travel management company

Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part One

With reaction, assessment and recovery on their minds, corporate travel professionals understandably did not focus closely on airline distribution developments this year. Inasmuch as they did, for some, it was a question of how the relevant systems could help the response to the pandemic — or not. There’s some debate about how soon the usually…

AmTrav Partnership With Journera Starts With Knowing When Corporate Travelers Board The Plane (Audio)

[UPDATE, Jan. 13, 2023: This work did not proceed. We published newer info here.”] AmTrav Corporate Travel agreed to start using Journera’s data exchange platform. It is the first travel management company to do so. Founded in 2015 and launched a year later, Journera wants to be the glue in an interconnected travel ecosystem. It…

Corporate Travel Buyers On What They Need From TMCs, How They’re Working With Suppliers And Why Policies Changed

According to a pair of travel managers who recently completed RFPs for travel management company services, the traveler experience was a bigger priority than ever before. That stands to reason during a pandemic that is focusing organizations’ attention on their people. Other components of a TMC’s offering that always were important to buyers, like content…

Industry Pros Dispute Travel Management Company Viability Data That Cited Dun And Bradstreet

Have you seen a chart floating around that cites Dun & Bradstreet for indications of potential travel management company failures? Has a business development manager or salesperson shared information that looks like intelligence but also smears the competition?  Be suspicious. Sure, business travel buyers and other industry constituents should be concerned about the future of…

Why More Clients Than Usual Are Reconsidering Their Travel Management Company Relationships

It’s normal in any year for a handful or two of enormous accounts to reach the expiration of their travel management company contracts and conduct solicitations. What’s abnormal is for more than a couple to switch providers. Several big names already moved this year, with more likely to follow. It’s happening downmarket, too. Among the…

More Travel Management Company Consolidation Is Coming And If Past Is Precedent, Most Clients Will Be Fine (Audio)

Travel management company owners who sell their companies in the near future will be fortunate to get half of what they could have earned pre-Covid, according to experts in consolidation speaking last week during a Teleconference call. While the extent to which clients stick around could be a bigger determinant than in the past on…

ARC Notes Positive Booking Trends But Preps For Closures At Up To One In Four Travel Management Company Locations (Audio)

Tickets issued by corporate travel agencies last week were down 85.7 percent year over year. It was a slight improvement on the week before, continuing a modest trend. Speaking last week during a Teleconference call, ARC president and CEO Mike Premo shared his “marketing spin” that corporate travel grew by more than 50 percent during…

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