travel management company

Ex-Exec Sues BCD Travel For Gender Discrimination, Contract Breach

Former BCD Travel vice president of global sales Trudy Blough sued the company, alleging breach of contract and violations of the Civil Rights Act and Equal Pay Act. Currently a global sales director for American Express Global Business Travel, Blough worked at BCD Travel from 2012 and was promoted to VP in 2018. According to…

Tripism Seeks New Traveler Engagement Avenues With TMC Partnership Model

An engagement platform offering traveling employees a central source for corporate program info, Tripism last month announced an agreement with U.K.-based Good Travel Management to bring its services to small and medium-sized enterprises.  Unlike Tripism’s direct work with large corporates and its partnership with BCD Travel, in the case of GTM, the TMC is the client….

Notebook: The Beat Live

New York — First up on the agenda at The Beat Live here Tuesday was American Express Global Business Travel CEO Paul Abbott, interviewed by The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer. AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee followed with a keynote speech and then Scott Laurence, American Airlines SVP of partnerships and retailing, took a few questions. Highlights follow….

With Finance Picture Brightening, CWT Brings Back Koetting

CWT confirmed it hired Mike Koetting, who retired in early 2022 from SAP Concur after more than 11 years there. Meanwhile, Fitch Ratings on Monday said it expected CWT to get back to positive free cash flow next year. Koetting rejoined the travel management company last month as chief transformation officer, reporting to CWT president…

Notebook: Catch Up On Airline Distribution

The Global Business Travel Association’s New Jersey chapter on Nov. 9 hosted a webinar on airline distribution featuring JTB Business Travel, SAP Concur, Sabre and United Airlines. Moderated by The Company Dime‘s Jay Campbell, the discussion featured observations about the status of the New Distribution Capability, where it’s going, some of its challenges, what the…

Dispatch 7

On the boards of a set of 14 business travel suppliers tracked by The Company Dime, female representation doubled between 2012 and 2023 to 30 percent. One of them has a woman serving as chair, the same number in that role among the group as in 2017 and 2012. The number of female CEOs in…

Facing Slow NDC Adoption, Air Canada Delays Surcharge For Corporate Clients

On Tuesday, Air Canada told corporate clients they no longer had to pay its surcharge for bookings made using traditional EDIFACT protocols, at least for the time being. The change acknowledges that the corporate travel community was not ready to adopt surcharge-free NDC channels that Air Canada initiated with global distribution system providers during the…

End of content

End of content