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 October 19, 2016

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, CWT Leads TMCs

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for five consecutive years. 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 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 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 April 27, 2012

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Posted December 16, 2010

STR Makes Overdue Change To Tier Structure

Smith Travel Research's announcement that it next year will begin using the terms "midscale" and "upper midscale" to define the midprice tiers is a welcome change, although from a travel buyer's and manager's perspective, the industry's undisputed category-maker could have done more.

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