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 »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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 »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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 »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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 »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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 »
Posted by: Chris Davis | More by Chris Davis
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

TravelpoolEurope Sues SAS Over Bulk Claims For Flight-Delay Compensation

Copenhagen - Denmark-based travel buying consortium TravelpoolEurope has sued SAS for refusing to accept a bulk claim for compensation for flight delays and cancellations. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted October 22, 2014

Corporate Clients And TMCs Can 'Suppress' Delta's Restrictive Basic Fare

Corporate travelers conditioned by lowest-logical-airfare policies may very well be enticed to select Basic Economy—Delta's cheapest—when presented in search results. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 20, 2014
Gordon Wilson

INTERVIEW: Travelport's Gordon Wilson, Part 1

New Orleans - Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson took the stage at The Beat Live here this month for a one-to-one interview with contributing editor Amon Cohen. Published here, the first installment of the edited transcript. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted October 17, 2014

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of The Tech User Experience

During a panel discussion in New Orleans at The Beat Live conference this month, examples of the good, bad and ugly of user interfaces and experiences were on display. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
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