Posted August 22, 2017

CTM On Acquisitions: 'They're Getting Bigger'

Corporate Travel Management made its last U.S. acquisition more than a year ago when it picked up Boston-area travel management company Travizon. That was on the heels of its purchase of California-based Montrose Travel. While the Australian company is busy integrating those U.S. buys, CTM's appetite for acquisitions in North America and other markets is hardly sated, CTM managing director Jamie Pherous said this week. Read More »
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Posted April 20, 2016

CTM Buys Travizon For $21 Million

Corporate Travel Management announced a deal to acquire Massachusetts-based travel management company Travizon Travel for a base consideration of $21 million. Read More »
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Posted July 23, 2013

Tech Investments For Client Customization Continue At Travizon

Massachusetts-based travel management company Travizon has rewritten its proprietary data reporting tool and expects by September to release its own itinerary system. The company also has added a second source of flight information for better coverage. Read More »
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Posted November 23, 2011

Travizon Leaves HRG Affiliates Program In Favor Of GlobalStar

Boston-area travel management company Travizon has ended its participation in the HRG Affiliates program after two years and joined the GlobalStar Travel Management network.

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Posted March 11, 2010 - New York City

TMC Travizon Building Mobile Security App

Boston-area travel management company Travizon is allocating development resources for its own BlackBerry and iPhone mobile applications, including a "mini security" tool allowing travel managers to see where their travelers are and any alerts. The app would blend data from the Sabre Traveler Security and Data Suite with flight status and other information from FlightView, both of which Travizon already uses for desktop applications.

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Posted January 14, 2008 - New York City

INTERVIEW: TMC Exec George Gadebusch

World Travel Inc. chief information officer George Gadebusch spoke earlier this month with The Beat's Jay Campbell about the Philadelphia-area travel management company's approach to client service through technology customization, including recent changes in its data reporting and mid-office tools. He also shared some opinions about legacy industry technology. An excerpt follows.

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Posted August 22, 2007 - New York City

WNS Hires Reynolds as EVP for North America, Grover in Europe

WNS Travel hired Steve Reynolds, formerly a consultant with Management Alternatives and an executive with Affiliated Computer Services and TRX, as executive vice president for its North America region. WNS also named one of Reynolds' former TRX colleagues, Peter Grover, executive vice president of WNS Travel Europe.

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Posted July 18, 2007 - New York City

New BookingBuilder-Southwest Role Panned

Given Southwest Airlines' participation in Sabre and its recently announced content agreement with Galileo's Apollo, consultants yawned over a new partnership in which BookingBuilder would enable corporate booking tools to access Southwest's Swabiz portal. They acknowledged the new connections could be useful for Amadeus or Worldspan agencies that do not want agreements with Apollo or Sabre--and that Swabiz may offer some fares that Apollo and Sabre do not--but analysts nevertheless were not im Read More »
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Posted June 26, 2007 - New York City
Anup Gupta

INTERVIEW: WNS Travel Services CEO Anup Gupta

Examples of offshore servicing of corporate travelers are rare, more than two years after Siemens Shared Services went public with a full-service, Bangalore-based, cross-border traveler support center. Nonetheless, business process outsourcing providers see a ripe market in corporate travel, and travel management companies, ever mindful of labor and processing costs, are keeping an eye on it. Originally set up by British Airways, WNS Global Services recently said it would expand its efforts to a Read More »
Posted June 20, 2007 - New York City

WNS Goes After BPO for Corporate Agencies

Business process outsourcing provider WNS Global Services last month said it is attempting to break into corporate travel. The vendor to Travelocity and dozens of other travel companies is making its push just as a backlash against offshore customer servicing may be waning, sources suggested.

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