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Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

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John Harvey On The Vision Of A New Channel Model

TMC industry veteran John Harvey in January asked whether changing market forces and increased demand for greater value and transparency in the channel would bring…

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Corporate Travel Executives Struggle To Make Sense Of Latest Investments In TripActions, And Its $4 Billion Value

Corporate travel executives are thoroughly baffled by what a quartet of venture capitalists see in TripActions. Determining the literally unbelievable $4 billion valuation that TripActions…

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Rajiv Rajian On What ‘End To End’ Really Means

The “end-to-end” experience has been part of travel management vernacular for many years. Understanding what it entails, much less actually achieving it, may not be…

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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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Duluth Travel Exits Bankruptcy, Contends With Partial Federal Shutdown

Corporate and government travel management company Duluth Travel this month emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after about 10 months, only to face the effects…

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TripActions CEO Cites Immaturity In Supplier Relations As Southwest Makes Vaguely Threatening Statement

[UPDATE, Feb. 7 2019: Delta and TripActions have reconciled with one another. More here.] As of December, Southwest Airlines was curious about how TripActions was…

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