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As Lola Suspends Operation, Users Migrate To Amex GBT

[UPDATE, Oct. 8, 2021: Capital One acquired Lola’s software and hired its team, according to media reports.] Some high-profile business travel startups are not cutting…

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Expensify, Kayak Embark On Latest Of So Many Attempts To Reach Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

The pandemic stopped most business travel, but it did not end the relentless and historically futile quest for an online-first intermediary that attracts and keeps…

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Upside’s Latest Relaunch Is Here

A few twists after The Upside Travel Company’s birth about four years ago, it’s again reintroducing itself. Now it’s positioned as a no-fee, no-contract, no-minimum,…

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Delta-TripActions Dispute Was About Rewards For Trading Down As Well As The Display

When Delta Air Lines and TripActions last winter resolved their dispute, the parties suggested it had something to do with the display interface. As it…

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Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

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BCD Travel To Join Stampede For Small, Midmarket Business

Business travel agency entrepreneurs sometimes say they’re not competing with large travel management companies because they are not going after the large or highly managed…

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Lacking Southwest Concerns Lola’s Paul English Less Than Customer Acquisition Does

Well-funded startup Lola last week announced its Lola Works small business platform featuring reporting, team collaboration and policy and spending guidelines with “wiggle room.” The features…

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