What Sabre’s Antitrust Trial Says About the Future of Distribution – Skift – Business Travel Article

What Sabre’s Antitrust Trial Says About the Future of Distribution – Skift Big-time drama in corporate travel!This week we have a missive from Senior Travel Tech Editor Sean O’Neill, who headed down to scenic Delaware to enjoy the closing arguments in the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit aimed at Sabre’s pending merger with Farelogix.The DOJ argued that the move would reduce competition in the space, since GDS bypass services from Farelogix pose a competitive threat to traditional global distribution systems.Sabre’s…

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American Express GBT Just Got a Bunch of New Investors — So What Now? – Skift – Business Travel Article

American Express GBT Just Got a Bunch of New Investors — So What Now? – Skift Big, legacy travel management companies are growing, snapping up smaller travel agencies as they seek to expand across the globe. American Express Global Business Travel is the largest of all of these companies — at least when it comes to transaction volume — and it will likely keep its top spot for a while.The company announced Tuesday it was signing a recapitalization agreement, bringing…

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Serko’s Quest to Conquer the World With Its Artificial Intelligence-Powered Booking App – Skift – Business Travel Article

Serko’s Quest to Conquer the World With Its Artificial Intelligence-Powered Booking App – Skift New Zealand-based expense management company Serko has undergone some big changes over the past year and a half. The company in 2018 launched Zeno, its comprehensive booking app powered by artificial intelligence, emphasizing tech features and user experience. A few months later, the startup brought Zeno to the United States, and Serko nearly doubled its headcount in May.The company is now emphasizing its global expansion, seeking…

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Biz Travelers Face Mounting Anxiety and Depression Risks – Skift – Business Travel Article

Biz Travelers Face Mounting Anxiety and Depression Risks – Skift Business travel takes a toll on employees. Disrupted sleep, long flights, and feelings of loneliness may seem inevitable to travelers embarking on a new trip. Being on the road means eating out all the time, throwing off even the most well-intentioned diet plans — and a rise in alcohol use often goes along with it.Because of this, symptoms of anxiety and depression run rampant among business travelers. Corporate risk management…

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What a Concept – Skift – Business Travel Article

What a Concept – Skift For decades, companies have chosen travel management agencies based almost entirely on cost and efficiency. These agencies, massive corporations like American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, design their services to appeal to company administrators, but improving the actual experience of travel is a pretty low priority. These legacy travel management agencies have a huge amount of market share and do business with some of the largest companies in the world.The same agencies…

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