Ovation Corporate Travel launched a new sales program and service offering to handle VIP travelers for accounts served by other travel management companies.
With new funding, a few recent hires and a name change, Lumo, formerly Flightsayer, is drumming up interest among travel management companies for its data service that predicts flight delays before they occur.
Ovation Travel Group now has about 100 travelers participating in what executive vice president Michael Steiner described as an "uber-VIP service" that essentially puts one of the company's top agents on call 24/7 for participating travelers.
Ever notice how travel management companies (TMCs) have a hard time selling their value? TMCs compete on the wrong metric, and they sell to the wrong people.
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.
Registration opened this week for the Global Business Travel Association convention in August, and GBTA is requiring what appears to be more data than ever before from would-be attendees when they register. Here's a partial list of questions you'll be expected to answer if you plan to attend.
It seemed hard to believe when Ovation Travel Group executive vice president Michael Steiner said the travel agents in the company's new VIP service use iPads to access the global distribution system. Cryptic commands using a touch screen? It's a bitch, but apparently it's easier than going back to the office to help a high-end traveler. And as it happens, all three major GDSs aim to optimize GDS access on tablets.