Posted February 8, 2018

CWT Nabs Travelport's Hyden, Adding More Exec Power To RoomIt Business

Travelport veteran Scott Hyden is departing the global distribution system operator to join Carlson Wagonlit Travel's nascent RoomIt division next week. Travelport confirmed his departure, and CWT confirmed his arrival. Read More »
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Posted February 6, 2018
Rhonda Crawford

INTERVIEW: Delta Air Lines Distribution Executives

Delta Air Lines stressed that it wants to ensure consistency, transparency and choice across all distribution touch points. VP of global distribution and digital strategy Rhonda Crawford and managing director of global distribution strategy Jeff Lobl caught up with The Beat. Read More »
Posted February 6, 2018

BCD Travel Launches Third-Party Tech Marketplace For Clients

BCD Travel today is opening a marketplace of authorized third-party technology and service providers that will help corporate clients discover and more quickly implement solutions into their programs, the travel management company announced Tuesday. Read More »
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Posted February 1, 2018

ATPCO Buys Routehappy, Its First-Ever Acquisition

ATPCO made its first acquisition in 53 years of operations with the purchase of Routehappy, a specialist in airline rich content, the fare-filing firm announced Thursday. Read More »
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Posted January 31, 2018

With A Big Idea And A White Paper, Winding Tree Looks To Raise Millions In Coin Offering

Through an initial coin offering that kicks off Thursday, blockchain-based distribution startup Winding Tree hopes to raise $10 million to develop a decentralized and open platform for transacting air, hotel and other travel components. Read More »
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Posted January 30, 2018

Amex Acquires Chat Startup Mezi, Which Declares Commitment To Current TMC Clients

American Express announced Tuesday that it has acquired Mezi, a mobile travel concierge and chat-assisted booking application that won a few travel management company clients last year. Read More »
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Posted January 25, 2018
Pat Pacious

INTERVIEW: Choice Hotels CEO Pat Pacious

Hotel central reservations systems, or global reservations systems, are having a moment. Major hotel companies are doing away with their legacy infrastructure and adopting cloud-based systems in order to improve capabilities around data, machine learning and distribution. But while the impending CRS launches are typically being developed by third parties, Choice Hotels has gone a different route and fully deployed its own system built in-house, ChoiceEdge. The Beat contributor Julie Sickel spoke this week with Choice president and CEO Pat Pacious. Read More »
Posted January 23, 2018

Rosewood Hotels Flags 'Security Issue At Sabre' In Newly Revealed Data Breach

Rosewood Hotel Group attributed a data breach that compromised guest reservations and payment data at 16 of its hotels to a "security issue at Sabre," according to a disclosure by the hotel group Monday. Read More »
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Posted January 18, 2018

IATA One Order 101: What It Is And What It Means For Travel Distribution

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability may appear to be the great disruptor sweeping through travel distribution, but arguably an even larger revolution is following. IATA's One Order initiative aims to digitize order management in the same way NDC has digitized offer management. Read More »
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Posted January 17, 2018

Short's Travel Launches Ground Transportation Management Division

Short's Travel Management this month launched a dedicated ground transportation division that specializes in bus charters. Read More »
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