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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Posted in Methods Suppliers

Reshopping Can Be Free, But Beware The Bias

Popularized by Tripbam and Yapta, hotel reshopping offers savings as rates fluctuate after initial bookings. But who controls exactly what gets reshopped and rebooked? Whose…

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Posted in Budgets Culture Policy Productivity

Steve Reynolds On The Myth Of The Traveler Satisfaction Silver Bullet

During decent economic conditions, traveler satisfaction is big in travel management circles. Everyone wants happy, healthy and productive employees, and many see that translating to…

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Posted in Service Suppliers

After Pivot, Jay Walker’s Upside Travel Is Attempting To Play A Very Long Game

Online travel legend Jay Walker is putting his best spin on Upside Travel’s pivot, but it’s hard to envision which way the company will be…

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Posted in Distribution Methods Suppliers

TripBam Corrals Direct Bookings With Traxo’s Help

TripBam is growing fast. What started as a rate checking and re-shopping service now also can serve as a tool for hotel rate negotiations. Its…

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