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Sources: Frosch Buys CorpTrav In A Sign Of The Times

No surprise here: Travel management companies are consolidating. The No. 14 company on Travel Weekly’s 2020 list of top leisure and corporate agencies, Houston-based Frosch…

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Posted in Distribution Policy Suppliers

The Future Of Travel Management Companies: Part Two, The Value Of Compliance

As the corporate travel profession faces its greatest crisis, there has been much talk about the value of travel management companies. Their role was evident…

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Posted in Distribution Productivity Suppliers

The Future Of Travel Management Companies: Part One, Staffing

“Green shoots” are nice but transaction counts for most travel management companies as of last week remained between 3 percent and 15 percent of last…

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Frustrated With Airlines’ GDS Bypass Programs And Threats, BCD Travel Pays Microsoft To Build An Agent Desktop

BCD Travel is paying Microsoft about $20 million for a multi-GDS search and booking desktop system that also could help agents manage bookings made outside…

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Explainer: TMC Profit Margins

It’s not unusual to hear travel management company executives talk about their small profit margins, but their margins are average to above average compared with…

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Posted in Payment

Under Amex’s Shadow, Travel Management Companies Tighten Payment Ties

BCD Travel on Thursday announced it would become UATP’s first travel management company issuer of lodge card accounts. An official from CWT said the TMC…

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Posted in Productivity Reporting

Op Ed: Nicolas Dahbi On Changing Your Data Mindset

Shree Partners chief technology officer and former BCD Travel research, statistics and analytics manager Nicolas Dahbi opines on myths about data. I recently had a…

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