July 25, 2018

HRG deal complete, Amex GBT’s CEO talks next steps

When Amex GBT renegotiates with hotels on contracts "will more or less line up with existing contract terms, but we're looking at that as an opportunity for our supplier partners to deepen their reach and distribution across the client base.

Two of the world's largest travel management companies have become one. American Express Global Business Travel last Thursday completed its 410 million British pound takeover of Hogg Robinson Group to create a TMC that handles a combined $36 billion in annual transaction value. The mega of all megas now has mega integration work ahead.

Integration of the two organizations, their people and their technology has begun in earnest.

"The real work starts now," Amex GBT CEO Doug Anderson said in an interview. "We've done a lot of planning, but planning is a desktop exercise."

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