Posted December 4, 2014

Serko 'Just The Beginning' Of Routehappy's Push Into Corporate Tools

Serko effective early next year will incorporate Routehappy flight ratings and amenity data in the booking path on its mobile app. Read More »
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Posted December 1, 2014

Ryanair's O'Leary, Emirates' Clark Predict Radical Distribution Disruption

Berlin - Interrogated here at last month's GBTA Europe conference by Global Business Travel Association senior vice president for global development Paul Tilstone, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary and Emirates chief Sir Tim Clark displayed a strikingly similar radical vision. Read More »
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Posted November 26, 2014

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Posted November 26, 2014

Offsetting Client Spending Growth, Headwinds Drag On HRG Half-Year Earnings

Hogg Robinson Group for its half year ending Sept. 30 reported a net rise in client booking and spending activity, claimed account wins outnumbered losses and benefited from robust growth in North America, according to executives and financial statements released Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted November 24, 2014

Next Stop On CTM's M&A Path: Europe (And Probably More In The United States)

Australia's Corporate Travel Management is "big in Asia" and "growing in the U.S.," but the travel management company will "very soon" turn its sights to expanding into Europe, managing director Jamie Pherous told The Beat. Read More »
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Posted November 21, 2014

New Hilton, Marriott Cancellation Policies Signal Embrace Of Last-Minute Bookings

New policies adopted by Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International that levy a charge of a one-night room rate plus taxes if bookings aren't canceled the day before arrival have been cast ... as little more than a fee grab. ... but both hotel companies also suggested the moves are about keeping inventory available for last-minute bookings. Read More »
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Posted November 20, 2014

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Posted November 19, 2014

Airbnb: We're Not For Road Warriors, Don't Fit With Entrenched Travel Distributors

Private accommodation booking service Airbnb estimates 10 percent of its revenue comes from business travelers—but will that figure grow or shrink? Read More »
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Posted November 18, 2014

Amadeus' Merchandizing 'Vision' Needs A Few Years To Come Into Focus

During the International Air Transport Association's World Passenger Symposium in San Diego last month, Amadeus announced what it called a "vision" for a "travel ecosystem" designed to "unlock more than $130 billion in additional airline revenue annually by 2020." Read More »
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Posted November 17, 2014

Rajeev Singh: Concur Not 'Looking For A Fight,' Expects To Join SAP On Path With 'Benefits For Both'

Berlin - Not everything about the forthcoming merger with SAP will be to Concur's liking, but the positives will far outweigh the negatives, the latter's president and COO Rajeev Singh said last week during a keynote presentation at GBTA Europe's annual conference here and in an earlier interview with The Beat. Read More »
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