Business Travel


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Increased focus on offers and customer service are top asks from travelers
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2020
A global survey of travelers from Expedia Partner Solutions highlights the most important booking, payment and customer service factors. Read More
News | Online
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ARC boosts corporate travel services with majority stake in NuTravel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2020
ARC has taken a majority stake in NuTravel to accelerate delivery of omnichannel solutions for corporate travel. Read More
News | Technology
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EbixCash partners with Amadeus, looks to grow in APAC and UAE
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
As part of its expansion strategy in Asia Pacific and the United Arab Emirates, EbixCash has partnered with Amadeus for access to technology and travel content. Read More
News | Distribution
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TripActions moves deeper into Europe with investment from Lufthansa Group
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2020
TripActions will actively pursue clients in Europe with the help of Lufthansa Group. Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
Sounding Off: Hipmunk's demise is a lesson to all
By PhocusWire | January 17, 2020
As cold and neutralized by PR as a company could muster, SAP Concur may well have summarized the history of Hipmunk in one sentence. Read More
Interview | Online
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Industry veteran launches new boutique OTA
By Mitra Sorrells | January 16, 2020
Industry veteran Jeff Klee is launching a new online travel agency, Qtrip, that will eventually replace his original site, CheapAir. Read More
News | Online
Travel and tourism organizations push for action on climate emergency
Travel and tourism organizations push for action on climate emergency
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2020
Travel companies and organizations have joined forces to take steps to reduce carbon emissions, while a report assesses the total impact of a holiday from transport to food. Read More
News | Distribution
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Boutique apart-hotel brand Locale captures $11M to spur expansion, production innovation
By Steven Lerner | January 15, 2020
The company says it will use the funding to invest in digital product innovation, hire executive-level talent and expand operations into new cities.   Read More
News | Online
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SAP Concur shuts down metasearch engine Hipmunk
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2020
SAP Concur says it is “retiring” both the consumer-facing Hipmunk product as well as travel and expense product Concur Hipmunk and will stop supporting the brand on January 23. Read More
News | Online
Comtravo gets Microsoft venture fund on board with €9M round
Comtravo gets Microsoft venture fund on board with €9M round
By Linda Fox | January 14, 2020
The investment comes from Microsoft’s venture fund M12 and Joop Drechsel, former CEO of BCD Travel, who joins Comtravo’s board, as well as a number of other investors. Read More
News | Startups
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Are you ready to create and manage a green travel policy?
By Johnny Thorsen  | January 13, 2020
Simplified offset processes, "carbon consciousness" as a characteristic of loyalty and buying decisions based on emission output may become some of the hallmark's of a green travel program. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
By Kevin May | January 10, 2020
In a wide-ranging and no-holds-barred interview conducted during The Phocuswright Conference 2019, Chris Hemmeter of Thayer Ventures shares some home truths about the sector and the investment world... Read More
News | Startups
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Coupa Software acquires corporate travel technology provider Yapta
By Mitra Sorrells | January 8, 2020
Business spend management software company Coupa has acquired Yapta, which provides airfare and hotel price assurance technology. Read More
News | Technology
FCM Travel Solutions invests in business travel startup Shep
FCM Travel Solutions invests in business travel startup Shep
By Jill Menze | January 7, 2020
Shep, one of PhocusWire's Hot 25 Startups for 2019, will lend its browser extension technology to FCM Travel Solutions' platforms. Read More
News | Startups
The Guild Series B round
Hospitality startup The Guild bags $25M to fuel market expansion
By Steven Lerner | January 6, 2020
The Guild wants to expand its alternative accommodation operations into new cities and develop guest-friendly technology for business travelers. Read More
News | Startups
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