[UPDATE: Aug. 18, 2017: Direct Travel acquired S.R. Travel Service of San Francisco. Terms were not announced. A statement from Direct Travel West region president Helen Leon noted plans to expand "VIP and elite" services. Direct claims $4 billion in sales and offices in 60 locations.]

The creators of TripActions think they have a slick reservations app, a fun incentive program and an innovative approach to travel policy. At $0 per transaction, the price also may be attractive. Its travel management company partner, S.R. Travel Service . . .

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