Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Results Are In: Corporates Held The Line On Negotiated 2019 Hotel Rates, Tripbam Clients Did Better

With another annual contracting season mostly in the rear view, the three largest travel management companies reported modest increases in their clients’ negotiated corporate hotel…

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Posted in Methods Suppliers

Amex GBT To Expand Proprietary Hotel Reshopping Service

American Express Global Business Travel this year will bring its hotel reshopping function to markets beyond North America. Like services from Tripbam and Yapta, it…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Some Clients Find Use Of HRS Can Be At Odds With Travel Management Companies

HRS is expanding its reach, adding services and picking up big-name clients. As it does, it steps on the toes of some travel management companies,…

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Posted in Methods Negotiating Reporting

Steve Reynolds On Why Now Is The Time For Dynamic Hotel Discounts

Corporate travel veteran Steve Reynolds is a hotel rate wonk, and you’re the beneficiary. Read on as the Tripbam founder dissects the arguments surrounding dynamic…

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Posted in Negotiating Reporting Suppliers

New Tripbam Benchmarking And Auditing Services Take Aim At Hotel Revenue Management Trickery

Tripbam announced benchmarking and hotel performance assessment tools enabling clients to determine if they’re getting appropriate discounts, why negotiated rates aren’t being used and where they…

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Posted in Budgets Culture Policy Productivity

Experts Ponder Policy, Prices And Productivity

Do rigid, frugal travel policies jeopardize employee performance? It’s debatable. Tripbam CEO Steve Reynolds is in the cost-control camp. His argument goes like this: It’s…

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Posted in Budgets Culture Methods

As Acquis Consulting-Backed Startup Takes On Rocketrip, Pros Remain Divided On Rewards

Tripkicks is a new tech company focused on helping companies spend less on business travel through employee incentives. Its approach is similar to that of…

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