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Lufthansa Group airlines and TripActions shape the future of corporate travel

• New innovative and market-leading solution targeting small- and medium-sized enterprises to enhance their corporate travel experience

• Increased reach of most attractive Lufthansa Group offers and added customer value via TripActions’ industry leading technology

The Lufthansa Group, one of the world’s leading airline groups and industry pioneer in the area of New Distribution Capability (NDC), and TripActions, the only
all-in-one travel, corporate card, and expense solution, today announced an enhanced strategic partnership to shape the future of corporate travel. Jointly, a
customer-driven solution has been developed that allows small- and medium-sized enterprises to enjoy all the benefits they experience from the airlines of the
Lufthansa Group, covering the carriers Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS via the tech forward user experience of the TripActions travel platform.

While the key focus is to put the customer in control of every part of the corporate travel experience, the solution matches the rich corporate offers and programs of
the Lufthansa Group airlines with the innovative and user-first intuitive solutions of TripActions to relieve the multiple pain points of corporate travel.

“Lufthansa Group is firmly committed to delivering superior customer experiences along the entire travel journey, also for our small- and medium-sized corporate
customers”, says Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Senior Vice President Channel Management at Lufthansa Group Network Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer
SWISS. “Jointly with our strategic partner TripActions, we take a big jump towards cutting edge digital airline corporate retailing all the way from intuitive corporate
trip planning to speedy servicing. With this industry leading concept, I am very excited to grow our successful partnership with TripActions in the interests of our
Corporate Partners."

Customers will be able to book work trips using an industry-leading solution, enabling a new level of travel management that includes policy and profile
management, duty of care, sustainability solutions, real-time reporting, 24/7 customer support, and centralized billing. The partnership will enable corporate
members of Lufthansa Group PartnerPlusBenefit program to earn and redeem PartnerPlusBenefit points directly through the booking tool, with enhanced
functionalities being launched at regular intervals.

As a first step, the solution will be launched in Lufthansa Group airlines’ home markets in early 2022. Following this and over the course of the year, both teams
will work together to add enhancements to the solution, including additional redemption benefits, corporate products, and multiple languages, as well as
expansion into new markets.

“Thanks to the partnership with TripActions, we are pleased to now also provide a solution to our valued corporate customers who have previously booked via our
airline websites and have long had the desire for a suitable solution and associated enhanced functionalities,” says Stefan Kreuzpaintner, Senior Vice President Sales
for Lufthansa Group Network Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Airline. “This unique offering expands the available TMC offers in the market for
corporates, adding to the current solutions offered by our other TMC partners.”

"Providing an amazing user experience through industry leading technology has always been TripActions' top priority,” says TripActions Chief Travel Officer, Danny
Finkel. “We're excited to further our partnership with Lufthansa Group with this industry-first joint booking platform that will provide deeper technical integrations
and the unique ability to offer integrated loyalty. It’s the best of both worlds, marrying Lufthansa Group passenger experience with TripActions' user-first
experience.”

The Benelux Corporate Travel Symposium 2021

The launch of a unique collaboration between business travel associations and Breda University is a fact.

NATM, CORTAS, BATM and BUas launch The Benelux Corporate Travel Symposium 2021

More information: click here.

“Focus on the new reality”

The Dutch business travel associations NATM and CORTAS and their Belgian counterpart BATM will organize a corporate travel symposium in collaboration with the Breda University of applies sciences (BUas). The theme of the event is ‘Focus on the new reality’ and will take place on November 10 at Breda University.

The Dutch Association for Travel Management (NATM), the Corporate Travel Association (CORTAS) and the Belgium Association of Travel Management (BATM) organized their own annual business travel event prior to COVID19. The same applies for BUas, which traditionally organizes its business travel and aviation symposium in June. The regular (online) meetings of the individual business travel associations will continue to take place separately.

Collaboration by strengthening each other

”To serve the interests of the traveling business community and its organizations in the Benelux, the travel management associations CORTAS, BATM and NATM join forces and organize a corporate travel management symposium for the Benelux in collaboration with BUas. At NATM we look forward with great enthusiasm to a full-day program with inspiring speakers, interaction and networking opportunities. The focus on the new reality travel management is facing will be addressed from the perspectives of all stakeholders.”

Odete Pimenta da Silva, managing director NATM

“For the Belgium Association of Travel Management (BATM) it is important that we find new ways to provide our members with extra content and networking opportunities to support them  in achieving their goals within their organizations. A joint event with CORTAS, NATM and BUas is therefore a great opportunity for us. Collaboration by strengthening each other is more important than ever before.”

Pascal Struyve, President BATM

“In these unprecedented times it is essential to support each other and to join forces. That is why we organize this unique Symposium in cooperation with NATM, BATM and BUas. Education, knowledge sharing, and networking are important spearheads for the Corporate Travel Association (CORTAS). We therefore see these components as a guideline for this Benelux industry event. We look forward to the partnerships and to a great collaboration!”

Stephanie Smook, managing director CORTAS

“We are pleased that the Breda University of applied sciences (BUas) will be the venue for a symposium, organized by different stakeholders from the business travel industry. It shows a fine and fruitful cooperation between education and the business travel industry.”

Erik Feld, Lecturer Aviation Management BUas

 

Who
NATM (Nederlandse Associatie voor Travel Management)
CORTAS (Corporate Travel Association)
BATM (Belgium Association of Travel Management)
BUas (Breda University of applied sciences)

Where
Breda University of applied sciences in Breda

Delegates
Corporate Travel Community

When
10 november 2021, from 10 AM to 4.30 PM, followed by a network reception

Why
New times require new insights, special circumstances call for special partnerships

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REset your brain by 1 day of Education, Inspiration and Views @RE2019

'RE: the Toddler’ at the 'RE' @B-Buildings Amsterdam.

'RE' is one event of its kind.
'RE' is different from any other industry event.
‘RE’ is where innovation meets real business need.
‘RE’ is where conflict is good.
‘RE’ is where we celebrate the benefits of frictions because this is what drives our industry forward.
‘RE’ is where you will be immersed in a creative (and unexpected) environment.
‘RE’ is where you will look closely at the components of the business travel ecosystem and consider the changes that have happened and those yet to come.

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