Posted September 12, 2018

Corporate Travel Rewards Startup Tripkicks Emphasizes Risk-Free Pricing, Configurability

Even if plenty of managed travel professionals reject the concept, players that incentivize corporate travelers to beat trip budgets have gained investors, partners and some user acceptance. The latest to market is Tripkicks, which was founded this year with backing from Acquis Consulting to set trip budgets and offer monetary rewards to managed travelers who come in under budget. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 22, 2018

Corporate Travel Incentivization Attracts Startup Funding But Mixed Reactions From Travel Pros

Tech companies that help travel programs incentivize employees to book at lower prices have been attracting fresh funding. TripActions announced $51 million of Series B financing in March, and Rocketrip won $15 million of Series C financing in April. Those follow TravelBank's $25 million Series B funding last year for its travel booking and expense technology that also promotes a rewards program for travelers who beat budgets. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted February 6, 2018

BCD Travel Launches Third-Party Tech Marketplace For Clients

BCD Travel today is opening a marketplace of authorized third-party technology and service providers that will help corporate clients discover and more quickly implement solutions into their programs, the travel management company announced Tuesday. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted August 31, 2017

TravelBank Lands $25 Million To Grow Team, Enhance Small Business T&E Product

In a crowded crop of business travel tech providers eyeing the small business sector, TravelBank got a significant boost in capital this week, with $25 million in additional funding to add staff and further develop its T&E product. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted August 8, 2016
Dan Ruch

INTERVIEW: Rocketrip CEO Dan Ruch

With $9 million in Series B financing secured in June, Rocketrip is boosting sales efforts and adding system features for larger clients. Rocketrip this month is turning on a new feature called Copilot, which enlists executive admins in the quest to incentivize travel savings. CEO Dan Ruch caught up with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer to talk about the latest. Read More »
Posted August 11, 2014

Dan Ruch, Rocketrip

Business travel managers are focusing on the wrong triggers. Let's stop hovering a stick over our employees. When provided the right motivation in the form of a tangible benefit, employees will willing and enthusiastically exhibit compliant behavior. Read More »
Posted by: Dan Ruch | More by Dan Ruch
Posted June 16, 2014

Now Seen As a TMC Supplement, Rocketrip Integrating With Expense Systems

Although Rocketrip initially was positioned as an alternative to travel management companies, its early customers are using the new travel management and employee rewards platform in conjunction with their designated TMCs. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted November 6, 2013

Two More Startups Tackle Corporate Travel Spot Buying

Two New York startups separately are bringing to market next-gen travel management-lite systems geared toward smaller companies. Reminiscent of Concur's use of TripIt, both revolve around emailed itineraries from travelers booking wherever they like. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
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