Corporate booking and travel management startups are ten a penny right now. But SalesTrip has a distinct point of differentiation. Launching in February 2019, the startup claims to be the first native booking and expense offering built within Salesforce, the huge customer relationship management platform with 150,000 customers of its own.
Australia-based Corporate Travel Management by the end of the year plans to launch its full suite of client-facing technologies in the U.S., including its online booking system, managing director Jamie Pherous said during the travel management company's fiscal-year earnings call Wednesday.
Mobile flight disruption and rebooking tech startup Freebird is bringing more travel management companies into the fold, announcing reseller deals with Altour, Options Travel, Safe Harbors Business Travel, Short’s Travel Management and Travel and Transport. They join early adopters Flight Centre Travel Group and Casto Travel.
A McKinsey & Co. consultant speaking here at The Beat Live last month recalled the value argument in the discussion about disintermediation.
Sabre disclosed plans to reduce global headcount by 9 percent to achieve $110 million in annual cost savings. The global distribution system operator and travel IT company is "reorganizing certain functions, reducing layers of management and lowering costs to enable a more nimble, faster moving and focused organization," the company disclosed Tuesday as it reported second-quarter financial results.
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