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National Travel Doubles Down On Delta
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National Travel Doubles Down On Delta

Charleston, W.Va.-based National Travel is offering clients a unique rewards program, also available to other travel agencies, that multiplies travelers’ incentives when they book its hotel and car partners along with Delta flights. Created in conjunction with Delta’s SkyMiles for Business because “some business relationships stand apart from the rest,” the program grants points from…

AA Again Snubs Managed Corporate Travel
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AA Again Snubs Managed Corporate Travel

An American Airlines exec said the carrier’s new loyalty program rewarding both travelers and employers was squarely focused on small and medium-sized enterprises. But buyer anecdotes and the company’s own program materials tell a different story. Moreover, that the program is available only on website or mobile app bookings was seen as a slap in…

Navan Pays Business Travelers Up To $100 In Leisure Credit To Book Its Hotel Rates
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Navan Pays Business Travelers Up To $100 In Leisure Credit To Book Its Hotel Rates

To accelerate growth and support its leisure travel diversion, Navan next week will relaunch its program rewarding business travelers who purchase “cost-conscious” hotels. It will label eligible hotels in search results with a “Rewards” symbol and exclude rates negotiated by employers. Because “this year has taught us that reducing costs is the No. 1 priority…

As Hopper Spawns Flexibility And Price Protections, Corporate Booking Tech Is On The Way
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As Hopper Spawns Flexibility And Price Protections, Corporate Booking Tech Is On The Way

[UPDATE, Oct. 16, 2023: Hopper didn’t launch its corporate solution.] Apparently Hopper is building a corporate online booking tool. Marketing materials suggest B2B clients can “offer an end-to-end OBT that leverages Hopper’s technology, supply and design.” Scores of job openings describe a new corporate travel team that would “make Hopper’s consumer booking experience available to…

One Step In A Long ‘Journey,’ TripActions Wins Multinational B2B Info Specialist Informa
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One Step In A Long ‘Journey,’ TripActions Wins Multinational B2B Info Specialist Informa

After seven years with Egencia, $2.3 billion U.K.-based multinational events and research company Informa is targeting February to implement TripActions for workers in 28 countries. After the well-capitalized new entrant caught the eye of Informa’s travel manager of nearly 10 years, Melissa Willock, it bested four competitors in a roughly four-month bake-off involving six divisions…

Airfare Consolidator Mondee Acquires Rocketrip

Airfare Consolidator Mondee Acquires Rocketrip

Seven-year-old Rocketrip has a new home. The company that popularized incentive programs to encourage travelers to beat benchmark trip costs now is part of Mondee Holdings. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Describing itself as the “world’s largest airfare wholesaler,” privately held Mondee has a dozen or so companies in its portfolio, including several…

Calling Out Points Programs As A Ruse, Expensify Enables ‘Instant’ Karma
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Calling Out Points Programs As A Ruse, Expensify Enables ‘Instant’ Karma

Expensify founder and CEO David Barrett on Monday evening announced an ambitious program for social change that, among other measures, directs 10 percent of revenue generated from its corporate card to charity. The company created a charitable organization that solicits donations from non-customers as well as those using Expensify’s payment and expense solutions. The mission…

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