Posted October 1, 2014

Airlines To DOT: Don't Meddle With The Marketplace On Ancillaries

It's no surprise that airlines despise a U.S. Department of Transportation proposal to require the disclosure of ancillary fees in the sales channels in which they participate. Comments published this week made that very clear. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 25, 2014

Travelport IPO Priced At High End Of Range, Trading Begins

Travelport on Wednesday priced its initial public offering of 30 million shares at $16 per share, at the high end of the expected $14-to-$16 price range the company announced earlier this month. Read More »
Posted by: Chris Davis | More by Chris Davis
Posted September 24, 2014

More GDS Deals 'Not Pressing' For Ryanair After Locking In Amadeus And Travelport

Ryanair on Wednesday announced its second new global distribution system agreement of the year as Amadeus joined Travelport in securing access to the European low-cost airline's fare content and ancillaries. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 24, 2014

Serko To Help NuTravel 'Jump-Start' Mobile Strategy

New Zealand-based travel and expense automation provider Serko this month issued a series of announcements about its forthcoming mobile app, including how it'll leverage near-field communication technology and be resold by U.S.-based partner nuTravel. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 19, 2014

Concur 'Completes' SAP, But There Are Plenty Of Questions

After he pulled off an agreement for an $8.3 billion acquisition, which he described as "the largest acquisition in the history of the SaaS industry," you could excuse SAP CEO Bill McDermott's exuberance when discussing Concur Thursday night during a conference call with analysts and media. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 17, 2014

BCD Travel Again Pushing TBiz

BCD again is actively selling to the market TBiz services more than a year after acquiring from Sabre the Travelocity Business corporate travel agency. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 16, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Sabre Defends The Middle; TMC Execs Give DOT An Earful; Chrome River Grabs At Least One Former IBM Expense Customer

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 12, 2014

Travelport Prices IPO, Details Sale Of Orbitz Stake

Travelport late Thursday announced it would offer up to 30 million shares in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange with an estimated price range of $14 to $16 per share, which would raise up to $480 million. Read More »
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Posted September 12, 2014

GUEST: AmTrav's Fichtelberg On TMC Pricing And Traveler Incentives

Craig Fichtelberg, co-founder and president of Chicago-area AmTrav, discusses the pitfalls of fee-based TMC pricing and the opportunities in switching to a subscription model. Read More »
Posted September 11, 2014

Quelling Concur Rumors, SAP Chief Highlights Organic Growth

SAP CEO Bill McDermott's comments Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Technology Conference in Las Vegas served more to extinguish rumors that his company might buy Concur than to fan them. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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