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Image: TripActions

TripActions, which allows workers to book their own business travel through a mobile app, is buying high-end British travel agency Reed & Mackay.

Between the lines: Although TripActions will still funnel the vast majority of trips through the self-service app, the acquisition gives it an added option for picky C-suite execs or companies whose employees have complex trips, such as professional sports teams.

TripActions didn't disclose the purchase price, but did note it recently raised $155 million in funding. TripActions is keeping Reed & Mackay's 400 employees, which will boost TripActions' work force by roughly 50%.

The big picture: The move comes after a huge pandemic-related pause in business travel, though things will likely pick back up as more workers get vaccinated and return to the office.

Go deeper

Updated Aug 3, 2021 - Economy & Business

More corporations are requiring workers to get vaccinated

Graphic: Axios Visuals

Life for the unvaccinated could get more difficult as bosses increasingly move to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory.

The big picture: The federal Government in May said it is legal for companies to require employees to get vaccinated for coronavirus.

Return-to-work plans keep getting foiled by the Delta variant

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

Companies that were eager to call employees back to the office are delaying those return dates as coronavirus infections keep rising.

The big picture: The Delta variant is throwing us back into the thick of pandemic-era living, with new restrictions at restaurants and gyms and complications to return-to-work plans.

Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

  1. Health: Pfizer and Moderna boosters overwhelmingly prevent Omicron hospitalizations, CDC finds — Omicron pushes COVID deaths toward 2,000 per day — The pandemic-proof health care giant.
  2. Vaccines: The case for Operation Warp Speed 2.0 — Starbucks drops worker vaccine or test requirement after SCOTUS ruling — Kids' COVID vaccination rates are particularly low in rural America.
  3. Politics: Biden concedes U.S. should have done more testing — Arizona says it "will not be intimidated" by Biden on anti-mask school policies — Federal judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers.
  4. World: American Airlines flight to London forced to turn around over mask dispute — WHO: COVID health emergency could end this year — Greece imposes vaccine mandate for people 60 and older — Austria approves COVID vaccine mandate for adults.
  5. Variant tracker

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