World Travel Inc.

European Court’s Data Privacy Decision Adds Uncertainty And Work For TMCs, Other Travel Companies

Ensuring the protection of data about European citizens transferred to the United States just became mildly to a whole lot more complicated. The Court of Justice of the European Union last week invalidated the Privacy Shield framework in use by more than 5,000 companies, including approximately 16 U.S.-based travel management companies. It found that the…

With Support Wilting, Solombrino Apologizes And GBTA Board Hires Trusted Legal Partner To Investigate New Allegations

Readers, please note our Disclosure about conflicts of interest at the bottom of this article. The GBTA board of directors asked law firm Polsinelli to review a host of allegations made by current and former staff members against its leadership. Previously undisclosed, the investigation and related claims pile on to what was already a bad…

World Travel Inc. Builds Real-Time Load Factors Into New Disruption Management Platform

Airlines say they are limiting the number of passengers on flights in an effort to maintain social distancing. Anecdotally, though, plenty of flights are full. Airline approaches vary, the situation will be fluid and there are no guarantees. World Travel Inc. is building a tool to inject some confidence by showing how full flights booked…

Co-Founded By Former Concur Salespeople, Business Development Accelerator PartnerTap Gains Traction With Travel Management Companies

This one goes out to the suppliers and intermediaries in the audience.  Business development is always important, but especially now. Say you’re a travel management company and most of your clients are at less than 10 percent. It’s a good time to double down on getting more. The question is, how? A nearly four-year-old company…

DOT To Award Cash Prize For New Thinking On How To Fight Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Transportation through Jan. 31 is accepting submissions for its first annual Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award. DOT is giving out a $50,000 prize “to incentivize an increase in human trafficking awareness, training and prevention among transportation stakeholders.” The introduction of the award program coincides with National Slavery and Human…

World Travel Inc. Partners With Rome-Based Tech Firm For Reporting Chatbot

Few things jazz up Rock Blanco more than new platforms, which helps him stay cool in the face of trial and error. Such is the World Travel Inc. chief innovation officer’s relationship with Alexa, whom he had to dump for a friendlier dance partner. Now, World Travel is working with Rome-based Askdata on a conversational…

Here’s Why Dee Runyan Joined A Smaller Travel Management Company

Former longtime BCD Travel executive Dee Runyan this month ended a seven-year run as president of World Travel Inc. and on Monday joined Chicago-area CorpTrav as chief operating officer. Runyan’s personal brand is stronger across much of corporate travel than that of her new company, but she argued the move was in character. During a…

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