Posted April 11, 2018

Former Deem Exec Tony D'Astolfo Heads To Serko

New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech provider Serko is bringing on corporate travel vet Tony D'Astolfo to lead its push in the U.S. and Canada. D'Astolfo left another T&E tech provider, Deem, three months ago. Effective April 16, he'll be SVP of North America for Serko, which is publicly traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Read More »
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Posted April 4, 2018

How Travel Companies Perform On Gender Pay In The U.K.

Companies that have 250 or more employees based in the U.K. are required to disclose gender pay gap data. The Beat examined figures and additional disclosures from several airlines, hoteliers, travel management companies and technology companies. Read More »
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Posted October 12, 2017

Amex GBT Eyes Integrated T&E Play But Has To Sit On Expense Sidelines For Now

Well before it acquired KDS, American Express Global Business Travel set its sights on offering its own proprietary booking technology. Last year's acquisition of KDS brought booking tech to Amex GBT and a wholly owned expense system to boot. An integrated T&E technology offering from the mega travel management company is on the horizon, CEO Doug Anderson said last week during The Beat Live conference, but for now, GBT has to sit on the expense sidelines. Read More »
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Posted September 11, 2017

TMC Partners Mostly Warm On Concur Hipmunk Small Business Plan

In a memo to Concur's preferred travel management company partners last week, EVP of supplier and TMC services Mike Koetting called small businesses the industry's "white whale." With its new Concur Hipmunk product for unmanaged travel, Concur has sharpened its harpoon and joined plenty of would-be Captain Ahabs. Read More »
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Posted September 8, 2017

NuTravel Sells OBT, Shifts Focus To Airline Portal Business

NuTravel president and CEO Carmine Carpanzano will readily admit that the corporate booking tool business is tough, especially for a small company going toe-to-toe with a well-capitalized giant like Concur. Read More »
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Posted June 2, 2017

NuTravel, Interplx Cozy Up For Joint T&E Proposition

Corporate booking system provider NuTravel and expense system operator Interplx have formed a joint venture that will offer integrated booking and expense as well as joint pricing, contracting and servicing for travel management company resellers. Read More »
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Posted February 10, 2017

Egencia Looks To Double Sales In Four Years, Bulk Up Sales Force

Last year, Egencia's gross bookings rose 17 percent from 2015 to reach $6.4 billion, and Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday the company's corporate travel arm aims "to double over the next four years." Read More »
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Posted July 28, 2016

As It Moves On From E-Travel, Amadeus Positions 'End-To-End' T&E

Just as Sabre is repositioning its corporate travel assets and reinvigorating its push in self-booking, mobile tools and other business travel areas, so too is global distribution rival Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted November 25, 2015

Bookings Up, Spend Down Among HRG Clients

Worldwide bookings handled by United Kingdom-based Hogg Robinson Group rose 2 percent year over year for the six months ending Sept. 30, yet client travel spend fell 2 percent, according to half-year financial results released Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted May 26, 2015

Product Delays Cut Into Serko Revenue Targets

Serko experienced what CEO Darrin Grafton last week called an "extraordinary growth trajectory" during its fiscal year ending March 31. Yet, the delayed release of its mobile app, slower-than-expected expense system integration and a softening demand for custom-software development left the firm short of its revenue goals. Read More »
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