Posted in Methods Negotiating Suppliers

Delta-TripActions Dispute Was About Rewards For Trading Down As Well As The Display

When Delta Air Lines and TripActions last winter resolved their dispute, the parties suggested it had something to do with the display interface. As it…

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Posted in Distribution Methods

IBM Gets Patent On Travel Planning

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week issued a patent to IBM for “intelligent travel planning.” The patented process covers receiving a user’s trip…

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Posted in Distribution Policy

WhereTo Wants To Be The Large Enterprise’s Business Travel Startup

A newish company with a not-so-new travel manager, Snap Inc. may invite new corporate booking tool WhereTo to bid on its business this summer. Just…

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Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

What’s Behind The Huge Investment In TripActions?

[UPDATE, Feb. 7 2019: Delta and TripActions have reconciled with one another. More here.] It’s no longer surprising to see new entrants in the corporate…

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Posted in Budgets Culture Suppliers

Rocketrip Picks Up An Advisor From A New Client

Shawn Zimmerman left Kellogg North America, where he was vice president of human resources, and joined Rocketrip as a strategic advisor. Kellogg signed on to…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Upside Enlisting Travel Management Companies To Support ‘Self-Managed’ Service

[UPDATE, Feb 3, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.] In the words of founder Jay Walker, Upside aims to convert unmanaged…

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Posted in Culture Methods

All The Rage: Rewards

Business travel startups are huge right now. New-entrant corporate booking tool NexTravel is working on its mobile app. Artificial intelligence and text bots are making a go…

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