Posted June 8, 2017

Jeff Katz's Cross-Supplier Data Exchange Goes Into Testing

It's been nearly a year since Jeff Katz, BCG and several major U.S. airlines and hotels debuted a data exchange concept to facilitate personalized in-trip experiences for travelers and target merchandizing to them. Since then, Dihedral has rebranded to Journera and expanded its executive team, while engineers and data scientists built a minimum viable product. Now, Journera and partners are moving from construction to testing. Read More »
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Posted July 13, 2016

Major Travel Suppliers Buy Into Open Data Exchange From Jeff Katz And BCG

Orbitz Worldwide founding chairman, president and CEO Jeff Katz and Boston Consulting Group are coming out with an ambitious plan for an open-source travel industry operating system that already has won buy-in and investments from American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and United Airlines. Read More »
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Posted May 12, 2016

GUEST: CWT's Eric Jongeling On Hotel Book-Direct Initiatives

Carlson Wagonlit Travel ‎director of hotel solutions Eric Jongeling doesn't expect managed travel programs to be severely impacted by book-direct campaigns enacted by major hotels. Read More »
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Posted January 14, 2016

American Airlines Sales Vet DeCross To Depart For IHG

American Airlines vice president of global sales Derek DeCross will leave the airline at the end of the month and join InterContinental Hotels Group as senior vice president of worldwide sales, he informed the airline's sales team today. Read More »
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Posted May 7, 2014

Concur TripLink: First Hotel Chain Finally Live, New TMC Options Coming

InterContinental Hotels Group this week began listing on its website the rates negotiated by companies that also use Concur's TripLink open-booking service. Read More »
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Posted April 30, 2014

Concur Maintains Growth, Hints At TripLink Supplier Progress

Concur posted another strong quarter of revenue and customer growth, exceeding expectations on those and other financial metrics. The company claimed 1,500 new customers during its second fiscal quarter, ending March 31, including roughly 500 more for the open-booking TripLink service. Read More »
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Posted March 27, 2013

IHG Moves The Needle On Internet Fees

Some hotel analysts long have speculated that the clock is ticking on in-room Internet charges. InterContinental Hotels Group's announcement yesterday that it soon will eliminate those charges for loyalty club members is another sign that their end might be with a whimper, not a bang. Read More »
Posted July 31, 2012

U.K. Alleges IHG Agreements With OTAs Violate Competition Laws

The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading alleged that InterContinental Hotels Group, Expedia and infringed upon competition law via rate-parity agreements that limit agents' ability to discount the hotel company's rooms in IHG’s efforts to keep pricing on its own channel competitive. Read More »
Posted June 12, 2012
Andrew Rubinacci

INTERVIEW: IHG Distribution VP Andrew Rubinacci

InterContinental Hotels Group vice president of distribution and intermediary sales Andrew Rubinacci recently spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about distribution strategy and the roles of global distribution systems and other channels. Read More »
Posted January 12, 2012

Big Brands' New Search Site Could Tempt Travelers, But Analysts Don't See A Differentiator

The new effort launched Wednesday by six major hotel companies to drive a greater share of direct bookings does not have immediate implications for corporate travel buyers or providers. Read More »
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