Posted July 23, 2014

BCD Travel On TMC Deconsolidation: 'If Anything, It's Going The Other Way'

Last month, The Beat reported an estimate from travel management company HRG that 30 percent of the global requests for proposals in which it participates end with clients making regional TMC selections instead. BCD Travel provided to The Beat figures to show the trend is moving in the opposite direction, toward global consolidation. Read More »
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Posted July 10, 2014

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Posted July 9, 2014

After Considering Amadeus And Sabre, Emirates Keeps Res System In-House

Emirates this week notified Amadeus that it will stick with its own in-house reservations system instead of contracting to use the Altea passenger services system. Read More »
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Posted July 9, 2014

Serko Finds Wider Appeal For 'Mass-Booking' Function

Serko has been busy. The New Zealand-based corporate travel and expense system provider has claimed serious inroads in the Asia/Pacific region and a slowly growing global presence via an alliance with nuTravel and KDS. Read More »
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Posted June 26, 2014

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Posted June 26, 2014

Serko Secures U.S. Patent For NFC-Enabled Travel Expense Automation

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week granted to New Zealand-based Serko a patent for a travel expense system that uses mobile near-field communication automatically to carry out financial transactions, communicate with corporate enterprise resource planning systems and handle "associated expense management reconciliation," according to Serko. Read More »
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Posted June 13, 2014

LETTER: A Distributed Managed-Travel Model Can Make Sense

Amon Cohen's recent article on the topic of regional versus global travel management company arrangements raised some eyebrows around the industry and promoted this letter from Business Travel Coalition founder and chairman Kevin Mitchell. Read More »
Posted June 12, 2014

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Posted June 9, 2014

Amex, Feds Submit Witness Lists Ahead Of Scheduled July Trial

American Express and the U.S. Department of Justice are gearing up for a July 7 trial date, which will see the former defend allegations that it violated federal antitrust laws. Read More »
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Posted June 6, 2014

TMC Services: From Regional To Global And Now Back Again

Prevailing orthodoxy dictates that global travel programs consolidate with global service providers, especially travel management companies. However, evidence suggests this to an extent may be changing. Hogg Robinson Group, for example, shared with The Beat its estimate that 30 percent of requests for proposals for global TMC services end instead with regional selections. Read More »
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