Posted May 31, 2016

Amadeus Gets Into White-Label Mobile App Development For Corporate Clients

The Boston Consulting Group is among "several" clients that have wrapped Amadeus-powered mobile features into a customized, corporate-branded native application for employee travelers, Amadeus head of mobile Michael Bayle said. Amadeus is working to sign more direct clients for its emerging corporate app-building business. Read More »
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Posted May 17, 2016

Like Others Before It, Concur Plans Microsoft Office Integration

Concur is working with Microsoft on a prototype to integrate travel and expense features into Office 365's Outlook calendar and email applications. The corporate booking integration is in the mold of similar concepts Microsoft has worked on with others, including Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted May 13, 2016

CheckMate Checks Out Of Free TMC Support, Losing Partners

After breaking into the corporate travel market last year through partnerships with more than a dozen travel management companies, CheckMate has shifted to an agency-pay model and lost the support of corporate agency partners. Read More »
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Posted May 5, 2016

As With BCD, Travelport's MTT Powers Amex GBT's New Mobile App

Travelport's Mobile Travel Technologies division—which develops mobile applications for airlines, hotels and travel agencies—is behind American Express Global Business Travel's new mobile application, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson said Thursday. Read More »
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Posted May 3, 2016

Virgin Atlantic's Shift To Delta's Res System On Track, Other Partners Could Follow

Virgin Atlantic's migration from its current HP Shares reservations system to Delta Air Lines' in-house system is on track for a November cutover, Delta president Ed Bastian said. Read More »
Posted April 29, 2016

Orbitz For Business Boosts Egencia In First Quarter

Egencia's first-quarter gross bookings rose 21 percent year over year to $1.66 billion, parent company Expedia reported Thursday, an increase due in large part to the inclusion of Orbitz for Business results in Egencia's financial statements. Expedia acquired Orbitz Worldwide last year. Read More »
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Posted April 28, 2016

Sabre: GDS Share Gains, Leisure Growth Offset 'Muted' Corporate Travel

Signs of a corporate travel slowdown in the United States abound, and Sabre today confirmed a "muted" environment and flat booking growth for the business segment during the first quarter, according to executives. Read More »
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Posted April 21, 2016
John Rizzo

INTERVIEW: New Deem President John Rizzo

Last week, Deem confirmed the departure of founder and CEO Patrick Grady. A new injection of capital from PointGuard Ventures and Hony Capital and the installation of new leaders foretell yet another reinvention for the San Francisco-based provider of travel booking, expense and ground technologies. PointGuard Ventures managing director Krish Panu has assumed the role of chairman and CEO, and John Rizzo now leads day-to-day operations as president and COO. Rizzo spoke with The Beat's editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer about Deem's direction. Read More »
Posted April 15, 2016

ROUNDTABLE: Buyers Discuss Corporate Booking Tools

At The BTN Group's Tech Talk conference in Chicago late last month, Microsoft global travel and venue group lead Eric Bailey, Accenture managing director of global travel and events Mary Bastrentaz, Dart Container travel manager Cheryl Benjamin and Liberty Mutual Insurance senior category strategist for procurement and travel Michelle DeCosta discussed online booking systems. Read More »
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Posted April 14, 2016

Farelogix And Routehappy Team Up On Merchandizing

Farelogix and Routehappy are integrating their merchandizing systems, FLX Merchandise and Routehappy Hub, for joint airline customers. Executives called the platforms "complementary," as Routehappy's system enables product-content management while Farelogix lets airlines manage and deliver offers. Read More »
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