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spotnana-launch
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
Lola ceases operations, touts "next phase"
News / Online
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
CWT wipes out debt with recapitalization deal
News / Distribution
CWT wipes out debt with recapitalization deal
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | September 16, 2021
The travel management company is getting $350 million in new equity funding and is eliminating almost $900 million in debt. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel innovation "faceoff" brands unveiled for Business Travel Show
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2021
The companies will present their services in series of head-to-head battles at the in person event, which takes place later this month. Read More
Tackling unconscious bias in travel marketing
Opinion / Online
Tackling unconscious bias in travel marketing
By Lizzy Duffy Anderson - Sparkloft Media | September 13, 2021
We know it helps everyone to see themselves in an advertisement to better imagine a meaningful and momentous vacation. Yet, far‐too‐often, there’s something missing. Read More
Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
Interview / Startups
Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
By PhocusWire | September 10, 2021
Investment dollars currently seem to be going towards technology that drives efficiencies or that might spur the next area of disruption for travel. Read More
Will leisure travel companies break into corporate accommodation?
Opinion / Distribution
Will leisure travel companies break into corporate accommodation?
By Lee Curtis - Reside | September 10, 2021
This has created opportunities for players in the travel sector to widen the appeal of their offering to both leisure and business travelers, especially as optimism for travel continues to increase. Read More
Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
News / Startups
Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
By Kevin May | September 8, 2021
Business travel rewards service Upside was launched in 2015 by Priceline founder Jay Walker. Trip Ninja provided multi-city search tech. Read More
impala-direct-contracting
News / Distribution
Impala unveils tech in bid to shake up hotel contracting
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2021
Impala believes legacy systems are holding the hotel industry back and its technology can save time and costs. Read More
gbt-cvent-csr-questions
News / Online
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
startup-stage-aeropaye
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Aeropaye uses blockchain to automate airline refunds
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2021
 Aeropaye automates the processing of refunds for delayed or cancelled flights, using distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and NDC.   Read More
Travelport claims Delta GDS deal brings agency incentives
News / Distribution
Travelport claims Delta GDS deal brings agency incentives
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | August 31, 2021
The new GDS agreement the pair will give travel agencies a chance to earn additional incentives when they augment ticket sales with ancillary items, such as boarding privileges and seat upgrades. Read More
REPORT: Why modern corporate travel management technology isn’t just about the tech
From Our Partners / Technology
REPORT: Why modern corporate travel management technology isn’t just about the tech
By Cathy Walsh - PhocusWire | August 25, 2021
When planning for the next phase of corporate travel, businesses need to understand their travel program’s objectives and - in order to meet them - seek out technology built from the ground up, with a... Read More
rentals-business-travel-sonder
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
VIDEO: Business travel reinvented - who gets to travel now?
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Business travel reinvented - who gets to travel now?
By PhocusWire | July 20, 2021
Business travel's return has been debated ad nauseum, but there is agreement on this: changes in corporate programs, mandates and approvals will either slow - or accelerate - proceedings. Read More