Posted June 14, 2017

Upside Isn't For Managed Corporate Travel, Until It Is

Priceline founder Jay Walker's travel startup Upside serves the unmanaged travel segment. The company sells travel packages and positions a rewards scheme directly to end users. It is intended for neither the enterprise nor the managed travel segment—not yet. Read More »
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Posted August 19, 2015

THE BEAT SHEET: Hotel Attachment; Semantic Search And OBTs; GDS Class Action; EMD Progress

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted July 27, 2015

Christopherson Thinks It Has Solved The Hotel Attachment Problem

Christopherson's system scans overnight airline reservations that do not include a hotel booking. It then auto-generates an email to travelers without a hotel booking with four courses of action: Let the traveler book a hotel immediately, let the traveler set a reminder to book a hotel at a specified date, let the traveler attach his or her hotel reservation if already booked outside the system or let the traveler confirm that he or she doesn't need a hotel reservation. Read More »
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Posted April 9, 2015

Christopherson Focuses Technology Investments On 'The 2 Percent'

For all the talk about consumerization in corporate travel, Christopherson Business Travel is adamant about building technology for what CEO Mike Cameron called "the 2 percent:" the travel manager, not the traveler. Read More »
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Posted April 22, 2014

Christopherson Deploys Virtual Card To Simplify Hotel Reconciliation

Virtual card technology these days is making headlines around the payment sector, but Christopherson Business Travel has been using it for years. To help a client solve a unique challenge, the Salt Lake City-based travel management company developed the virtual HotelPrepaidLogic card, bringing automation to what had been a tedious, manual process. Read More »
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Posted January 7, 2014

Looking East, Christopherson Acquires Alabama TMC On Path To Half-Billion Sales Target

Christopherson Business Travel recently announced the acquisition of Birmingham, Ala.-based All Seasons Travel in an eastward expansion of its geographic footprint. Christopherson CEO Mike Cameron told The Beat the deal is "a perfect match" and keeps the super regional travel management company on track to reach $500 million in sales during 2015. Terms were not disclosed by the privately held companies. Read More »
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Posted August 5, 2013

Christopherson Builds App For Travel Managers

Christopherson Business Travel has developed a mobile app designed for use by travel managers, department heads and team leaders at its client companies. Available now for iOS platforms, an Android version also is forthcoming, probably in September. Read More »
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Posted January 30, 2013

TMC Christopherson Adds Real-Time Report Card In Updated Portal

Utah's Christopherson Business Travel this month upgraded its portal technology to provide not only the reports and dashboards you'd expect from a travel management company's online home for clients, but also real-time data detailing what they're saving by using the TMC. Read More »
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Posted September 8, 2010 - New York City

Trip Out: TMC Christopherson Examines New Data Stream

Christopherson Business Travel last week turned on its integration with TripIt, and the $200 million travel management company's information technology manager, Chad Maughan, said his team now is digging into what he considers a little-known benefit: the data that comes back.

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