Posted April 11, 2018

Former Deem Exec Tony D'Astolfo Heads To Serko

New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech provider Serko is bringing on corporate travel vet Tony D'Astolfo to lead its push in the U.S. and Canada. D'Astolfo left another T&E tech provider, Deem, three months ago. Effective April 16, he'll be SVP of North America for Serko, which is publicly traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Read More »
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Posted April 4, 2018

How Travel Companies Perform On Gender Pay In The U.K.

Companies that have 250 or more employees based in the U.K. are required to disclose gender pay gap data. The Beat examined figures and additional disclosures from several airlines, hoteliers, travel management companies and technology companies. Read More »
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Posted April 2, 2018

As Distribution Evolves, Europe Opens Complex Review Of GDS Regulations

The European Commission is reviewing "all provisions" of its code of conduct for computerized reservations systems, which is the governing regulation for global distribution systems in the European Union. Read More »
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Posted March 9, 2018

Report: FCM Loses Big Aussie Banking Client After Billing 'Abnormalities'

National Australia Bank has withdrawn significant business from Flight Centre Travel Group-owned travel management company FCM after concluding it was being overcharged for bookings, according a report this week by Fairfax Media, which publishes The Sydney Morning Herald and other Australian news outlets. Read More »
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Posted February 28, 2018

Amadeus Added 5 Percentage Points Of GDS Air Share In Past Five Years

Growth in travel agency airline bookings processed through Amadeus' global distribution system once again outpaced industry rates last year, according to the company. In the past decade, Amadeus has consistently picked up GDS airline market share and, in the past five years alone, has added 5 percentage points to its competitive position. Read More »
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Posted February 21, 2018

After A Lull, CTM Still Eyeing M&A But Nothing Transformational

It's going on two years since Australia's Corporate Travel Management made an acquisition in the U.S. and more than a year since it bought an agency anywhere. That may not sound like a long time, but for CTM, which has acquired around a dozen travel agencies since publicly listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in late 2010, it feels like an eternity. Read More »
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Posted February 9, 2018

Amex GBT-HRG Deal Gets Surprising Backer In BCD Owner

At first blush, it may come as a surprise that the owner of BCD Group and the single largest shareholder of Hogg Robinson would let HRG fall into the arms of BCD Travel rival American Express Global Business Travel. But the time was right for BCD Group founder and owner John Fentener van Vlissingen to cash out. Read More »
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Posted February 9, 2018

Hogg Robinson To Sell HRG To Amex GBT, And Fraedom To Visa

Two of the world’s largest travel management companies are set to merge after American Express Global Business Travel offered up to £410 million to buy Hogg Robinson Group. Read More »
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Posted January 19, 2018

HRG Mum On Commitment To U.S. Affiliate Program After Years-Long Partner Exodus

Ten years ago, HRG launched a North American affiliate program with a handful of U.S.-based travel management companies and a goal to add as many as a dozen members. Since then, the program has lost virtually all its U.S. affiliates and, according to former stakeholders, has been withering on the vine for years. Read More »
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Posted January 12, 2018

BEAT SHEET: Corporate Travel Outlook; Sabre's Court Costs; DOT Rule Backlash; Radius Activity

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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