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Changing the Expense Management Landscape

The Certify and Chrome River Technologies merger will eventually change the expense management landscape for corporate travel buyers. The two companies will operate independently for now, with separate management teams. But the more than $1 billion merger will mean the two companies can invest more in various technology areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence,…

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Podcast: How Technology Impacts Traveller Behaviour & Safety

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel previews GBTA webinar content airing a recent session called How Technology Impacts Traveller Behaviour & Safety. During the webinar experts from GBTA and SAP Concur dive into the results of a recent European research study that looked to explore business traveller booking behaviour.

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Business Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technology and Personalized Travel Options

Alexandria, VA (June 30, 2016) – Mobile technology continues to make it easier for travelers to manage their own travel while in-transit and the majority of global business travelers are embracing this trend, according to a new study released today from the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Sabre Corporation. More than 7 in 10 business…

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The Sharing Economy, Competition and Technology Highlight GBTA Convention

Orlando, FL – July 30, 2015 – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, kicked off its first industry session Monday at Center Stage with Charisse Jones of USA Today asking hard-hitting questions from Southwest Airlines’ Gary Kelly and Etihad Airlines’ James Hogan. The interviews focused on…

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The Risks and Rewards of Letting Technology Take the Wheel

Self-driving cars, no longer part of the future, will soon be here to stay.  According to Curbed, at least one rental car company plans to have driverless cars as part of their offering in the not too distant future.  With the addition of robotic driven vehicles to fleets, the corporate transportation landscape will dramatically change….

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The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel

Technology and innovation are impacting business travel in more ways than we can ever imagine. Integrations of various platforms that include artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality, along with a variety of digital enhancements and smart technology are quickly and constantly advancing the business travel industry.

The Importance of Technology in the SME Market
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The Importance of Technology in the SME Market

Having the right resources makes all the difference. And in the business world, resources can set apart competitors, strengthen a struggling organization and allow employees to do their jobs more efficiently. For SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) these resources are extremely important, as their travel managers typically have other roles and responsibilities they are attempting…

The Future of Hotel Technology
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The Future of Hotel Technology

With the recent introduction of voice-activated hotel rooms, robot butlers and biometric access control systems, it’s no secret hotel chains are investing heavily in technology to improve the guest experience. The question remains, which hotel technologies do business travelers currently use and which do they wish to see offered in the future? Earlier this year,…

The New Leaders of the Technology Revolution
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The New Leaders of the Technology Revolution

The second day of GBTA Conference 2016 | Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR kicked off on Tuesday, and Roadmap CEO and co-founder Jeroen van Velzen joined industry leaders on Centre Stage to share his perspectives on innovation in travel technology. Jeroen also attended GBTA Convention this past summer, where he chatted about the motivating factors behind Roadmap and…

Technology’s Role in Event Planning
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Technology’s Role in Event Planning

A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology. Conducted in partnership with Lanyon, the study is being released today during a Lanyon Live breakout session. Meeting and event planning starts long before anyone sets foot onsite, of course, and many factors can greatly…