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Amadeus finds disgruntled business travellers in state of the nation study

Amadeus finds disgruntled business travellers in state of the nation study | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Amadeus has been taking the pulse of the business travel community to try to establish a more touchy-feely relationship between travellers and travel managers while still balancing the needs of the business and the traveller's own priorities...
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GBTA 2012: 'Buyers should throw out the rule book' | Buying Business Travel

GBTA 2012: 'Buyers should throw out the rule book' | Buying Business Travel | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
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Google Travel Program Still Relies On Policy 'Framework' - Business Travel News

Google Travel Program Still Relies On Policy 'Framework' - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Budapest - Despite Google's reputation as a
maverick among corporate travel programs, global travel and expense manager
Michael Tangney said he didn't bury the travel policy but merely redefined it
as a concept.
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Introducing Managed Travel 2.0, a revolution in corporate travel that will affect everyone | Tnooz

Introducing Managed Travel 2.0, a revolution in corporate travel that will affect everyone | Tnooz | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Collaboration is always better than conflict. Such were the words of wisdom from former US President Bill Clinton at the closing session of GBTA’s 2012 Convention.
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Travel 2.0: Biz Travelers, Not Mandates, Lead the Way

Travel 2.0: Biz Travelers, Not Mandates, Lead the Way | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
The traditional savings-oriented approach to travel management through policies and mandates doesn’t work anymore. Technology is enabling travelers to find better rates than those negotiated by their companies.
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Five reasons why you should embrace Managed Travel 2.0

Five reasons why you should embrace Managed Travel 2.0 | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Take advantage of open travel with a managed travel 2.0.
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GDSX Plots En-Route Support Of Off-Channel Bandwagon - Business Travel News

GDSX Plots En-Route Support Of Off-Channel Bandwagon - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it

Called TripLink, the offering would "actively support the traveler during a trip with itinerary changes and on-the-road problems while ensuring the integrity of a corporation's duty-of-care programs to locate travelers in case of emergency," GDSX announced.

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Gen Y versus corporate travel policy - stalemate in an online travel world | Tnooz

Gen Y versus corporate travel policy - stalemate in an online travel world | Tnooz | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Gen Y workers are by definition online, mobile and demanding. So, what’s the problem – a dynamic, flexible and tech savvy workforce has got to be a good thing, hasn’t it?
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Perspective: The Beginning Of The End Of Managed Travel As We Know It, Or Just Another Bump In The Road? - Business Travel News

Perspective: The Beginning Of The End Of Managed Travel As We Know It, Or Just Another Bump In The Road? - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
In this month's Travel Procurement cover story, the
value of contracting is reviewed and questions abound from both sides.
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Is Your Travel Policy Dying?

Is Your Travel Policy Dying? | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it

...many hotels are growing impatient with corporate deals that don't deliver promised volume and that new technology, such as smartphones, are giving travelers options to find and book their own fares (outside of policy).

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The Beat | Is Your Meetings Policy Strong Enough for Today's Tough Negotiating Scene?

The Beat | Is Your Meetings Policy Strong Enough for Today's Tough Negotiating Scene? | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
How interesting that there's been so much talk lately about traditional corporate travel and meetings policies losing impact, when it looks like this year compliance to use of preferred suppliers will be more important than ever.
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The Beat | Concur To Clients: Let Travelers Book Where They Want, We'll Track It

The Beat | Concur To Clients: Let Travelers Book Where They Want, We'll Track It | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Concur is initiating discussions with airlines to enable "open bookings" that would give corporate clients the ability to enforce policy, apply discounts and track transactions when travelers book on airline websites.
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ATP's Ramsey Bucking Trends With High-Touch Strategy - Business Travel News

ATP's Ramsey Bucking Trends With High-Touch Strategy - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it

Arguably the dominant philosophical debate in corporate travel in 2012 has been whether "consumerization" will lead to corporate travelers deserting their managed travel programs and booking how they like...

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Managed Travel 2.0: the next big thing? | Buying Business Travel

Managed Travel 2.0: the next big thing? | Buying Business Travel | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
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C-Level Execs Opine On Open Booking Policies - Business Travel News

C-Level Execs Opine On Open Booking Policies - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Washington - C-level executives speaking here this month at an Association of Corporate Travel Executives forum said they are intrigued but wary of...
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GBTA 2012: 'Buyers should throw out the rule book' | Buying Business Travel

GBTA 2012: 'Buyers should throw out the rule book' | Buying Business Travel | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
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Travel GPA Perspective on Managed Travel 2.0

Rock Blanco acknowledges managed travel programs may be limited.

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The Curious Case Against Managing Travel

The Curious Case Against Managing Travel | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Achieve better trips. Increase traveler satisfaction. Spend less on travel. That’s the trifecta of travel management, isn’t it? So which horse would you bet on to deliver these wins &#8...
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New Study Reveals Substantial Differences In Satisfaction Between Managed and Unmanaged Travelers

New Study Reveals Substantial Differences In Satisfaction Between Managed and Unmanaged Travelers | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it

According to New GBTA and Concur Study, Business Travelers Are Generally Successful and Enjoy Hitting the Road but Need Support Managing Costs and Hassles.

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GBTA Report: Stricter Travel Programs Mean Less Happy, Less 'Successful' Travelers - Business Travel News

GBTA Report: Stricter Travel Programs Mean Less Happy, Less 'Successful' Travelers - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Perhaps
not surprisingly, U.S.business travelers not part of managed programs...
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Who is driving evolution of business travel technology? The end-user, not tech companies | Tnooz

Who is driving evolution of business travel technology? The end-user, not tech companies | Tnooz | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
Corporate buyers are pushing the need for the rapid developments in business travel technology, rather than tech providers, says a key player in the sector.
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evolution launches new service offering to combat results of research - {Travel Daily News}

evolution launches new service offering to combat results of research - {Travel Daily News} | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it

40% of corporate negotiated rates are not visible on the GDS, highlighting that this sector is poorly serviced by suppliers....

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The Beat | GUEST: KesselRun's Wilkinson On Concur's 'Open Bookings' Approach

The Beat | GUEST: KesselRun's Wilkinson On Concur's 'Open Bookings' Approach | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
KesselRun Corporate Travel Solutions senior partner Tom Wilkinson praises Concur's strategic move to facilitate "open bookings" and discusses the next era of travel management.
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Survey: Diminished Supplier Discounts Pressuring Corporate Travel Costs - Business Travel News

Survey: Diminished Supplier Discounts Pressuring Corporate Travel Costs - Business Travel News | Open Corporate Travel | Scoop.it
More organizations expect overall travel costs to
increase in the coming 12 months than expect greater trip volumes, according to
an AirPlus International report based on a late 2011 travel managers' survey.
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