Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Marriott Again Wants To Skip Corporate Rate Negotiations As Hotel Pricing Remains Volatile

As it and several other hotel companies did last year, Marriott International told corporate accounts it would roll over current-year negotiated rates to next year…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

Debt-Laden CWT Is In Talks On Financial Restructuring As Big Company Travelers Remain On The Sidelines

CWT’s lenders agreed to delay the company’s June interest obligations amid discussions about “the best possible financial plan for CWT,” according to a company spokesperson….

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Posted in Careers

Huge Pool Of Candidates Pledges Transparency, Global View On GBTA Board

Thanks to the pandemic, newly approved bylaws and turnover on the Global Business Travel Association board, 2021 will usher in a new era for the…

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Posted in Productivity Risk

Polls Show Signs Of Optimism As Corporate Travel Remains Off By Roughly 70 Percent Versus 2019

[CORRECTIONS: This article originally cited an incorrect timeframe for the American Express survey and incorrectly described the reduction in FCM’s business. Both are corrected below.]…

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Posted in Negotiating Productivity Risk

Reporter’s Notebook: Digital Health Credentials, Dynamic Hotel Pricing, TMC Relationships

Read on for the latest industry discussions about digital passports, dynamic hotel pricing and TMC relationships. Providers of so-called digital health passports continue to add…

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Adding Air, Tripbam Begins Evolution To Corporate Travel Spend Management Platform

Known as a corporate hotel program aide, Tripbam is spreading its wings into the air category. It plans to mimic its lodging capabilities and capture…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

What The American Express Global Business Travel-Egencia Deal Would Mean (Think Hotels)

The planned acquisition by American Express Global Business Travel of Egencia has multiple implications depending on the party in question. For GBT, it’s about scale,…

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