Posted February 25, 2016

TMC Mobile Apps Hook Up With Uber

Major travel management companies Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Expedia's Egencia have incorporated Uber ride requests into their respective mobile apps. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 12, 2015
Greg O'Hara

INTERVIEW: Certares Founder, American Express GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara

Arlington, Va.—Last year, a group led by Certares and its founder, Greg O'Hara, invested $900 million in American Express Global Business Travel, establishing a 50-50 joint venture with American Express. Now, the longtime industry power broker is chairman of American Express Global Business Travel; sits on the board of Travel Leaders, in which Certares also has invested; and is looking far and wide for more places in travel and related sectors to inject capital. Previously chief investment officer of JPMorgan Chase's Special Investments Group and managing director of JPMorgan private equity arm, One Equity Partners, he has held executive roles at Worldspan and Sabre and has sat on the boards of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Travelport, Worldspan and others. O'Hara sat down with The Beat Editor-in-Chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live conference here last week for an on-stage interview. An edited transcript follows. Read More »
Posted December 16, 2014

Direct Travel Looks To Buy 'Another Four To Six' TMCs In 2015, Closes In On Volume Goal

Direct Travel CEO Ed Adams last week predicted "continued consolidation of TMCs," and like this year, his firm should play an active role in bringing the prophecy to fruition. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted October 30, 2014

Concur's Koetting, The TMC Of The Future And The Power Of 'And'

Voted by The Beat's readers to deliver the keynote speech at The Beat Live in New Orleans, Concur executive vice president of supplier and TMC services Mike Koetting shared his vision of the future travel management company. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted September 12, 2014

GUEST: AmTrav's Fichtelberg On TMC Pricing And Traveler Incentives

Craig Fichtelberg, co-founder and president of Chicago-area AmTrav, discusses the pitfalls of fee-based TMC pricing and the opportunities in switching to a subscription model. Read More »
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