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Virtual Payment Makes Business Travel More Efficient, Compliant & Fraud-Resistant

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Virtual Payment Makes Business Travel More Efficient, Compliant & Fraud-Resistant

  Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has published a white paper on The Virtues of Virtual Payment. The paper analyzes the shifting requirements of digitalized travel as business and government travelers increasingly turn to virtual payment. Virtual payment acts like a digital credit card that has a single use parameter that can…

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Improving the Hotel RFP Process

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Improving the Hotel RFP Process

Author: Monica Sanchez, GBTA Foundation   The GBTA Foundation released a new study in partnership with Best Western Hotels & Resorts today that explored the Hotel RFP process from the eyes of a travel manager. A large majority (87 percent) of the travel managers interviewed have some level of involvement with the Hotel RFP process,…

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AirPlus International Spreads Its Wings to New Zealand & Celebrates 10 years in Australia

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AirPlus International Spreads Its Wings to New Zealand & Celebrates 10 years in Australia

    AirPlus International is now expanding its travel payment business to customers in New Zealand. The international provider of payments solutions for the day-to-day management of business travel has just commenced the pilot phase and is currently enrolling customers onto its platform.   New Zealand based companies will now benefit from a fully automated…

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No more hassle paying for ancillary services at the airport

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No more hassle paying for ancillary services at the airport

  Amadeus and Ingenico have launched Amadeus Airport Pay, which can be used by multiple airlines and ground handlers and multiple banks in any airport across the world, independently of the check-in infrastructure. Lufthansa Group will roll out the payment solution in over 170 airports worldwide starting in June 2017.   In today’s hyper-connected world,…

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Velocity Frequent Flyer & Bupa Partner To Reward Aussies For Their Health Insurance

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Velocity Frequent Flyer & Bupa Partner To Reward Aussies For Their Health Insurance

    Velocity Frequent Flyer, the multi-award winning loyalty program of Virgin Australia, has announced a direct partnership with leading health insurance provider Bupa, to reward Australians for taking out health insurance.   As a special launch offer for the month of June, Velocity members who join selected Bupa health insurance cover can collect up…

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Air New Zealand Australasia’s #1 airline again

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Air New Zealand Australasia’s #1 airline again

Air New Zealand was named Australasia’s Leading Airline for the ninth year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards announced in Shanghai, China, early yesterday morning.   The airline has also been named the inaugural winner of Leading Airline Brand 2017 for Australasia.   Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says…

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SAA and Virgin Australia collaborate to change three young African lives

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SAA and Virgin Australia collaborate to change three young African lives

  Thanks to the combined efforts of South African Airways (SAA) and its codeshare partner in Australia, Virgin Australia, three young Ugandan kids are receiving life-changing surgery and treatment here in this country.   According to Trent Malcolm, SAA’s Sales Manager for Queensland, the airline partnered with Brisbane-based charity Droplets in a Stream to fly…

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Mantra Group Wins ‘Employer of Choice ‘ Gold Medal

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Mantra Group Wins ‘Employer of Choice ‘ Gold Medal

  Mantra Group has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading employers after being awarded a gold medal in the Human Resources Director Magazine (HRD) ‘Employer of Choice’ survey (500+ employees category).   The annual survey, which uniquely rates companies from the perspective of their employees, assesses a wide range of key areas, from remuneration…

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Business Travellers Anticipating Mobile As The Future Of Travel Payments

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Business Travellers Anticipating Mobile As The Future Of Travel Payments

Author: PASA Business travellers in the Asia Pacific are using mobile payments more than the rest of the globe, however travel managers are still relying on traditional payment methods, the 2017 International Management Study (ITMS) released by AirPlus International has revealed.   AirPlus International has published the second part of the study which reveals that…

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New BCD Travel Analysis: Failure To Use Effective Audit Practices Costing Millions

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New BCD Travel Analysis: Failure To Use Effective Audit Practices Costing Millions

  A multi-level analysis by BCD Travel of hotel rate auditing programs reveals that combined, mid- to large-sized companies overspend on hotel room nights by hundreds of millions of dollars.   Without performing standard rate audits, a company overspends by $122,500 for every $5 million it spends on hotels. Using both standard rate auditing and…

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