Articles tagged “amex”

Planners Pressured by Uncertain Future as Meeting Sector Booms

Planners Pressured by Uncertain Future as Meeting Sector Booms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Boom times for the meeting and events sector are disrupting the status quo, putting pressure on planners to do more with less. We are entering a period of unprecedented change for the industry.

4 months 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.

1 year ago

AmEx and J.P. Morgan Will Keep Sharing Marriott’s Credit Card Program

AmEx and J.P. Morgan Will Keep Sharing Marriott’s Credit Card Program

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

AmEx breathes a sigh of relief with this deal to hold onto the Starwood credit card business, which Marriott will merge into a combined program in 2018. But we're skeptical the new cards will buck the trend in travel loyalty co-brand cards generally becoming less rewarding for consumers than general-purpose credit cards.

1 year ago

American Express Centurion Lounges Are a Differentiator in Credit Card Competition

American Express Centurion Lounges Are a Differentiator in Credit Card Competition

Colin Nagy, Skift

An airport lounge needs a lot of logistical heavy-lifting and finesse to get it right. But Amex has had some success executing on this mission, and is expanding internationally to Hong Kong.

1 year ago

How to Judge the 3 Best Credit Cards for Travelers

How to Judge the 3 Best Credit Cards for Travelers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

All the smart gaming of the system is happening with cards now, not loyalty programs. But cards are making changes, too, to avoid the churners.

2 years ago

American Express Will Weed Out Points-Chasing Credit-Card Churners

American Express Will Weed Out Points-Chasing Credit-Card Churners

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Gaming the system only happens if the system lets you. Amex and Chase are realizing that the churn doesn't keep customers loyal, as the Airlines realized much earlier.

2 years ago