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  • Air Canada renews partnership with American Express for new loyalty program

    Press Release Air Canada and American Express today announced that they have concluded agreements for a renewed and expanded partnership that will enable the financial services company to participate in Air Canada’s new loyalty program launching in 2020. The 10-year agreements cover the creation of new co-branded payment cards, participation in the American Express Membership Rewards program, and expanded commercial cooperation between the two companies. “We’re excited to renew Air Canada’s long-standing relationship with American Express and reaffirm our position…

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  • American Express Meetings & Events announces enhanced security strategy for events in China

    Press Release American Express Meetings & Events has launched an enhanced solution designed to help protect meetings organisers against risks relating to operating meetings and events in China. The new solution is designed to maximise controls throughout the end-to-end meetings process. It will help mitigate key risks associated with traditional meetings activity in China such as bribery, fraudulent activities and receipts, and third-party money funnelling. Major fines and other penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China…

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  • American Express and Conferma team up to deliver simplified digital payments to corporate travel

    New partnership will see American Express vPayment integrated with Conferma’s network of travel partners American Express Canada and Conferma – a FinTech company specializing in corporate travel payments – have teamed up to bring the power of digital payments to businesses with American Express vPayment. This new payment solution will help make it easier for companies to make reservations, book travel, pay suppliers, and reconcile costs. To help simplify corporate travel bookings, American Express has partnered with Conferma to bring…

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  • American Express Global Business Travel shares tips for your first business trip

    With a new class of graduates entering the working world, companies – especially startups and those focusing on the younger generation – are increasingly encouraging their staff to travel to enable personal and professional growth, so some recent grads might find themselves on the road for work sooner than they thought. American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) shares some tips for first-time business travellers to make the most out of their business trip. Know your company’s travel policy…It might sound…

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  • American Express GBT announces new commercial leadership structure and appointments

    David Reimer appointed to SVP/GM for the Americas Elyes Mrad appointed to SVP/GM, International American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced a refocused commercial leadership structure as part of the organization’s effort to create and deliver value for customers around the world. David Reimer has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America, overseeing the U.S. and Canada. Elyes Mrad will become Senior Vice President and General Manager, International, overseeing the EMEA and APAC regions…

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  • Ride-sharing services now allowed by half of corporate travel policies across the globe

    GBTA Foundation and American Express release latest GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index Global Report – January 2017 Ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50 per cent) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44 per cent in June 2016, according to the GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index™ Global Report – January 2017, in partnership with American Express. The Index examines business travellers’ feelings about their trip experience and how those feelings affect their behaviours on the road. As policies…

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  • New report promotes creating a work-life balance

    Today’s hyper-connected travellers expect flexible business travel programs Successful programs will focus on the individual traveller – but few corporations are ready to implement A new research-based report recently published by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) reveals how the behaviour and priorities of today’s business travellers are evolving. It also explores how corporations can adapt managed travel programs to fulfill the needs and expectations of contemporary business travellers. The report, entitled…

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  • American Express Global Business Travel announces new CEO

    Industry veteran Doug Anderson joins GBT to accelerate next phase of transformational growth American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced Doug Anderson joins the company as CEO, effective immediately. With more than 30 years of global management experience, Doug takes the helm of GBT to accelerate the organization’s strong growth trajectory. “Now more than ever, GBT is an innovator in travel management and a company that is forging the way toward a new definition of business travel,” said Doug…

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  • Hong Kong ranked as top international destination for Canadian business travellers

    Data shows top 10 most-booked destinations for Canadian business travellers domestically and abroad American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) has released new data highlighting the most visited destinations for Canadian business travellers. Developed urban metropolises continue to hold top positions as the most frequented destinations around the globe. The data incorporates the booking details of outgoing travel from GBT’s Canadian customers between July 2015 and June 2016 and revealed the top destinations for domestic, U.S. and international travel. Consistent year-over-year,…

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  • Hotel consolidation: What meeting planners need to know

    By Milton Rivera Hotel consolidation has been front-page news for several months now and meeting planners may be wondering how this consolidation will impact their upcoming negotiations and events. The way that planners engage and plan their meetings and events with hotels will inevitably be transformed, creating both opportunities and challenges. Here are four things planners need to consider: Changing financial/commission models Consolidation could lead to a change in financial models and produce tougher negotiation situations. Therefore, planners must be…

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