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Companies Rework Systems For Sanctioning Business Travel
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Companies Rework Systems For Sanctioning Business Travel

What some once saw as largely penny-pinching paperwork, pre-trip approval now is a crucial component for assessing risk and determining how best to accomplish missions. It’s also helping to bring sustainability to the fore. Increasingly, organizations apply the process on all proposed trips. More also scrutinize trips before travelers book. Who does the approving is changing,…

Joining Bevy Of Return-To-Travel Info Services, New Firm’s Data Scientists See Safe Travel For Most People And Places By July
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Joining Bevy Of Return-To-Travel Info Services, New Firm’s Data Scientists See Safe Travel For Most People And Places By July

As various industry entities work on the problem of informing business travelers of whether they can or should go here or there, and what they need to do, a new player from the world of data science appears to have something new.  Using more than 30 data sources, GoPass Global’s APIs reflect pandemic conditions through…

Adelman’s Self-Service Pre-Trip Approvals System Allows On-The-Fly Modifications
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Adelman’s Self-Service Pre-Trip Approvals System Allows On-The-Fly Modifications

Adelman Travel Group built what it considers a first-of-its-kind self-service travel authorization tool. Called Hot Spot Approvals, the proprietary technology allows clients to assign approvers to particular travelers or establish start and end dates without having to ask the TMC for help. The “intuitive, web-based, simple” system doesn’t rely on traditional hierarchy data, according to…

As Companies Get Creative With Pre-Trip Communications, Discovery Moves Guidance To The Front End With Shep
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As Companies Get Creative With Pre-Trip Communications, Discovery Moves Guidance To The Front End With Shep

[UPDATE, Dec. 22, 2021: Shep was acquired by FCM.] Businesses shouldn’t send travelers out in today’s world without proper guidance. Ideally, communications feature in the planning and booking process. They could be part and parcel of pre-trip approval and efforts to cajole corporate employees into using preferred managed travel booking channels. Although it has not…

Withering On The Vine? Sabre’s TripCase Slips In Managed Business Travel While TripIt Keeps Adding Features
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Withering On The Vine? Sabre’s TripCase Slips In Managed Business Travel While TripIt Keeps Adding Features

The United States Patent and Trademark Office in February granted Sabre a patent on “post-booking travel assistance and organization.” This covers some key functions in the Sabre TripCase mobile app. It came nearly a decade after Sabre applied for the designation and despite more recent comments about its lack of desire for patents. Sabre was…

GDPR Prompts BCD Travel To Sign On With SAP’s Customer Data Cloud, Replace Existing Traveler Profile System
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GDPR Prompts BCD Travel To Sign On With SAP’s Customer Data Cloud, Replace Existing Traveler Profile System

BCD Travel clients by year-end will start benefiting from a new traveler information database built with SAP’s cloud-based customer data solution, the companies said Wednesday. Replacing BCD’s TripSource Profile Manager, the partnership will handle traveler identity, consent and profile management. According to a statement, BCD Travel wants to offer “more personalized service and support, seamless…

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