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News / Online
Will standardized rentals work for business travelers?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 2, 2021
A subset of alternative accommodations - ones that provide a standardized experience for travelers - could become more popular with business travelers coming out of the pandemic. Read More
Using traveler journey data to make reentry less awkward
Opinion / Technology
Using traveler journey data to make reentry less awkward
By Mark McSpadden - Amex Global Business Travel | July 6, 2021
A new kind of data is needed to build up a picture of the corporate traveler experience now. Read More
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News / Distribution
TravelPerk continues corporate travel roll-up with acquisition of Click Travel
By Linda Fox | July 6, 2021
The acquisition of Click Travel is TravelPerk's third in the past year after Albatross and NexTravel. Read More
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News / Distribution
Business travel restart is vital for corporate innovation
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2021
Executives fear a big innovation gap is on the way if business travel doesn’t restart soon and corporations avoid in-person meetings. Read More
What is corporate travel's sequel post-pandemic?
News / Distribution
What is corporate travel's sequel post-pandemic?
By Linda Fox | June 7, 2021
As business travelers look to get back on the road, what will change for better or worse post-pandemic? Read More
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News / Distribution
Corporate travel policies changing as hybrid patterns kick in
By Linda Fox | May 25, 2021
Decision makers in business travel believe remote work could lead to more business travel over time. Read More
Expedia sells Egencia to American Express Global Business Travel
News / Online
Expedia sells Egencia to American Express Global Business Travel
By Kevin May | May 4, 2021
Expedia Group will become a shareholder in Amex GBT, and part of the agreement will see the pair enter a long-term strategic partnership. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 57 - Greg O'Hara of Certares
Interview / Technology
How I Got Here, episode 57 - Greg O'Hara of Certares
By PhocusWire | March 25, 2021
An astute and outspoken financial operator, O'Hara's influence in travel has grown considerably in recent years through the Certares investment vehicle, as he explains to David Litwak or Mozio and... Read More
Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
News / Online
Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
By Jill Menze | March 9, 2021
According to the American Express Travel: Global Travel Trends Report, consumers are approaching travel in 2021 with a new mindset. Read More
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News / Online
American Express GBT acquires Ovation Travel Group
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2021
The purchase includes all Ovation Travel Group brands, which will remain in place.  Read More
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News / Online
TripActions snags additional $155M, valuation now $5B
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2021
TripActions CEO Ariel Cohen says investors came to him toward the end of 2020 due to the company’s “execution in terms of taking market share.”   Read More
VIDEO: COVID-19’s impact on airline distribution
News / Distribution
VIDEO: COVID-19’s impact on airline distribution
By Jill Menze | December 9, 2020
At The Phocuswright Conference, a panel of executives discussed how the pandemic has affected NDC adoption, the need for industry collaboration and more. Read More
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News / Startups
American Express GBT acquires 30SecondsToFly to boost corporate traveler experience
By Linda Fox | October 13, 2020
American Express GBT says the acquisition of 30SecondsToFly will enable it to offer more self-service options to travelers. Read More
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
Opinion / Technology
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
By David Thompson - Amex GBT | October 7, 2020
We know things will be different from now on. For each trip, questions about health risks are multiplying and restrictions come and go quickly. But how will the industry adapt? Read More
The risks and rewards of gamification in business travel
Opinion / Distribution
The risks and rewards of gamification in business travel
By Allison Ponchak - American Express GBT | September 23, 2020
For many travel managers, gamification has been a successful tool; however, in these uncertain times, they should reevaluate existing gamification programs for potential risk and to ensure they align... Read More