U.K.-based outsourced services company Capita revealed yesterday that it had "received an unsolicited offer for its travel businesses from Corporate Travel Management Limited."
Australia-based travel management company Corporate Travel Management and Flight Centre Travel Group's corporate-focused brands this week reported solid growth in corporate travel transactions across their multinational operations and laid out further growth ambitions for the U.S. corporate market.
Last month's disclosure that Corporate Travel Management is in talks to buy Capita Travel and Events demonstrated yet again that the U.K. travel management company sector is hurtling through a period of intensive consolidation and ownership change.
Last year, BCD Travel CEO John Snyder described his travel management company's growth strategy as "aggressive." Achieving this ambition apparently means expanding into niche verticals like U.S. government travel, a sector in which BCD already had some exposure but is redoubling its efforts.
BCD Travel is rolling out SAP Customer Data Cloud as the technological foundation for traveler identity management, consent management and profile management, BCD announced Wednesday.
Instead of creating standalone portals for airlines to support business booking and rewards, NuTravel's Universal Connect product lets carriers deliver business program perks and travel management features—from preferred rates to policy—through their consumer dotcom sites.
Companies that have 250 or more employees based in the U.K. are required to disclose gender pay gap data. The Beat examined figures and additional disclosures from several airlines, hoteliers, travel management companies and technology companies.
Corporate travel industry veteran Andy McGraw joined Milwaukee-based Adelman Travel as CEO in May 2017. Since then, the travel management company has positioned itself as a mobile-first "platform as a service" operator, underpinned by its mobile app, Adelman Virtual Assistant, or AVA, and an upgrade to its workforce management and agent-facing technology. He spoke with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer.
A group of travel buyers urged airlines, global distribution systems, online booking tools, travel management companies and travel managers "to do more" to advance the New Distribution Capability standard to meet buyer needs.