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5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality
5TH WORLD RESEARCH SUMMIT FOR TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
December 13-16, 2019
The 5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality provides an interactive, dynamic, and shared international platform for academics and practitioners to discuss how to enhance research applications and knowledge management through digital intelligence, connectivity and smart knowledgein a ch...

USA China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue
USA CHINA TOURISM RESEARCH SUMMIT AND INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
December 17-17, 2019
The USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue will provide the attendees with the opportunity to gain insights into developing trends in the hospitality and tourism industry in China, understanding the impacts of trade talks, strategies and techniques mutually beneficial for both econo...

American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) equips companies of all sizes with the insights, tools, services and expertise they need to keep their travelers informed, focused and productive while on the road. With approximately 12,000 employees and operations in nearly 120 countries worldwide, GBT empowers customers to take control of their travel programs, optimizing the return on their travel and meetings investments, while, more importantly, providing extraordinary traveler care.

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Following a new update to its Neo booking tool, American Express Global Business Travel claims it has become the first TMC to connect to the three GDSs for online NDC content. NEO now links to Amadeus NDC-X and Sabre’s Beyond NDC through Amex GBT’s Supply Management Platform (SMP), while work to integrate with Travelport is currently ongoing. Now in pilot phase, a full release is expected in 2020. Amex GBT has also introduced Routehappy product and amenity information into the Neo po...
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The GBTA has appointed two new members to the strategic advisory board of WINiT, a group dedicated to advancing women in travel-related industries. Alison Taylor, SVP of global sales and distribution at American Airlines, and Patricia Huska, chief people officer at American Express Global Business Travel, have joined the board, which will be hosting its inaugural WINiT Gala in New York City on 7 November. In addition, the GBTA will be holding the WINiT Gala 2019 Awards, which have been set up to...
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American Express Global Business Travel announced Paul Abbott as the company’s new CEO, a sign that it plans to focus more aggressively on tech development.Abbott, who currently serves as chief commercial officer of global account services for American Express, will replace CEO Doug Anderson on October 1. Over the past two years, Abbott has led the growth of American Express’ business-to-business payment system, introducing new online and mobile products.In its announcement, American...
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American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX GBT) has completed the acquisition of German company DER Business Travel (DER BT).Elyes Mrad, AMEX GBTs senior vice president and managing director, international, said: DER Business Travel has been a highly regarded travel management company in Germany for many years. The acquisition expands GBT’s footprint into the small and mid-sized client segment in Germany, and is positive news for DER BTs clients. While they will continue to benefit from...
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American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has completed the acquisition of DER Business Travel (DER BT).Elyes Mrad, GBTs senior vice president and managing director, International, says GBTs scale and world-class technology combined with DER BTs expertise and relationships in Germany creates a new and stronger value proposition for German businesses.He said: “DER Business Travel has been a highly-regarded travel management company in Germany for many years. The acquisition expands GBT&...
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Another week, another major deal for a top travel management company. American Express Global Business Travel will expand its operations in the Middle East, continuing aggressive growth in markets across the world.Despite all the consolidation in recent years, the competitive balance in corporate travel isn’t really shifting. The deals represent a realization that business travel is truly a global industry and serving clients in their region has become a necessity.The Middle East, with Dub...
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American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) will hold a 65% in a new joint venture with Kanoo Travel, one of the largest travel management networks in the Middle East.Financial terms of the deal – which is expected to close by early 2020 - have not been disclosed.GBT has worked with Kanoo Travel since 1980. The company operates in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.“Kanoo Travel has been a trusted, long-term partner for GBT in the region for many years ...
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A few years ago, the promise of gamification was all the rage in corporate travel. As we continue to reflect almost every week and will likely reflect until the heat death of the universe, business travelers simply won’t do what they’re instructed to when booking a trip. They need a reason besides corporate fealty to do so. So what if you could turn the travel booking process into a little game, enticing your workers to make the right decisions with points and badges? Well, it didn&r...

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The opening of Concord Hospitality’s 100 the property illustrates the company’s continued commitment to expanding its portfolio and increasing its footprint across the United States and Canada. In the second half of 2018 alone, Concord Hospitality plans to open seven new properties, with 13 additional openings already planned throughout 2019 and 2020.“Our aggressive growth strategy has created a great deal of excitement, both internally and externally,” said President and...
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OAG, the airline data behemoth, today released a new study on the future of travel booking.
And guess what? It looks as if the omnipresent online retailer Amazon could have a future in the travel booking business — if it wants one. Given the way CEO Jeff Bezos is growing Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), it appears there is little he wouldn’t want at this point. For its new study on travel booking, OAG surveyed 2,164 United States-based travelers to get their thoughts on travel booking a...

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EVENTS

5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality
5TH WORLD RESEARCH SUMMIT FOR TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
December 13-16, 2019
The 5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality provides an interactive, dynamic, and shared international platform for academics and practitioners to discuss how to enhance research applications and knowledge management through digital intelligence, connectivity and smart knowledgein a ch...

USA China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue
USA CHINA TOURISM RESEARCH SUMMIT AND INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
December 17-17, 2019
The USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue will provide the attendees with the opportunity to gain insights into developing trends in the hospitality and tourism industry in China, understanding the impacts of trade talks, strategies and techniques mutually beneficial for both econo...