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Business Travel News

These articles explore key aspects of the industry, including travel buyers, distribution, duty of care, and loyalty programs, providing valuable insights for stakeholders and decision-makers. Travel buyers will find relevant information on the latest procurement strategies, negotiation tactics, and supplier relations, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their travel programs. In the realm of distribution, the archive covers the evolving landscape of booking channels, global distribution systems (GDS), and direct connects, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in this area. The archive also delves into the critical issue of duty of care, emphasizing the importance of traveler safety, risk management, and compliance with ever-changing regulations. Learn also how companies are leveraging loyalty programs to enhance traveler satisfaction, drive cost savings, and foster long-term relationships with suppliers.

Business Travel

The new hotel review site that’s only for corporate travelers

The golden nugget in this launch is the opportunity to open up the platform and allow all corporations of a certain size or influence to share hotel reviews based solely on business travelers’ needs.

Airlines

Is it time for the FAA to pass a regulation for handling “passengers of size”?

It’s an uncomfortable situation for everyone when a passenger can’t quite fit in their sit, but even more important is the flyer’s rights, which are still largely ignored by airlines with varying flying policies.

Is it time for the FAA to pass a regulation for handling “passengers of size”?

Business Travel

Concur narrows its losses in fiscal fourth quarter

Despite its losses, Concur says it continues to make investments, including in its powering of the federal government travel program, and is showing strength in both the small to medium business, and global accounts markets.

Business Travel

The upturn in the U.S. hotel industry is bad news for travel managers

Hotels in major business-travel markets are ready to start clawing their way back from years of stagnation and price drops.

Business Travel

Amadeus and Travelport launch tech tools for companies to track business travelers

Communication is at the core of these mobile solutions that aim to help corporations and travel agents anticipate travel hassles before they occur and easily alert travelers of itinerary changes.

Amadeus and Travelport launch tech tools for companies to track business travelers

Airlines

Ryanair’s quest for more fees: Just add more rows in reserved/premium category

You know these numbers of "premium" rows are only going up, right? Unless some regulatory authority sets a maximum limit.

Business Travel

Taxi-booking app GetTaxi launches site to manage businesses’ driving needs

Taxi-booking apps need something to differentiate themselves from the plethora of services, and a site aimed at HR departments for taxiing interviewees sounds niche enough to have a shot at success.

Taxi-booking app GetTaxi launches site to manage businesses’ driving needs

Airlines

Next Senate Commerce committee head causing agita for transportation advocates

Transportatation advocates are rightfully concerned that DeMint is better at ripping things apart than crafting a travel and transportation policy for the future.

Airlines

U.S. airlines readying international Wi-Fi for over-ocean flights

U.S. airlines are behind the times when it comes to Wi-Fi for international flights and it will take them a couple of years to roll it out.

Business Travel

WorldMate bought by Carlson Wagonlit for about $20 million

The acquisition of WorldMate is a natural fit for Carlson Wagonlit Travel and corporate travel in general. Integrating WorldMate without turning off WorldMate's non-CWT travel management customers will be dicey.

WorldMate bought by Carlson Wagonlit for about $20 million