Tripbam Automation Will Relentlessly Bug Hotels Violating Deals

One of the most frustrating aspects of hotel relationships for corporations is that the better the negotiated rate, the more often it shows as sold out. Hotels tinker with room inventories and in the process sometimes violate contracts stipulating last-room availability. Tripbam is testing a program that alerts hotels when they fail to live up to these commitments.

The process starts with what Tripbam CEO Steve Reynolds called an "always-on" audit. When the client's rate isn't available at the point of sale, Tripbam checks . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.

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Caroline Strachan
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Nicely done Tripbam. Imagine any other corporate spend area where the supplier was caught overcharging! Glad to see this hole now has an automated fix.