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Travel Giant Partners With Travel Tech Startup to Create First-of-its-Kind Travel Solution

Yesterday's big announcement from American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) – its partnership with Lola.com – is bringing something new and disruptive to the lightly managed business travel market. This powerful alliance is focused on expanding the low and middle market travel segments.  Lola.com, the SaaS startup offering agile travel management to businesses of all sizes has designed its platform to be beautiful and user friendly while also offering the fastest on-boarding and set up in the travel industry. This fresh approach to managing and booking business travel is perfect for companies that never even knew they needed a travel program.

GBT will harness the innovation and technology of Lola.com to meet the demand of small and mid-sized clients looking for more self-directed, lightweight, policy management and mobile travel planning.

There is an easy way to manage the chaos of rogue travel planning in a way that both finance managers and the travelers will embrace. For finance, more visibility on spend, and just knowing where their travelers are is key. Travelers want a beautiful, modern app experience that allows easy flight and hotel booking, team destination sharing, loyalty points from the actual hotels and airlines, and 24/7 agent support – thus creating employees who are productive and happy.  

This alliance is unmatched in the travel industry and combines Lola’s leading-edge technological and product know-how with American Express GBT’s global footprint and supplier relationships, and creates a compelling and unique product for mutual clients, marking a significant step forward towards developing the best platform in the travel industry that will greatly benefit future business travelers.

Published Date : November 14, 2018

Posted by

Gail Goodman, Lola.com Board of Directors and Chair