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BCD Travel Revs Up New Service For Unmanaged Business Travel Clients

BCD Travel launched a no-fee, easy onboarding business travel service in Germany and shared plans to expand it to additional markets next year. The company put one of its top executives, global CFO Cees Batenburg, in charge of the initiative as executive lead. The new service uses a brand from an indirectly related acquisition several…

Finance And Professional Services Perk Up But Still Trail In Large-Market Recovery

U.S. corporate travel has recovered to between 60 percent and 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels, with solid momentum continuing this spring, according to various sources. The rebound hasn’t been uniform, with small businesses and domestic trips still far outpacing large corporate and international, though the gaps are narrowing. Fresh industry data show strength in life…

Amadeus Taps Into Collaboration Trends With Cytric Booking Tool

Is this the year that the Amadeus Cytric online self-booking and expense management system makes a North American splash? The company has big plans and claims some fish on the hook. On Tuesday, Amadeus announced new integration with Microsoft to bring Cytric to users of Teams and Outlook.  Those connections follow a wider Amadeus-Microsoft partnership,…

Now Focused On Expense, SalesTrip Sticks With Salesforce Play

Sales trips may not really be happening yet, but SalesTrip is still kicking. Like some other business travel startups, it refocused on expense management after the pandemic smashed travel bookings. Unlike some others that were acquired, it shrank and kept at it.  The formerly 24-person company is so much slimmer that a request last month…

With Pana Out Of The Picture, Some TMCs See Non-Employee Travel As A Discrete Revenue Line

Arranging and purchasing travel for guests, interns, recruits and other non-employees is perceived by some to be challenging enough that focusing on it helped the entrepreneurs at Pana build a company interesting enough to be acquired. Spend management firm Coupa had other reasons to pay $48.5 million plus stock for Pana, and some customers now are…

‘It’s All Just Wild’: Tech Startups Reach A New Peak Of Froth

Much of the impact that venture-backed business travel startups will have on travel management remains to be seen, but they’ve certainly made a mark on financing, industry dialogue and the battle for small and medium-sized accounts. For tech startups generally, reporting by Erin Griffith finds, there’s no slowdown in sight. How crazy is the money…

TravelPerk: Costs Are Five Times Less Than Those Of ‘Normal’ TMCs

TravelPerk’s valuation tops $1 billion partly because its per-trip costs are five times lower than those of traditional travel management companies, according to its chief commercial officer. “TripActions and TravelPerk are measured like Software-as-a-Service companies, such as Workday, Slack or Zendesk, and not like an Amex or a more traditional travel company,” said TravelPerk CCO…

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