Tag Archives: Travel and Transport

Updates: Moscovici To College; Travel And Transport Enhances Agent Tool; Latest On Startups; Travel Leaders Corporate Renews Data Practice

By | March 6, 2018

Sometimes the things we write about peter out. Sometimes more developments happen, but they don’t warrant an entirely new article. In other cases, something unexpected or counterintuitive is noteworthy in its continuance. Hence, the Updates post. Click to jump to info on the latest from a rare collegiate program focused on corporate travel, enhancements for Travel and Transport’s agent desktop… Read More »

Adopting NDC Requires TMC Tech Overhaul, But Airlines Aren’t Offering Much Time

By | January 10, 2018

Airlines have big plans for new distribution capabilities. Whether and when they become reality in corporate travel remain open questions. At the moment, it’s looking like a huge challenge. British Airways officials said they anticipated a “large chunk” of travel agencies would transition to NDC channels this year. Air France-KLM’s roadmap calls for new products to be made… Read More »

What’s An ESOP And Why Did A Big Travel Management Company Adopt One?

By | January 4, 2018

One of the world’s largest corporate travel agencies, Pennsylvania’s World Travel Inc., before the new year announced it established an employee stock ownership plan. The company issued new shares in December as it became 100 percent employee-owned. While many ESOP companies go this way to give the owners an out, World Travel chairman Jim Wells said that wasn’t his… Read More »

Travel Manager Mobile Apps Find A Niche

By | November 15, 2017

As travel management companies race to improve traveler services via mobile apps, one concept that hasn’t exactly taken off is a travel manager interface. Still, a couple of TMCs are offering one. Christopherson Business Travel’s mobile app is entirely for program managers. It leaves the mobile traveler touchpoint to partner apps including Concur’s main app and TripIt. Egencia… Read More »

Rewards For Policy Compliance Are A Bad Idea, Says Rewards Program Provider

By | October 27, 2017

Nearly one in four corporate travel managers polled in August and September said their companies offered incentives or rewards for in-policy bookings. Perhaps it’s counterintuitive, but the head of a leading corporate travel rewards system called that “ridiculous.” “That’s way too high,” said Rocketrip founder and CEO Dan Ruch during a Thursday evening panel discussion about corporate travel policy hosted by… Read More »

Travel And Transport App Helps Travelers Fuel Up Before They Fork Over

By | October 18, 2017

You have all been there. Driving toward the airport, about to return the rental car and sweating it out because you might have already passed the last gas station before the return ramp. And then what? Pay through the nose? Turn around and risk missing the flight? You just know there’s a conspiracy between these rental car companies,… Read More »

TMCs Advance Mobile Hotel Bookings, Services

By | July 20, 2017

It’s well known that lodging is a strategic driver for travel management companies. Mobile is a key vehicle. American Express Global Business Travel next month in the United Kingdom will add hotel booking and chat to its Amex GBT mobile app. The move furthers a hotel strategy that recently included the integration of Booking.com content, according to American… Read More »