I was on my way home from work when I received a notification on my smartband. It was Pat, the bot from my firm’s travel management company (TMC), saying now would be the ideal time to book to get the best flight price for my regular trip to our office in London three weeks later. Pat sent me the recommended itinerary, which included flights and hotel. When calculating the best fare for me, the TMC takes our travel policy as well as my past trip history and personal preferences into consideration. And they nail it every time. Happy with the suggestion, all I had to do was confirm the trip. Pat told me my hotel reservation was my company’s 200th room night booked more than one week in advance at the hotel this year. This triggered one of the clauses in the smart contract between my company and the hotel to execute, bringing the agreed room rate down by 20 percent. The flights and hotel were instantly charged to my company’s account. I’m still getting used to the feeling of not having to do expenses anymore! Being a good employee who follows travel policy and books through the right channel sure isn’t the hassle it used to be. Get the full story at VentureBeat Read also "How blockchain could end travel industry pain points" at CoinDesk