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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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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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Tripbam Data: Hilton Passed Marriott In Corporate Travel Share

In January and February of last year, Tripbam clients made about 80 percent more bookings with Marriott properties than they did with Hilton brands. In…

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GetThere’s Founders Return To Lead Hotel RFP Technology Company BTP Automation

Twenty-five years ago in Palo Alto, Calif., Internet Travel Network made the first online airline reservation. Founders Al Whaley, Dan Whaley and Bruce Yoxsimer took…

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As Tripbam Spins Up Hotel Sourcing Service, Chains Oppose Getting Cut Out

Corporate customers constantly reshopping rates is bad for hotels, but so long as properties publish lower rates, revenue managers have little recourse. It didn’t matter…

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Lodging 2021: Choose Your Own Adventure

GBTA a few months ago attempted to create an industry consensus behind rolling over 2020 hotel rates to 2021. Hotel companies were for it. They…

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As Rates Fall, Corporate Travel Buyers And Hoteliers Go Back To The Table

Hotel average daily rates took a hit in many markets over the past couple of weeks as cancelations rolled in. That means deals for those…

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