Posted August 28, 2017

Pana, NexTravel Each Make A Play For Non-Employee Travel

Two business travel tech startups, Pana and NexTravel, have separately launched products targeting what each sees as an underserved niche in managed travel: non-employee travelers. Read More »
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Posted August 10, 2017

Adelman Wades Into Unmanaged Waters With Small Business Offering

Milwaukee-based travel management company Adelman plans to launch an out-of-the box offering for small businesses to transition from unmanaged to managed travel. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2017

30SecondsToFly Has Sights On AI Travel Management, Not Just Booking

At this stage of her career development, Claire is training to become a travel agent. She's still learning how to interact with travelers for booking. Trip cancellations and changes are especially challenging, so a supervisor has to step in. Claire's career goal is to become a corporate travel manager. It's an ambitious plan, since Claire is software wrapped in a bot brought to you by 30SecondsToFly, a startup that is building an "artificially intelligent employee for corporate travel management." Read More »
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Posted February 1, 2017

CWT CEO Ekert Talks Strategy, Tech Investment, Hotel Solutions And Cuts

Last April, Carlson Wagonlit Travel appointed Travelport vet Kurt Ekert as CEO. After nine months on the job, he has retooled the organization, including a revamped executive team, and embarked on a refreshed strategy. Read More »
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Posted January 19, 2017

New Ovation Sales Program Courts VIPs Served By Other TMCs

Ovation Corporate Travel launched a new sales program and service offering to handle VIP travelers for accounts served by other travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted August 24, 2016

As CTDs Spread, Opportunities (And Challenges) Increase

ARC's Corporate Travel Department accreditation is nearing its second decade of existence, and the number of CTDs still is increasing steadily. But buyers from these companies face a gauntlet of industry changes perhaps more complex than ever before, from the continual and sometimes rapid change in distribution and technological development to difficulties in finding the personnel to sufficiently staff the operation. Read More »
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Posted April 7, 2016

Study: Travelers Under 35 Show More Faith In Corporate Rates, Book Outside Anyway

Managed travelers younger than 35 demonstrate more faith in corporate rate integrity than do their older counterparts, according to recent research from Phocuswright. That is the good news for travel management professionals. The bad? Travelers younger than 35 are more inclined to book outside the program and do so at a higher rate than travelers 35 and older. Read More »
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Posted February 27, 2015

Amadeus Expects GDS Marketshare Gains To Continue In 2015

Amadeus claimed it processed during the fourth quarter of 2014 42 percent of all global distribution system bookings, raising its quarterly worldwide market share 1.4 percentage points from the last three months of 2013. Read More »
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Posted February 25, 2015

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Posted February 25, 2015

Australia's Acquisitive CTM To 'Keep Buying Until We Die'

Australia's Corporate Travel Management this week told investors to expect further acquisitions in the U.S. market, or in the words of managing director Jamie Pherous, "We could keep buying until we die—and that's our plan." Read More »
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