Posted May 31, 2018
Darrin Grafton

INTERVIEW: Serko CEO Darrin Grafton

This month, New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech company Serko announced its first-ever annual profit, for its fiscal year ending in March, and achieved Level 3 status as a seller in the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability program. CEO Darrin Grafton caught up with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer. Read More »
Posted May 23, 2018

Qantas Lines Up Travelport, CTM And Serko For NDC Connections

Qantas this week announced that a few partners have agreed to access content through its new Farelogix-powered application programming interface that is based on the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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 »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 16, 2017

T&E Tech Provider Serko Sets Up Shop In The U.S.

New Zealand-based corporate T&E technology provider Serko is establishing North American operations and named former NuTravel executive Rich Miller to lead the charge as general manager of U.S. market sales. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 7, 2016

Serko Sees Early Interest In Integrated Small Business Offering, Plots Expansion

New Zealand-based corporate travel and expense technology provider Serko is reporting that its new Serko.travel platform has garnered early interest in launch markets Australia and New Zealand. CEO Darrin Grafton is plotting an expansion of the integrated travel management technology platform for small and midsize businesses to other markets, including the United States. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted July 1, 2015

Mundi Booking Trio Acting Like A Party Of Two As KDS Carves Own Path

In 2012, three regionally dispersed booking tool providers banded together to take on what they called the "global" competitive set. The Mundi Global Alliance—United States-based nuTravel, France's KDS and New Zealand's Serko—formed to share sales leads, provide multinational client support and integrate technology, data and content. Now, as KDS pursues its own path, especially in the United States, the alliance is acting more like a party of two, based on characterizations by nuTravel and Serko. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 26, 2015

Product Delays Cut Into Serko Revenue Targets

Serko experienced what CEO Darrin Grafton last week called an "extraordinary growth trajectory" during its fiscal year ending March 31. Yet, the delayed release of its mobile app, slower-than-expected expense system integration and a softening demand for custom-software development left the firm short of its revenue goals. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 1, 2015

Expedia Reports 'Very Good' Q1 Egencia Business, Eyes Corporate Acquisitions

Expedia-owned travel management company Egencia on Thursday reported first-quarter gross bookings rose 4 percent year over year to $1.36 billion, compared with a companywide growth rate of 19 percent. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted December 4, 2014

Serko 'Just The Beginning' Of Routehappy's Push Into Corporate Tools

Serko effective early next year will incorporate Routehappy flight ratings and amenity data in the booking path on its mobile app. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 24, 2014

Serko To Help NuTravel 'Jump-Start' Mobile Strategy

New Zealand-based travel and expense automation provider Serko this month issued a series of announcements about its forthcoming mobile app, including how it'll leverage near-field communication technology and be resold by U.S.-based partner nuTravel. Read More »
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