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Hotel Lingo 101: A Guide Defining Jargon Used in the Hospitality Industry

Whether you are new to travel management, are seeking solutions to optimize your hotel program or simply can’t remember what “LRA” and “NS” stand for, American Express Global Business Travel…

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The Hotel Monitor 2020 Cities Forecast from American Express Global Business Travel

To help travel buyers plan their 2020 budget of their corporate lodging program, the Global Business Consulting (GBC) team at American Express Global Business Travel has assembled hotel price predictions for…

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Boosting Compliant Hotel Bookings: 2 Clients Show How It Can Be Done

With hotels ramping up direct booking campaigns and corporate travelers often booking their rooms in the same manner as their leisure trips (i.e., through online travel agencies or via hotel…

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Diversity of Approach: A Modern Hotel RFP Process

Traditionally, corporate travel managers working for large multinationals have negotiated request for proposals (RFP) with preferred hotel suppliers on an annual basis with up to 1,000 different hotel groups. But…

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The Hotel Monitor 2019 from American Express Global Business Travel

With the accommodation request for proposal season almost upon us, American Express Global Business Travel is releasing its Hotel Monitor 2019 report to help travel and procurement departments optimise their…

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Smarter Buying: How to Build a Better Hotel Programme

To help you prepare for the upcoming hotel request for proposal season, our Global Business Consulting (GBC) team at American Express Global Business Travel has put together a white paper to…

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The Hotel Monitor 2019 Cities Forecast from American Express Global Business Travel

Ahead of the accommodation request for proposal season, the Global Business Consulting (GBC) team at American Express Global Business Travel has assembled hotel price predictions for 150 key cities around the…

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Hotel Forecast 2018

What trends will influence your hotel program in 2018? According to our newly released Global Business Travel Forecast, hotel room rates are expected to have a low to moderate increase…

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When It Comes to Your Hotel Program, Knowledge Is Power — And Can Lead to Extra Savings

By Cindy Armitage and Jackie Visnic A hotel program has two distinct functions: There’s sourcing — identifying, evaluating and negotiating with suppliers — and then there’s ongoing program management (OPM)…

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Hotel bookings & Risk Management in Focus: Why Capturing Your Total Travel Spend Is Important

By Jackie Visnic and Constanze Briefi As an organization, you have a duty of care obligation to protect your traveling employees. You have invested time and resources to select your…