Actively embracing ‘digital first’ thinking has been one benefit of the global pandemic. Solutions to new opportunities and problems had to be found, and fast, pushing the change to digital strategies.
Business Travel Association members report they are “frustrated” with a “lack of progress” from airlines with New Distribution Capability initiatives, according to a five-year report on NDC released by the U.K.-based association.
This is the time of year when, traditionally, travel buyers put the finishing touches to the annual preferred hotel rate programme they have been painstakingly negotiating since the summer. But few buyers are playing that game for 2022.
As TripBam and FairFly each branch out into one another’s territory, leaders of both platforms recently said they plan to continue to expand to cover a wider spectrum of travel management needs.
While travel spend has naturally reduced over the last 18 months, stricter budgets and uncertain economies mean that many corporates are looking to limit expenditure as people begin to move again.
On Monday, Israel-based airfare reshopping tech firm FairFly announced it would roll out a hotel price assurance service to clients beginning next quarter.
Flexibility. Nimbleness. Dynamic. Fluid. In a time of uncertainty, those are the kinds of words buyers and sellers are using as companies work to put together their hotel programs for 2022.
Despite a blip in the recovery during August, when market-rate growth flattened and pricing volatility increased, hotel booking volume again is on an upward trajectory and volatility is down once more, according to Tripbam’s third-quarter market report.
In no particular order, here’s our list of the top tech innovators and innovations shaking up the industry…
With TRIPBAM set to launch its air solution later this year, Bev Fearis checked in with its CEO and founder