Posted November 14, 2014

KDS: Service Enhancements, Innovation Will Win Over The United States

To "win the hearts and minds" of the North American market, travel booking and expense management provider KDS is taking an unconventional approach to growing its business, CEO Dean Forbes last month told The Beat. Read More »
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Posted November 13, 2014

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Posted November 12, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Competitors Say Merger Will 'SAP' The Life Out Of Concur; DOT's Next Rulemaking Steps; Delta Could Be A Res Competitor

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted November 11, 2014

Sabre Lowers 2014 GDS Growth Rate Expectations, But Agency Wins Foretell Bounce-Back

With new agency locations signed—more than its competitors combined, Sabre claimed—and general booking trends looking up, the GDS operator exuded optimism about longer-term booking growth, according to executive comments delivered Tuesday during an earnings call with analysts. Read More »
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Posted November 6, 2014

Amadeus Once Again Reports GDS Marketshare Gains, Posts Big Jump In IT Revenue

Amadeus during the three months ending Sept. 30 processed 5.8 percent more travel agency bookings than it did for the same period last year, including a 6.1 percent increase in airline transactions. Read More »
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Posted November 6, 2014

With Air Booking Growth Modest, Travelport Sees Payments, Hospitality As Revenue Boosters

During its first earnings call with Wall Street analysts as a publicly traded company, Travelport on Thursday reported modest booking growth, a moderate increase in revenue and a swing to a quarterly profit from a net loss for the same period last year. Read More »
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Posted November 5, 2014
Joe Migis

INTERVIEW: Southwest Airlines Technology Vice President Of Product Solutions Joe Migis

Migis recently spoke to The Beat's Michael B. Baker about Southwest's key technology initiative over the next few years—the implementation of the Amadeus Altea reservations system—as well as other top priorities in his new role. Read More »
Posted November 3, 2014

CWT's Anderson: As Industry Tech Advances, Customer Service Must Too

New Orleans - Kicking off The Beat Live conference here last month, keynote speaker Doug Anderson, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, called himself "energized" by his travel management company's recent commitment to taking greater ownership of its technology. Read More »
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Posted October 27, 2014

Virgin Atlantic Plans Move To Delta In-House Reservations System

Virgin Atlantic during the next few years will move from its current HP Shares reservations system to Delta Air Lines' in-house Deltamatic system, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger told The Beat. Read More »
Posted October 23, 2014

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