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Kayak Eyes Managed Corporate Travel As Its Parent Company Invests In Serko, A Potential Enabler

Meta search company Kayak as early as last year began exploring a business travel gateway to supplier sites and online travel agencies which could include…

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Tony D’Astolfo On Witnessing, And Possibly Enabling, The Demise Of The Managed Travel Program

Serko’s Tony D’Astolfo channels his inner Col. Jessep to ask if the travel management profession can handle the truth about self-inflicted wounds. I was watching…

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TMC In Québec Plans Q1 Launch For Travel Management Communications Platform

Montréal-based travel management company Encore Travel last year created a spinoff tech firm to take on the many challenges of internal travel program communications. With…

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As Buyer Frustration With Sales Tactics Seems To Grow, Humanizing Is The Answer

It’s a time for new ideas, new competitors and new blood in corporate travel. That means new people on both the buyer and supplier sides,…

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Serko Tries To Go Where No Corporate Online Booking Tool Has Gone Before

No independent, non-U.S. corporate booking tool provider has ever really succeeded in this market. Serko is trying to be the first. The New Zealand-based software…

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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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Solving The Business Traveler’s Ground Dilemma: Hail, Schedule Or Rent?

Most business travelers need wheels or rails to get to and from the airport and move around at their destinations. Finding and booking many of…

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