Posted February 18, 2015

Virgin America Readies Dynamically Priced Seats And Ancillary Bundles

Virgin America during the next few months will add pricing-automation capabilities through its Sabre reservations system that will allow it to bundle ancillary offers and variably price premium seats, president and CEO David Cush said in the carrier's earnings call on Wednesday. Read More »
Posted February 6, 2015

Egencia Crosses $5 Billion In Gross Bookings, Eyes 'Industry Disruption' And 'Opportunistic' M&A

Expedia's corporate travel outlet Egencia reported an 11 percent year-over-year rise in fourth-quarter gross bookings, helping to lift the travel management company over the $5 billion mark for all of last year. Read More »
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Posted February 5, 2015

Hotel Tonight Adapts To Meet 'Promise' Of Mobile Distribution

Since its launch in 2011, mobile app Hotel Tonight has come to epitomize the last-minute hotel booking space: a sleek presentation of same-day deals for travelers seeking same-day bookings. The company in recent months has undergone some changes to increase its appeal to business travelers. Read More »
Posted February 5, 2015

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Posted January 27, 2015

Sabre's Pending Purchase? All Signs Point To Abacus

Sabre appears poised to take full ownership of Singapore-based distribution system Abacus International by purchasing from a group of airlines the 65 percent stake it doesn't yet hold, according to several sources. Read More »
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Posted January 26, 2015

Sabre Tips 'Possible' Acquisition, Shows 2014 Share Gains In EMEA

Sabre indicated "it is possible that it will enter into an agreement in the first quarter of 2015 for a proposed acquisition within the Travel Network business segment," its business line that includes Sabre's global distribution system, the GetThere booking tool and other assets. Read More »
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Posted January 21, 2015

New Travelport Division Aims To Attract More Direct Corporate Business

Travelport last month announced it formed a new Corporate Incubation unit that will develop products and strategies to attract more direct corporate business. Read More »
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Posted January 20, 2015
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INTERVIEW: Concur CEO Steve Singh

Concur CEO Steve Singh recently spoke with The Beat's JoAnn DeLuna to discuss the impact the SAP acquisition will have on Concur's organizational structure, international growth, headcount and customers. Read More »
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Posted January 16, 2015

Mega Client Win Overshadows Radius' Loss Of TBiz

Travel management company network Radius Travel claimed that new business won by its central sales organization grew 72 percent in 2014 from $275 million to $465 million. Almost all of that increase was accounted for by the winning of the global account of Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk with an annual spend of $185 million. Read More »
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Posted January 6, 2015

Travelport: Airline Ancillary Agreements 'Going Gangbusters,' But Transactions Need Work

Travelport is "going gangbusters" on signing deals with airlines to expand access to non-fare content, vice president and general manager of U.S. and Canada Scott Hyden said last month, but impediments persist in converting that progress to optimal ancillary transaction volumes. Read More »
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