U.K.-based Business Travel Direct has become the first travel management company to participate in Traxo Marketplace, which integrates travel data aggregator Traxo with other service providers to manage off-channel bookings.
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Sabre has Concur in its sights as it pulls together a mobile-focused corporate offering that brings GetThere's booking capabilities into TripCase, folds in virtual payment capabilities, widens the door to third-party developers, provides deeper ties to expense partners and puts it all in what the company calls a "consumer-grade" wrapper.
NuTravel Technology Solutions hasn't been intentionally secretive about its new technology platform, but it hasn't been shouting from the rooftops either. That's because the company has spent the past 18 months working on that platform and wanted it operational before promoting it in the market, according to president and CEO Carmine Carpanzano.
Deloitte this week issued its annual 2013 Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest-growing North American firms in the technology, media, telecom, life sciences and clean technology sectors. A number of travel- or meetings-related companies made the list, including QuickMobile, ranked highest among them at 21st.
Sabre's GetThere last month released its first new user interface in four years. It is designed to make it easier and faster for travelers to use mobile, tablet or desktop devices to book travel and access Sabre Virtual Meetings and integrated expense tools, and for travel managers to reinforce preferred suppliers with targeted promotional advertising.