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Caveat Emptor: ‘Hidden’ Fees Are A Ground Transportation Industry Fixture
Deem isn’t interested in being the merchant or taking on billing. GroundSpan includes base gratuity and standard fees in its quotes, but tolls, parking and added wait times would be extra.
Deem Partners With Avis India
Deem, a mobile and cloud software technology provider, today announced a partnership with Avis India to offer car rental content to business travelers around the world. The new integration, available today, brings the Avis India Chauffeured Driver content to Deem powered travel platforms including Sabre, Apollo, GetThere, Egencia, and Deem Work Fource.
Evolving Content Needs Highlight Differences Among Self-Booking Tools
Under the threat of increase content fragmentation, travel management companies and corporate travel booking tools can earn their stripes by integrating multiple sources. Each has its own approach to the age old challenge made new by the emergence of NDC.
Deem Will Offer Avis India Chauffeured Services Content
Deem is partnering with Avis India to provide the car rental company's chauffeured services through its platform. The chauffeured driver content is now bookable through Deem Work Fource and other platforms powered by Deem, including Sabre, Apollo, GetThere and Egencia.
Another Record-Breaking Year for World's Largest Car Rental Operator
As the industry’s most innovative—and the world’s largest—car rental operator, Enterprise Holdings Inc. just scored another record-breaking fiscal year (FY2018) with more revenues, transactions, vehicles, locations, investments and customer miles logged than ever before.
Enterprise Drives Innovation Through M&A
With a blockbuster buyout far in its rearview mirror and a deal-hungry CEO at the wheel, Enterprise Holdings’ acquisition and investment activity has shifted into high gear.
With Ground Transport Technology In Flux, Where Is A Travel Manager To Begin?
The latest development for Deem’s Ground Work system is a partnership with National Car Rental to enable rental car bookings with a driver in China, where a Chinese license is required to motor. Attempting to cover the use cases, Deem also is working to integrate Lyft into its platform.
World’s Largest Car Rental Provider Asked: “Is Bigger Better?”
At the recent 2018 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) convention, Enterprise Holdings Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christine Taylor participated in a center-stage panel discussion to help answer the question, “Is Bigger Better? The Impact of Industry Consolidation On Business Travel.”
These 2018 Global Business Travel Association panelists weighed in on industry consolidation, growth and scale.
The consensus of the panelists – which also included Best Western Hotels & Resorts President and CEO David Kong as well as Egencia President Rob Greyber – was: It depends.
Breaking News at GBTA Convention 2018: Deem
Deem has been up to a lot the past year: new products, partnerships and more. Learn about Deem's launch of the Conversational Interface and Deem's new partnership with Enterprise Holdings.
GBTA Industry Voices: John Rizzo, Deem & David Grace, Enterprise Holdings
Learn about the latest travel technology, strategy, and innovation from two corporate travel industry moguls.
National Will Offer Car & Driver Services in China
This fall, National Car Rental will launch a service in China that provides both cars and drivers for travelers via a partnership with Deem. National will provide the service through Shanghai-based car-and-driver service provider eHi Car Services, which has locations in more than 200 cities. On Oct. 1, eHi will begin providing cars and drivers under the National brand. National parent company Enterprise Holdings is an investor in eHi.
Deem is enabling bookings for the service through its Deem Work Fource app and via other platforms, including GetThere, Apollo, Sabre Red App and Egencia.
Deem To Push Hotel, Ground Attachment With Mobile Messaging Service
Deem is working on mobile messaging to remind travelers to book hotels and ground transportation if they didn't do so when making an airline reservation. The company plans to make it available through Apple iOS and Google Android messaging applications starting in the fourth quarter. Deem will expand the service in 2019 to cover flight changes and dining.
Deem Launches New Product for Small to Medium-Sized Companies
Deem, a mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, has launched Deem Emerging, a new travel booking and management solution aimed at helping small to medium-sized corporations manage their travel programs. Deem Emerging, according to the company, is a mobile-first, self-service tool for travel programs with fewer customized needs. It provides the most popular features of Deem’s platform, Work Fource, and the integrated service provisions of Adelman Travel “at a cost-effective scale.”
Deem Enters the Fray for Small & Midsize Enterprises
This week, Deem will launch two versions of a new travel booking and "lite" management suite aimed at the small and midsize enterprise segment. Deem Emerge will target the corporate directly with mobile and desktop booking tools, self-service policy configuration and easy onboarding. Deem Rise will target travel management companies with a technology-first, white-label solution that offers the same functionality. Emerge aims to enable agencies to go after SMEs by reducing high-cost personnel resources required to serve the segment.
INFOR ANNOUNCES NEW COLLABORATION WITH DEEM
Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced a strategic collaboration with Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the corporate travel industry, to integrate travel and expense management solutions. Paired with Infor’s flexible and configurable travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management solution, this integration offers customers more choice in travel and spend management vendor selection along with an integrated booking tool that automatically transfers data from the Deem Work Fource platform to Infor Expense Management.
SMBs: The Next Frontier In Travel Tech
According to Annette Cumming, Deem, in the corporate T&E space, “everybody is talking about” small businesses. While they struggle to adopt new technologies, the innovations already present in the space are quickly evolving to tap into the SMB segment – which, the executive added, could certainly stand to improve their business travel and expense management processes.
A More Focused Deem Has Gone Back to Basics
The long and complicated saga of Deem represents a cautionary tale for corporate travel, despite the company’s long-term viability. In the company’s latest incarnation, a more refined focus could help the company better compete against its large and ambitious competitors.
Deem Streamlines Travel Data Into Infor’s T&E Portal
Deem, a corporate travel management company, is partnering with Infor, the companies said Wednesday. Infor, which develops cloud applications designed for specific verticals, will integrate Deem’s travel booking solution into its existing travel and expense (T&E) management tool and automate data from the Deem Work Fource platform into Infor’s Expense Management portal.
Deem Work Fource Integrates with Infor
Deem has integrated its Work Fource platform with expense management provider Infor's T&E reporting tool, Infor Expense Management. When Infor clients book travel on Work Fource, their expense data will flow into Infor Expense Management automatically. Deem also integrates with Apptricity and Chrome River.
Hickory Global Partners Will Resell Deem
Members of travel agency consortium Hickory Global Partners will resell Deem business travel management solutions to their clients. The multiyear agreement follows Deem's recent partnership with travel service provider Professional Travel Service International Express.
After False Start, Lyft and Uber Use TMC Partners For Deeper Corporate Travel Inroads
According to a Deem spokesperson, in an "early phase" expected next quarter, "we will take the Lyft reservation inline in Deem Work Fource, write the segment to the PNR and add to the traveler's calendar." Deem would send an SMS text message to the traveler upon flight arrival. That would link over to the Lyft app where the traveler confirms the ride.