• October Premium Content

    October Premium Content

    Taking on the World
    Travel Management Companies
    Teaming with the right TMC to create a truly global program starts with asking the right questions

    Meetings on a Roll
    Meeting Management-SMM
    Well-planned logistics and fleet management can make ground transportation an integral part of an event’s success

    Tooling Up
    Distribution-Booking Tools
    Leveraging hotel points programs to change traveler thinking can be a win-win

    Winning the Long Game
    Lodging
    The corporate housing market is on the move with enhanced technology and refined products

    The Future Is Phat
    Data Management
    The Phat Data concept resides in two worlds: The real world and a dream world that’s closer than you think

    World View
    Travel Buyers' Roundtable
    ​What makes a travel management company truly global?  It’s complicated. So Think Tank buyers explain.

    Sky Links
    Technology
    Inflight WiFi may be coming of age – at last.  Concur unveils its Hipmunk service. Bizly platform welcomes all corporate customers. Addison Lee buys Tandem Technologies. Business travelers carry four devices, think AI and VR will enhance the journey. Groupize and Concur integrate. Alaska Air ramps up WiFi.




  • September Premium Content

    September Premium Content

    The World in the Palm of Your Hand
    Expense Management
    Today’s T&E tools make global travel expenses truly manageable

    Well Grounded
    Air Travel
    Business aviation is looking for more from airport services – and today’s FBOs are delivering

    Pathways to Policy
    Travel Management Companies
    Understanding today’s travel trends can help you carve out guidelines for your company’s program

    Activity Hub 
    Going Global
    Hongqiao is Shanghai’s fast growing center of business and transportation

    Homes Away from Home
    Data Management
    With the Phat Data in your hotel program, you can think outside the bed-in-a-box

    The Long and the Short of It
    Travel Management Companies
    When it comes to policy, how much is too much? Think Tank buyers offer different viewpoints.

               
    Artificial Intelligence Gets Real
    Technology
    Smart machines are already at work among us. Global cybercrime reaches all-time high. IATA and A4A launch lost luggage initiative. Uber for Business gets a makeover. iJet acquires Prescient Traveler. American Airlines app adds baggage notification. Plus the 10 most charged cities in the US.




  • August Premium Content

    August Premium Content

    Negotiation Curves
    Lodging
    Developments in technology and the marketplace are driving change in the annual hotel RFP ritual

    Smoother Air
    Air Travel
    Interlines, codeshares, JVs and alliances – what airlines are doing to make the going easier for fliers

    Ways to Survive Long Haul Economy
    Air Travel
    When your travelers go the distance at the back of the plane, they deserve some tips to ease the pain

    ‘Tis the Season
    Lodging
    The annual hotel RFP process is a pain point for nearly everyone. Think Tank buyers offer some solutions

    Worth the Ride
    Phat Data
    Phat Data can elevate your thinking about your ground transportation program to a whole new level

    Password Protected
    Tech Files
    For black hats your login is the key to your information kingdom. Delta launches biometric boarding. GroundLink unveils BRIO technology. Chrome River and Lyft roll out receipt system. Mezi debuts business platform. Emirates fields facial recognition at check-in. Business travelers want to go all-mobile.




  • July Premium Content

    July Premium Content

    Rules of Engagement
    Managing Travel Programs
    Elevating and empowering business travelers in a mobile world

    The Long Boom
    Lodging
    The right travel management partner checks all the technology boxes

    Tech in the TMC Equation
    Travel Management Companies
    Despite short term worries, the North America–Europe connection continues to evolve

    A Shared Vision
    Transportation
    A policy that allows on-demand services takes a bit of rethinking

    Pick & Pay
    Payment Systems
    The future is now for business travel payments technology

    Welcome to the Ride
    Industry Interview
    Lyft is a ride sharing company with a vision for business travel and the future of transportation

    Air Apparent
    Data Management
    The tools that are available today can turn your airline spend data into something Phat and powerful




  • June Premium Content

    June Premium Content

    Hailing Progress
    Technology
    The ground transportation business is not what it used to be. Ride sharing has changed the playing field for everyone, including providers of black car, limos and taxi services.

    Soft Landings
    Lodging
    A wealth of independent hotels and soft brands await business travelers

    Atlantic Crossing
    Air Travel
    Despite short term worries, the North America–Europe connection continues to evolve

    Reporting from the Fast Lane
    Data Management
    Travel and expense solutions are consumer-based, easier to use – and ever more mobile

    Unplugged in a Plugged-in World
    Technology
    Vacations and weekends – are you brave enough to stay disconnected?

    Data Insights: Social & Mobile
    Data Management
    Buyers, do you have your mobile strategy?  Remember – Phat Data comes from many sources

    Transformers of T&E
    Expense Management
    Integrating a new generation of expense reporting tools won’t be easy – but the results can be rewarding




News

October 18, 2017


Names in the News 10-18-17

Appointments and promotions at Dorchester Collection, Pentahotels and Teneo Hospitality Group

Location, Location, Location 10-18-17

Openings in Beaver Valley, PA; Singapore; Westwood, MA; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Denver; New Orleans; Los Angeles; and Flagstaff, AZ.

Alaska Offers Pre-Selected Meals

First class passengers will be able to make a choice of entrees on mobile apps up to two weeks in advance

Southwest to Hawaii Next Year

Carrier did not specify routes or date for introduction of service but made announcement as it seeks FAA approval

Accor to Buy Mantra

Purchase will add 20,000 rooms to mega-brand’s portfolio and quickly expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Groupize Closes on Funding

Technology aimed at simple meetings raises $3.25 million from Thayer Group and other investors to be used for growth

Lufthansa Buys Air Berlin Assets

German carrier will buy Austrian leisure carrier, a regional airline and 20 additional aircraft; other assets still up for sale

SafeTravelRx is Launched

App provides risk/security management and medical alert technology and is powered by risk management company, iJet