Posted November 12, 2013

COMMENT: Millennials Are People Too

Can we please dump the "us" versus "them" discourse relative to the youngest members of the corporate workforce? The dialogue I've been hearing from both inside and outside the industry is fraught with hangups and foolishness, and polls aiming to uncover how Millennials are so different from Boomers and Xers seem only to prove that younger people are different from older people. Shocker! Read More »
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Posted August 5, 2013

Christopherson Builds App For Travel Managers

Christopherson Business Travel has developed a mobile app designed for use by travel managers, department heads and team leaders at its client companies. Available now for iOS platforms, an Android version also is forthcoming, probably in September. Read More »
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Posted August 1, 2013

Egencia Rebuilding Mobile App

Egencia expects this fall to provide an iOS app called TripNavigator that will replace Egencia Mobile and features step-by-step trip navigation and integrated access to travel counselors. An Android version will follow early next year, according to the company. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2013 - Jersey City, N.J.

Concur Names TMC Partners In Open Booking

Concur at its Fusion Exchange conference here last week revealed the names of three travel management companies collaborating on its Open Booking approach: Gant Travel Management, TravelSolutions by Campbell and Travel Incorporated. Concur also referenced two additional TMCs, BCD Travel and Egencia, whose involvement is a bit different. Read More »
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Posted July 30, 2013

Egencia Launching Hotel Scoring System

Egencia in North America has created what it calls a Hotel Value Score system, essentially a more customizable rules engine for sorting search results in agent, mobile or online booking displays. If it's successful, the program could help Expedia hang on to business traveler hotel bookings that might otherwise flow to online travel competitors. Read More »
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Posted July 30, 2013

Prime Numbers Replacing Travel GPA, Exploring Tech For Contract Negotiations

Prime Numbers Technology expects by September to sunset its original product, Travel GPA, in favor of Prime Analytics, a new data analytics and business intelligence product in development since ... Read More »
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Posted July 29, 2013

Spending More Time With Family ... No, Seriously

After careful consideration, I am relinquishing my position as editorial director of The BTN Group. Former Business Travel News editor David Meyer will assume that title and executive managing editor ... 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 July 18, 2013

Tony D'Astolfo To Lead PhoCusWright

PhoCusWright appointed longtime corporate travel executive Tony D'Astolfo as its managing director after a lengthy search to replace the research and event firm's founder, Philip Wolf. The Beat and Ph... Read More »
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Posted July 17, 2013

Frustrated TMCs Largely Accept Sabre's Explanation For Outage

Travel management companies that use Sabre understandably were frustrated with the company when some of its virtual private network technology went down just before Independence Day, but on balance th... Read More »
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