Since Roadmap launched three years ago, several large enterprise clients have commissioned the tech company to build bespoke, company-branded mobile apps for their corporate travelers. Founder-funded at launch, Roadmap last week announced its first round of external funding to drive its next 18-month chapter of growth.
A few years ago, startups going explicitly after the corporate travel market were few and far between. Now, the number of new entrants and tech providers entering is growing, and so is the sum of venture capital behind them.
The European Commission is reviewing "all provisions" of its code of conduct for computerized reservations systems, which is the governing regulation for global distribution systems in the European Union.
Entities affiliated with activist investor Paul Singer have accumulated nearly a 12 percent position in global distribution system operator Travelport, and plan to urge a strategic review of the company and explore a potential sale of Travelport or its assets, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure filed Monday.
Roadmap CEO Jeroen van Velzen got into the travel business by accident. At his predecessor company, Sound of Data, he fell into a project to text flight status information to travelers.
A couple Frosch executives co-founded a startup that provides mobile itinerary management technology for travel management companies to support travelers in-trip whether they transact with the agency or book off channel.
The International Air Transport Association this week during its World Passenger Symposium in Abu Dhabi expects to propose "a roadmap and business case" for its New Distribution Capability, and plans to "complete the standards definition next year."
BCD again is actively selling to the market TBiz services more than a year after acquiring from Sabre the Travelocity Business corporate travel agency.
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