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GetThere: An Online Booking Tool That “Gets” You

GetThere: An Online Booking Tool That “Gets” You

The third and final online booking tool (OBT) we recently explored in our OBT series was GetThere, part of the Sabre family. ADTRAV President and CEO, Roger Hale, interviewed Andy Finkelstein, Senior Vice President of Global Accounts and Corporate Solutions at Sabre,...

The OBT Giant: SAP Concur

The OBT Giant: SAP Concur

It has now been nearly five years since the online booking and expense management tool Concur was acquired by SAP. The organization has experienced great successes, but what does it hope to accomplish in the future? And as new players break into the market, how does...

Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Travel in the Time of COVID-19 Restaurants and bars are closing their community spaces, parks and other public spaces are off limits, gatherings in general are being discouraged…it even feels wrong to have a face-to-face conversation with your neighbor. For many of...

Inside Enterprise’s Acquisition of Deem

Inside Enterprise’s Acquisition of Deem

With Enterprise by Its Side, Deem's Future Looks Bright (and Innovative) Travel technology provider Deem first partnered with global rental car provider Enterprise in 2011, and in 2016, Enterprise took a minority stake in the travel platform. In the first quarter of...

Inside Southwest’s Decision to Enable GDS Bookings

Inside Southwest’s Decision to Enable GDS Bookings

What This Means for Corporate Travel Starting in 2020, Southwest Airlines will at long last provide “full” content and booking capabilities through the Travelport and Amadeus global distribution systems. What does this mean for corporate travel programs? In our...

Business Travel Takes a “People First” Approach

Business Travel Takes a “People First” Approach

When people think of “business travel,” it rarely conjures up fond memories. In fact, our minds might be more likely to drift to the classic scene from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, where Steve Martin’s high-strung character loses his mind at the rental...

More Executives Looking to Sharing Economy

More Executives Looking to Sharing Economy

Sharing economy services like Uber and Airbnb are now ubiquitous in the travel landscape, but their use in corporate travel programs has been more the exception than the norm. Is a shift on its way? Part of the problem travel managers have faced with early adoption in...

How Traveler Data Shapes the Traveler Experience

How Traveler Data Shapes the Traveler Experience

Harnessing traveler data in the right way can dramatically improve the travel experience--on the individual level and for company travel programs. Traveler data is essentially a subset of big data, sets of data so large they cannot be processed through traditional...

Travel Industry Increases Focus on Data Security

Travel Industry Increases Focus on Data Security

As we continue our inevitable drift toward a fully digital world, the need to protect personal information increases with each passing day. To complicate things further, as we progress down this digital road, not only does it become increasingly important for us to...

Bleisure: Business Travel’s New Normal

Bleisure: Business Travel’s New Normal

If you’re going on a business trip to San Diego, you might as well enjoy a little sun and sand while you’re there, right? As silly as the term bleisure may sound, this growing trend is changing the way companies view business travel, all the way from travel policies...

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