Posted December 16, 2016

Try As They Might, TMCs Can't Block Sabre Incentive Disclosures At Trial

Last month, each of the four mega travel management companies filed non-party memos with the federal court hearing the US Airways-Sabre antitrust case. In those, American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and HRG asked U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield to redact in-court disclosures that would reveal per-segment incentives each received from Sabre. Read More »
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Posted November 29, 2016

HRG Eyes More Hands-On Role In Distribution, Teases 'New Service Model'

During Hogg Robinson Group's half-year conference call for investors today, chief executive David Radcliffe identified a "major opportunity out there at the moment," and that is HRG's role in distribution. Read More »
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Posted November 14, 2016
Bill Brindle

INTERVIEW: HRG Chief Information Officer Bill Brindle

"The current model is going to change." So says HRG chief information officer Bill Brindle, who should know. He addressed British Airways’ New Distribution Capability conference in London last month, and has supported its client, Volkswagen, which has established a direct connection to Lufthansa (as has Siemens). Brindle spoke with The Beat contributing editor Amon Cohen about why emerging alternative distribution channels present huge opportunities but need to become as robust as more established technologies. Read More »
Posted November 8, 2016
John Fentener van Vlissingen

INTERVIEW: BCD Group Founder John Fentener Van Vlissingen

BCD Group founder John Fentener van Vlissingen discussed his approach to acquisitions, his outlook for BCD Travel and agency consolidation during an on-stage interview at The Beat Live. Read More »
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Posted May 24, 2016

Hogg Robinson: Revenue Down, Profits Up And Fraedom A Bright Spot

Hogg Robinson Group reported a year-over-year decline in revenue for its fiscal year ending March 31, but it reduced debt, increased cash on hand and grew profits on leaner operations. The brightest spot came from its Fraedom software-as-a-service business, which posted solid results but represents a small portion of overall revenue. Read More »
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Posted March 22, 2016

HRG's Brindle Talks Distribution's Evolution, Connecting With Lufthansa

With an acknowledgment that "distribution evolves," Hogg Robinson Group chief information officer Bill Brindle discussed how the TMC is treading slowly with accessing the Lufthansa Group's direct connect. This month, the airline company announced that the travel management company was among a few third-party sellers agreeing to do so. Read More »
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Posted March 11, 2016

HRG, A Few Corporate Clients Among Lufthansa Direct Connect Partners

Lufthansa Group and Hogg Robinson Group are working on a direct connection so the travel management company's clients can avoid the airline group's €16 fee on global distribution system bookings. The agreement extends to Hogg Robinson Group's travel and expense technology division, Fraedom, Lufthansa announced. Read More »
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Posted March 2, 2015

Hogg Robinson Splits Business, Launches 'Fraedom' For 'Unmanaged' Sector

Almost three years after chief executive David Radcliffe first revealed his company's intentions to The Beat in May 2012, Hogg Robinson Group has split its operations into two separately branded entities. HRG is the group's travel management company, aimed primarily at multinational corporations. Meanwhile, expense management division Spendvision has expanded and rebranded as Fraedom, a software-as-a-service provider. Read More »
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Posted September 10, 2014

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Posted May 22, 2014

HRG Talks Tech Investments After Slow Year

HRG has set aside £5 million to develop and promote its emerging booking, expense and payments software-as-a-service business in the next 12 months. The company plans to invest the money in new products, new personnel and a sales and marketing push. Read More »
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