Posted May 30, 2012

With 'Exponential' Growth, T&T Expands Scope Of Mobile App

Travel and Transport's mobile app is enjoying an average of more than 500 downloads a month, according to execs. In months with activity from large clients, the number of downloads can reach 5,000 or more. Pushed by one client that has 18,000 travelers, the travel management company next month is putting its app on Windows Mobile, which would join Android, BlackBerry and iOS as platforms on which the application runs natively. Read More »
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Posted May 25, 2012
David Cush

INTERVIEW: Virgin America CEO David Cush

Virgin America CEO David Cush discusses new res system, an easier booking process for travel agents and the carrier's sweet spot in the corporate market. Read More »
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Posted May 22, 2012

AA Ramps Up 'Personalization' In Selling And Tailoring Services

"My immediate thought was that it was either a promotion or a generic airfare sale email." That was the posting by one frequent flyer on a FlyerTalk message board, but, on closer examination, the email turned out to be more than a slice of spam. Rather, it extended to the American Airlines customer an offer for an itinerary previously searched on aa.com, but never booked. "Still looking for great prices from Chicago O'Hare, IL, to Los Angeles, CA?" the email asked. Read More »
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Posted May 21, 2012

IATA Reports EMD Progress

By the end of last month, 11 airlines actively were issuing live electronic miscellaneous documents to travel agents through global distribution systems, according to the International Air Transport Association. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen with reporting by Jay Campbell | More by Amon Cohen
Posted May 18, 2012

Concur To Clients: Let Travelers Book Where They Want, We'll Track It

Concur is initiating discussions with airlines to enable "open bookings" that would give corporate clients the ability to enforce policy, apply discounts and track transactions when travelers book on airline websites. Read More »
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Posted May 17, 2012

WorldMate API Attracts 50 Developers

More than 50 companies including FlightStats, ExpenseCloud and Short's Travel Management have licensed an application programming interface from WorldMate, according to the itinerary management provider. WorldMate automates the processing of confirmation emails from more than 1,300 travel intermediaries and suppliers. Read More »
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Posted May 16, 2012

KDS Helping Companies Embrace 'Maverick' Spending

Booking and expense tool provider KDS plans in the second half of 2012 to launch a tool for managing reservations by clients’ travelers, even if they book outside approved channels. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted May 16, 2012

AA: Direct Connect 'Progress Slow' With Corporate TMCs

When American Airlines in 2009 debuted on the public stage its direct connect strategy, director of merchandising strategy Cory Garner envisioned that by curtain call "100 percent of our indirect volume" would go through the technology. More than two-and-a-half years later, the carrier remains in the first act. Read More »
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Posted May 15, 2012

Developer Revealed As Travel Leaders Corporate App Launches

Canada-based agency automation provider MagnaTech this week claimed that about 200 agencies use its mobile trip recovery app, which has been downloaded nearly 2,000 times since January. Called SafeToGo, the product was private-labeled as Travel Leaders Corporate's Beacon app, which launched last month for iOS, later than originally planned. Beacon and SafeToGo also have Android and BlackBerry versions. Read More »
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Posted May 10, 2012

Travelport Claims Advancement In Revenue Diversification, Cost Control

Travelport executives reported flat March quarter agent incentive growth and "solid" 2 percent growth in average transaction processing revenue per segment, pointing to incremental success in the company's efforts to adjust the basic GDS business model. Read More »
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