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GBT: Death of the road warrior

GBT: Death of the road warrior

A new research-based report published today by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and American Express Global Business Travel reveals how the behaviour and priorities of today’s business travellers are evolving. It also explores how corporations can adapt managed travel programmes to fulfil the needs and expectations of contemporary business travellers.

American Express Global Business Travel completes KDS acquisition

American Express Global Business Travel completes KDS acquisition

American Express Global Business Travel has completed the acquisition of KDS, a global provider of integrated travel technology headquartered in France. Announced in August, this acquisition is part of GBT’s broader investment strategy to develop a suite of integrated digital services for business travellers, bolstering its core technology platform with KDS’ integrated travel SaaS technology.

American Express Global Business Travel to acquire KDS

American Express Global Business Travel to acquire KDS

American Express Global Business Travel has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire KDS, a global provider of integrated travel technology. Headquartered in France, KDS has operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. The acquisition of KDS is part of a broader investment strategy by GBT to develop an industry-leading suite of traveller-centric online and digital services, sitting on top of the company’s core technology platform for business travellers.

American Express Global Business Travel launches Premier Insights

American Express Global Business Travel launches Premier Insights

American Express Global Business Travel has announced the launch of Premier Insights, a data visualisation tool, which provides companies and their travel managers with a complete view of their travel programme to drive greater efficiencies, improvements and savings. The tool integrates American Express Corporate Cards and travel booking data into a single platform, providing companies and their travel managers with access to a comprehensive, single-source view of their entire travel programme.

American Express Global Business records uptick in travel spending

American Express Global Business records uptick in travel spending

American Express Global Business Travel has announced the results of its 2015 EVP Barometer. The results show that business travel spending increased by 1.42 per cent in 2015, more than twice the rise anticipated in the 2014 Barometer. In addition, “safety and security” has overtaken “cost control” to be the number one priority of company executives when considering business travel.

American Express Global Business Travel retains BBC account

American Express Global Business Travel retains BBC account

American Express Global Business Travel has announced that it has been retained by the BBC as its corporate travel service provider after working with the broadcasting body for more than 11 years. “We are delighted that the strength of our offering has been recognised by the BBC and we look forward to our ongoing partnership,” said Elyes Mrad, managing director, EMEA, American Express Global Business Travel.