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When To Greenlight an Open Booking

When does it make sense for travelers to book outside the corporate channel?  Whenever you can get through each of these three gates: 1) Will the open booking data be acquired quickly by the corporate traveler security system?  This is … Continue reading

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Following Gillespie’s Guide to Travel+Procurement?

What a broad set of travel topics we’ve been discussing here: Gamification, verbal translation, direct connections, data reporting, self-booking breakthroughs, innovation barriers, supplier pricing….I love it. If you’re a follower of this blog, thank you!  And if you’ve contributed to … Continue reading

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“Book It” Will Spark Travel Value Engines

Book It, the oh-so-clever service from Short’s Travel, is a game changer. Book It makes the “Shop anywhere, but book it here” concept practical for corporate travelers. Travelers can use any website to find an itinerary and fare they like, … Continue reading

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Short’s Book It: A Brilliant Booking Breakthrough

Short’s Travel, arguably the most innovative TMC in North America, has done it again*. Book It** allows a corporate traveler to search for airfares on any site, then e-mail the selected flight info to Short’s for booking and en-route servicing. … Continue reading

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Travel Booking Tool Goes Gaming

Wondering where “gamification” will show up in your travel program?  Have a look at SERKO’s  self-booking tool for a peek at the future: Darrin Grafton, SERKO’s CEO, designed his booking tool’s behavior reward module to

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