leaders from Travel Again and 18 other industry groups including GBTA held a roundtable discussion to keep…

Governments Pressed To Help Standardize Digital Health Documentation For Travel As Private Efforts Proliferate
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Governments Pressed To Help Standardize Digital Health Documentation For Travel As Private Efforts Proliferate

The Travel and Tourism Advisory Board of the U.S. Commerce Department is attempting to collaborate with other U.S. federal agencies to spur development of standards and digital interoperability for traveler documentation of Covid-19 vaccinations and test results. On Wednesday, TTAB chair and CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert outlined the effort’s goals and challenges during…

Joining Bevy Of Return-To-Travel Info Services, New Firm’s Data Scientists See Safe Travel For Most People And Places By July
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Joining Bevy Of Return-To-Travel Info Services, New Firm’s Data Scientists See Safe Travel For Most People And Places By July

As various industry entities work on the problem of informing business travelers of whether they can or should go here or there, and what they need to do, a new player from the world of data science appears to have something new.  Using more than 30 data sources, GoPass Global’s APIs reflect pandemic conditions through…

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