Posted February 1, 2017

CWT CEO Ekert Talks Strategy, Tech Investment, Hotel Solutions And Cuts

Last April, Carlson Wagonlit Travel appointed Travelport vet Kurt Ekert as CEO. After nine months on the job, he has retooled the organization, including a revamped executive team, and embarked on a refreshed strategy. Read More »
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Posted January 19, 2017

New Ovation Sales Program Courts VIPs Served By Other TMCs

Ovation Corporate Travel launched a new sales program and service offering to handle VIP travelers for accounts served by other travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted August 24, 2016

As CTDs Spread, Opportunities (And Challenges) Increase

ARC's Corporate Travel Department accreditation is nearing its second decade of existence, and the number of CTDs still is increasing steadily. But buyers from these companies face a gauntlet of industry changes perhaps more complex than ever before, from the continual and sometimes rapid change in distribution and technological development to difficulties in finding the personnel to sufficiently staff the operation. Read More »
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Posted April 7, 2016

Study: Travelers Under 35 Show More Faith In Corporate Rates, Book Outside Anyway

Managed travelers younger than 35 demonstrate more faith in corporate rate integrity than do their older counterparts, according to recent research from Phocuswright. That is the good news for travel management professionals. The bad? Travelers younger than 35 are more inclined to book outside the program and do so at a higher rate than travelers 35 and older. Read More »
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Posted February 27, 2015

Amadeus Expects GDS Marketshare Gains To Continue In 2015

Amadeus claimed it processed during the fourth quarter of 2014 42 percent of all global distribution system bookings, raising its quarterly worldwide market share 1.4 percentage points from the last three months of 2013. Read More »
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Posted February 25, 2015

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Posted February 25, 2015

Australia's Acquisitive CTM To 'Keep Buying Until We Die'

Australia's Corporate Travel Management this week told investors to expect further acquisitions in the U.S. market, or in the words of managing director Jamie Pherous, "We could keep buying until we die—and that's our plan." Read More »
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Posted February 23, 2015

Travelport 'On Track' To Derive One-Third Of GDS Revenue From Non-Air Sources

Travelport is "on track" to derive one-third of global distribution system revenue from sources other than airline bookings by 2018, CFO Philip Emery said Monday during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. Read More »
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Posted February 19, 2015

DOJ Prevails In Antitrust Lawsuit, Amex Vows Appeal

The judge overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against American Express ruled Thursday that provisions in its merchant agreements violate federal law and "constitute unreasonable restraints on trade." Read More »
Posted February 18, 2015

Virgin America Readies Dynamically Priced Seats And Ancillary Bundles

Virgin America during the next few months will add pricing-automation capabilities through its Sabre reservations system that will allow it to bundle ancillary offers and variably price premium seats, president and CEO David Cush said in the carrier's earnings call on Wednesday. Read More »
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