American Express Global Business Travel

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News / Technology
Can a chatbot alone manage travel disruptions?
By Kathryn Walson | August 3, 2022
While chatbot technology in travel has evolved, it can't replace everything a live agent can accomplish. Read More
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News / Online
Dean Forbes on travel, diversity and advice for founders
By PhocusWire | July 19, 2022
At Phocuswright Europe, the former CEO of KDS shared advice for travel tech leaders and startup founders - and why he's not done yet. Read More
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News / Technology
Amex GBT, Shell team up for blockchain-based SAF program
By Rob Gill - BTN | June 20, 2022
Amex GBT, Shell and Accenture have launched Avelia, a "book-and-claim" platform for sourcing sustainable aviation fuel. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Be optimistic - never complacent - about climate change
By Nora Lovell Marchant - Amex GBT | June 10, 2022
Technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions exist today. Travel needs to invest. Read More
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News / Online
Amex GBT aims to accelerate growth with debut on public markets
By Mitra Sorrells | May 31, 2022
The newly combined company is known as Global Business Travel Group and trades under the symbol GBTG.   Read More
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News / Distribution
Amex GBT reports large client travel demand accelerating
By Michael B. Baker - BTN | May 17, 2022
For Q1 2022, Amex GBT reported $350 million in revenue, up 179% compared with the first quarter of 2021 and half of pre-pandemic levels in 2019. Read More
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News / Online
Amex GBT outlines environmental strategy
By Jill Menze | April 26, 2022
In the company’s ESG Report 2021, Amex GBT outlines its commitment to operating its business in “the most sustainable manner possible." Read More
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Amex GBT notes corporate travel "resilience" in Omicron recovery
By Michael B. Baker - BTN | March 9, 2022
Transaction volume in February climbed back to more than half of its pre-pandemic level as part of a "strong recovery" from the omicron variant. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How diversity and inclusion can enhance the traveler experience
By Tonya Hempstead - American Express GBT | January 26, 2022
Diversity and inclusion should be a central consideration for TMCs when developing digital tools. Read More
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News / Startups
Tracking travel startup investment trends in 2021
By Linda Fox | December 15, 2021
Standout sectors attracting investment in 2021 include alternative accommodation and ground transportation while tours and activities, corporate travel and hotel tech startups are also getting some... Read More
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American Express GBT will go public via SPAC at $5.3B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2021
The transaction, expected to close in the first half of 2022, is expected to provide up to $1.2 billion of gross proceeds, of which $335 million is fully committed from new investors including... Read More
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News / Startups
Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2021
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation to global corporations and travel companies. Read More
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Lola ceases operations, touts "next phase"
By Adam Perrotta - BTN | September 23, 2021
Lola has shuttered its services, according to a notice on its website citing "new things to come" for the company. Read More
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American Express GBT, Cvent add corporate responsibility questions to hotel RFP
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2021
The initiative includes 47 questions focused on sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion that are intended to help travel managers evaluate suppliers on these issues. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Travel management company roles grow as business travelers venture out
By Gavin Smith - Element | August 31, 2021
Business travelers will be even more reliant on the expert knowledge of TMCs going forward. Read More