Posted August 14, 2017

BCD, CWT To Launch Mobile Air Booking As TMCs Evolve Role In Mobile Transactions

Carlson Wagonlit Travel plans to introduce full airline shopping and booking capabilities within its CWT To Go app later this year. BCD Travel, too, confirmed mobile "air booking in TripSource is in development." Those megas are among several travel management companies evolving their mobile wares to include further booking capabilities. If the first generation of TMC apps were informational and focused on itinerary management, the next is increasingly transactional. Read More »
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Posted January 24, 2017

TripActions Launches 'All-In-One' Travel Booking And Management Tech

After a year of testing and client pilots, Bay Area corporate travel startup TripActions is officially launching. TripActions bills its offering as "all-in-one travel management technology" that provides travelers with booking and in-trip mobile technology, a rewards system for beating budgets and offline agent support. For client companies, TripActions promises simple, all-inclusive pricing, policy management, the ability to load discounts, data reporting and savings. Read More »
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Posted December 14, 2016

CTM Bulks Up In The U.K. With Redfern Acquisition

Australia-based Corporate Travel Management announced plans to acquire U.K.-based Redfern Travel and Tasmania-based Andrew Jones Travel. In conjunction, the publicly traded travel management company issued a new share purchase option to eligible shareholders to raise A$71 million to fund the deals. Read More »
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Posted October 6, 2016

Just How Big Is Concur Travel Anyway?

It was 10 years ago when Concur entered the corporate booking market with the acquisition of Outtask. Since then, it has established itself not only as the dominant expense system in the United States but also the most-used corporate booking tool by several measures. 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 May 17, 2016

Like Others Before It, Concur Plans Microsoft Office Integration

Concur is working with Microsoft on a prototype to integrate travel and expense features into Office 365's Outlook calendar and email applications. The corporate booking integration is in the mold of similar concepts Microsoft has worked on with others, including 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 October 15, 2015

TMCs, Technologists Grapple With Mobile Future

Arlington, Va. – Four C-level executives in corporate travel bestrode the stage at The Beat Live conference here last month to discuss corporate mobile solutions—and promptly contested what should be included on a travel app today, what should go on it tomorrow and where clients should source mobile applications. Read More »
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Posted July 23, 2015

Tinkering With TMC Pricing, AmTrav Tries Freemium Hook

This week, AmTrav enabled new clients and prospects to use its booking tool and 24/7 agent support with "instant access," no contract and no cost, said AmTrav president Craig Fichtelberg. Read More »
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Posted July 10, 2015
Jeff Klee

INTERVIEW: AmTrav CEO And Co-Founder Jeff Klee

AmTrav prides itself on its booking tool, which may have only "80 percent" of the "the bells and whistles" of a Concur but is "nimble" and quick to bring in nonfare airline content, said Klee, who is CEO of the travel management company and of online travel agency CheapAir.com. Klee spoke with The Beat's Jay Boehmer about bringing in new types of content, why he's not sold on the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability, why AmTrav now works with Concur and how he balances supplier relationships when running an OTA alongside a TMC. Read More »
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