Articles tagged “american express gbt”

American Express GBT Picks New CEO to Lead Tech Growth

American Express GBT Picks New CEO to Lead Tech Growth

Isaac Carey, Skift

Over the past three years, the company finalized two major acquisitions and kicked off a tech overhaul. Now it's ready to invest further in creating new web and mobile platforms.

4 weeks ago

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

Isaac Carey, Skift

The future looks good for meetings and events. That was the vibe coming out of IMEX America in Las Vegas last week, even as some planners worry about trade tensions and a looming economic downturn.

4 weeks ago

How U.S. and UK Travelers Differ When on the Company Dime

How U.S. and UK Travelers Differ When on the Company Dime

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers from the U.S. are more likely to disregard travel policy and do whatever they want. UK travelers, though, are actually more adventurous when it comes to choosing where they want to stay on any particular trip.

1 year ago

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel is making a shrewd, and expensive, move to become the world's biggest travel management company by a wide margin. More consolidation is almost certain to hit corporate travel as a result.

2 years ago

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hogg Robinson Group has gone through a significant amount of restructuring in recent years. The board obviously thinks now is the right time to cash in.

2 years ago

The Digital Battle to Improve Traveler Experience — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Digital Battle to Improve Traveler Experience — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Big corporate travel players are finding solutions to improve the experience for their travelers. American Express Global Business Travel’s acquisition of booking tech company KDS last year shows one way forward.

3 years ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

Andrew Shievachman, Skift

Corporate travel is finally starting to learn lessons from the consumer travel space, mostly because business travelers have been trained by their leisure travel to expect robust booking tools and more control over their trips. The travel management companies that focus the most on improving their traveler-facing technology will win this battle, and improve their clients’ travel experience in the process.

3 years ago

American Express GBT Acquires KDS in Push to Accelerate Online Booking

American Express GBT Acquires KDS in Push to Accelerate Online Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While this acquisition was surely already in the works, it will be interesting to see if former Carlson Wagonlit Travel head Doug Anderson's tenure at American Express GBT leads to even more industry consolidation.

3 years ago

Former Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO Crosses Lines to American Express GBT

Former Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO Crosses Lines to American Express GBT

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express GBT has filled its leadership gap at the top with one of its rival's former chief executives.

3 years ago

American Express Global Business Travel CEO Steps Down

American Express Global Business Travel CEO Steps Down

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express GBT is looking for new leadership to assist in its development toward an organization more focused on digital bookings and services.

3 years ago