Posted October 12, 2016
Louise Miller

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel EVP Louise Miller

As executive vice president of global business solutions, Louise Miller leads global sales and marketing for mega travel management company BCD Travel. That role brings plenty of interactions with travel-buying organizations, especially large multinationals, that are looking to extend, expand or replace their corporate travel agency. Miller caught up with The Beat's Jay Boehmer to discuss bid activity, how M&A among the TMC client pool is prompting clients to review their TMC providers and other trends. Read More »
Posted November 6, 2015

Antitrust Review To Delay Close Of Amadeus-Navitaire Deal

Amadeus now expects its acquisition of Navitaire to close in the first quarter of 2016, slightly after its previous fourth-quarter projection, as the deal faces an antitrust review. Read More »
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Posted May 21, 2015

Watchdog Chides DHS For $4.3 million In Agent Booking Fees

A government watchdog report released publicly this week scolded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for excessive spending on offline travel transactions and inadequate management of the E-Gov Travel Service program. Read More »
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Posted March 19, 2015

'In Lockstep': US Airways Court Filings Allege Rampant GDS Collusion

Suggestions that the major global distribution systems have been engaged in illegal collusion have floated around for a while. There were references in the antitrust lawsuits American Airlines pursued against Sabre and Travelport and comments by airline representatives as the industry debated IATA's New Distribution Capability, not to mention the U.S. Department of Justice's seemingly dormant antitrust probe. Read More »
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Posted February 25, 2015

Australia's Acquisitive CTM To 'Keep Buying Until We Die'

Australia's Corporate Travel Management this week told investors to expect further acquisitions in the U.S. market, or in the words of managing director Jamie Pherous, "We could keep buying until we die—and that's our plan." Read More »
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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 18, 2015

Sabre's 'Soft' Quarter For GDS Business Should Make Way For 2015 Gains

Sabre Travel Network's fourth-quarter revenue declined modestly year over year, but that was more than offset by gains in the firm's growing Airline and Hospitality Solutions business, according to financial results released Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted February 12, 2015

Why TMCs Need a Dramatically Different Sales Approach

Ever notice how travel management companies (TMCs) have a hard time selling their value? TMCs compete on the wrong metric, and they sell to the wrong people. 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 2, 2015

TripBam Gets Some Competition With Yapta's RoomIQ

Yapta, which has built its business on securing post-booking airfare savings for corporations, has now deployed its companion tool for hotel rates. Read More »
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