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As Lola Suspends Operation, Users Migrate To Amex GBT

[UPDATE, Oct. 8, 2021: Capital One acquired Lola’s software and hired its team, according to media reports.] Some high-profile business travel startups are not cutting…

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Op Ed: Brandon Strauss On Why Small And Midsize Organizations Will Lead The Way In Corporate Travel

Smaller companies are resuming business travel more quickly than their larger peers. Brandon Strauss, president of CapTrav and partner at KesselRun Corporate Travel Solutions, argues…

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Leading The Recovery And Inundated With Spend Management Options, U.S. SMEs Get One From Amex GBT

The largest player is after the market’s smallest accounts, which by many accounts are leading the business travel recovery. Continuing a customer segmentation strategy, American…

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Avis Budget Cracks Down On Illicit Use Of Discount Codes

Travelers taking advantage of rates negotiated by companies they don’t work for is one of the oldest tricks in the book. With car rental rates…

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Expensify, Kayak Embark On Latest Of So Many Attempts To Reach Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

The pandemic stopped most business travel, but it did not end the relentless and historically futile quest for an online-first intermediary that attracts and keeps…

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TripActions Puts Its Millions To Work On Payment, Expense

[UPDATE, Feb. 25, 2020: TripActions announced partnerships with Comerica Bank, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank and Visa for the Liquid initiative. The program, using cards…

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Minneapolis TMC Makes Hay With Subscription Model

Startups are not the only travel management providers trying out new pricing models. Thirty-six-year-old family business ProfessionalTravelService.com, a Travel Leaders Group affiliate, is based in…

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