HRS

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HRS acquires corporate payment solution Paypense
By Jill Menze | August 4, 2022
HRS has acquired Germany-based Paypense, which allows employees to use digital payment technology for all work-related purchases, not just travel. Read More
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HRS acquires German travel billing company Itelya
By Mitra Sorrells | April 15, 2021
Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but the entire Itelya team will become employees of HRS. Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 48 - Tobias Ragge of HRS
By PhocusWire | October 29, 2020
The story of HRS is one of geographic growth, expansion into new business areas and a handing over of the baton from father to son. Tobias Ragge explains it all to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May of... Read More
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Tobias Ragge of HRS
By PhocusWire | May 21, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Tobias Ragge, CEO of HRS, the Germany-based business travel accommodation platform. Read More
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HRS acquires Conichi to build new payment-focused division
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2019
HRS has acquired Conichi as part of its strategy to build a global payment solution. Read More
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HRS tool eliminates incorrect hotel rates in business booking channels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2018
Business travel management company HRS is preparing to launch a filtering tool to prevent incorrect hotel rates from appearing in booking systems used by business travelers.   Read More
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The complicated world of how simple meetings are sourced, booked, measured
By Rob Gill | July 24, 2018
The vast majority of smaller or “simple” business meetings are booked directly with venues rather than through corporate booking tools, according to new research. A global study, carried out by the Read More
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How AI is changing corporate travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | April 24, 2018
Corporate travel is big – really big – business. According to a July 2017 report from the Global Business Travel Association, global business travel spend approached $1.3 trillion in 2016, and it’s... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Tobias Ragge of HRS
By Kevin May | April 3, 2018
The founder's son, Tobias Ragge has run HRS for 10 years, with a particular emphasis on pushing it into new markets around the world and, more recently, concentrating on its core corporate travel... Read More
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Paysafe, Airbnb and other news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | December 4, 2017
In our latest wrap-up of news in brief: Ethiopian Airlines on PaySafe; Air Canada opts for Flyiin; SiteMinder unites with Cloud-Hotel; Airbnb launches split bookings. Read More
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Companies aren't getting the hotel rates they negotiated, study finds
By Michele McDonald | March 17, 2017
Every fall, corporate travel managers and travel management companies expend a lot of time and energy on the annual ritual of negotiating rates for their preferred hotel programs. More than a few d Read More
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HRS uses beacons to ease hotel check-in pain
By Linda Fox | February 27, 2017
Online hotel specialist HRS has built what it's calling smarthotel technology into its mobile application. The app now aims to speed up the check-in and check-out process for users by employing bea Read More
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Austrian regulators crack down on online travel agency parity clauses
By Kevin May | July 19, 2016
Officials in Austria have moved to introduce legislation that will prevent online travel agencies from demanding hotels only offer rates at the same or higher price. Parity clauses have existed bet Read More
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HRS, the hotel-sourcing behemoth, discusses its big Americas push
By Sean O'Neil | June 16, 2016
In January, HRS, the Cologne-based digital hotel technology company, opened its first office in the Americas, in New York City, which is home to its first 25 US employees. Until now, HRS has been u Read More
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How could airlines, hotels, agencies, and platforms share data with less friction?
By Sean O'Neil | June 14, 2016
Travelers hope to be respected as the individuals they are. But too often, their booking experiences are homogeneous and impersonal — and so are their flights and hotel stays. One explanation is th Read More