TORONTO — Air Canada has selected American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) as its employee global travel booking tool and travel management provider.
The agreement, which went into effect on June 28, supports the airline’s employee corporate hotel accommodation and ground transportation bookings, and will also extend to hotel consulting and meetings and events.
According to Panos Dassios, Director Strategic Procurement, Global Travel at Air Canada, GBT’s proprietary online booking platform, Neo, was a key factor in Air Canada’s decision.
“In rebuilding our business, we have an opportunity to employ new technologies such as Neo,” he said. “By working with GBT, we believe we can better optimize our corporate travel tool in anticipation of business travel returning to more normal levels.”
Patrick Doyle, Vice President and General Manager at GBT Canada, added: “We are excited to partner with Air Canada and very proud to be the flag carrier’s preferred travel management company. GBT and Air Canada have been industry leaders in preparing for a return to travel, and this partnership looks forward to the future as we help Air Canada employees return to travel with confidence.”