New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech provider Serko is bringing on corporate travel vet Tony D'Astolfo to lead its push in the U.S. and Canada. D'Astolfo left another T&E tech provider, Deem, three months ago. Effective April 16, he'll be SVP of North America for Serko, which is publicly traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.
Deem this week named several corporate travel management companies that have deployed its Intelligent Attach product, which aims to increase the rate of hotel bookings relative to air purchases.
New Zealand-based corporate T&E technology provider Serko landed Carlson Wagonlit Travel as its first reseller of the Zeno travel booking and tech system in the U.S., the companies announced this month.
In total, the U.S. federal government is the largest buyer of travel in the world. And so, when a portion of the government goes unfunded and hundreds of thousands of civilian employees are furloughed or working without pay, a negative impact on suppliers and intermediaries that serve federal travel programs is expected.
Deem has acquired hotel travel technology provider Olset, Deem president and COO John Rizzo announced today during The Beat Live conference in Chicago.
Concur last week notified Deem that it no longer would integrate ground transportation content from the Deem Ground system, according to a fiery blog post by Deem CEO Patrick Grady.
Deem confirmed the departure of founder and CEO Patrick Grady, along with a new round of funding.
Deem filed a lawsuit against Travelport in a U.S. district court in California this week over a disputed payment structure related to their Deem ground service agreements. The lawsuit will not immediately impact Travelport subscribers' access to Deem's ground platform, which connects ground transportation service providers with intermediaries and buyers.