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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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Coronavirus Changes View Of Recent Acquisitions, Muddles Forecasts

Coupa execs on Monday confirmed it bought Yapta for about $100 million, but said the new property would underperform relative to original expectations. Wex acquired…

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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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Coupa Buys Yapta, Which Was Part-Owned By Concur

Coupa acquired Yapta, the thirteen-year-old hotel and airfare price assurance firm named for “Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant.” Yapta had raised more than $25 million…

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Startup Whizar Targets Travel Management Companies With Fare Predictions And Ticketing Optimization

Re-shopping booked airfares is nothing new in corporate travel. Front-end fare predictions are relatively common in consumer travel. A Tel Aviv startup now is enabling…

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Egencia Is Building Its Own Hotel Rate Assurance Technology

Popularized by Tripbam and Yapta, hotel rate assurance is now a common part of travel management. Dozens of travel management companies work with those firms…

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