Articles tagged “travel management companies”

Business Travel

Corp Travel Group GlobalStar Fills Critical Gaps In Europe

The London-based consortium is in recruiting mode as rival travel agencies continue to buy up their own local experts.

Corp Travel Group GlobalStar Fills Critical Gaps In Europe

Business Travel

Corp Travel Agencies Need to Start Unbundling Services

If more companies plan on building travel programs using tech from a mix of agencies "like a Lego house," the larger agencies need to start accommodating that, delegates at the Global Business Travel Association's European conference heard.

Corp Travel Agencies Need to Start Unbundling Services

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TripActions Buys Spanish Travel Agency and Meetings Planner Atlanta

If you’d thought Silicon Valley’s TripActions was running out of steam as we head towards the year's end, after its acquisitions and extensive fundraising, think again. On Tuesday the corp travel startup announced its fourth acquisition in 18 months, buying Spain’s Atlanta Events & Corporate Travel Consultants. The rationale, according to the company, is because…

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Behind the Dutch Government’s Arduous Bid to Wrest Back Its Travel Program

After a vendor price-gouging lawsuit, the government is moving away from legacy travel companies and instead stitching together its own program to better control costs and gain access to a wider range of airlines and hotels. It took awhile to get there.

Behind the Dutch Government’s Arduous Bid to Wrest Back Its Travel Program

Business Travel

Hotels Overload on Wellness in the Battle to Host Company Retreats

The sky's the limit for the hospitality sector, coming up with ideas like "togetherness programs" and offering increasingly bizarre spiritual and nature-based activities. But for how long will companies take the bait?

Hotels Overload on Wellness in the Battle to Host Company Retreats

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TripActions Raises $300 Million, Quiet on Public Listing

Another financing top-up, which brings the funding round up to Series G. Is this a sign of an imminent IPO, or has the appetite cooled off?

TripActions Raises $300 Million, Quiet on Public Listing

Business Travel

Hong Kong’s Restart Prompts Warnings Over Rising Corporate Travel Costs

Experts on the ground in both Hong Kong and Singapore already report booking spikes and surges in airfares and hotel rates. The message is to start laying the groundwork for when China eventually eases its own travel policies.

Hong Kong’s Restart Prompts Warnings Over Rising Corporate Travel Costs

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Flight Centre’s Agency Supergroup Adds Business Specialists

Flight Centre Travel Group’s new invite-only agency member group has expanded. Link Travel Group, which Flight Centre owns the majority of — alongside Goldman Group and Spencer Group of Companies — launched in May this year. The joint venture aims to combine forces of individual agencies to leverage buying power, while providing access to its…

Business Travel

Flight Centre Makes a Dig at Bigger Rivals as it Takes Their Clients

With so much consolidation taking place, the group reckons its FCM Travel arm is now the only global alternative to the legacy travel management companies. They may disagree.

Flight Centre Makes a Dig at Bigger Rivals as it Takes Their Clients

Business Travel

Concur Rebuilds Booking Tool From Scratch for Younger Business Travelers

The ubiquitous company booking tool is getting its first overhaul in 15 years, to let the next generation of business travelers book more of what they want. That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s going to take a while.

Concur Rebuilds Booking Tool From Scratch for Younger Business Travelers