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GBT: Death of the road warrior

GBT: Death of the road warrior

27 October 2016 Organisations & Operators

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 appoints Chérèque president

American Express Global Business Travel appoints Chérèque president

American Express Global Business Travel has named Philippe Chérèque as president, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Chérèque will continue to oversee the commercial and product technology organisations, which he has successfully led the past two years, and will also assume responsibility for supplier relations, marketing, and consulting.

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.