Posted February 12, 2009
Posted November 14, 2008

On Farelogix's Open Source Point Of Sale

Re: TECH: Farelogix To Offer 'Open Source' Point Of Sale

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Posted November 3, 2008

'Not There Yet' On People Cuts, Expedia Developing New Agent Desktop

American Express, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel all have recently announced personnel cost-saving initiatives. Speaking last week with analysts during the company's third-quarter earnings conference call, Expedia executives said they haven't gone that far just yet. "The first area that we’re looking at and we think the biggest area of opportunity for us is in the non-people cost," said CEO and president Dara Khosrowshahi. "It’s in the variable costs, etc. I think it’s really important Read More »
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Posted November 3, 2008

CWT, Tech Vendor Settle Dispute

The lawsuit between Actuate and Carlson Wagonlit Travel has ended in a settlement, and a CWT spokesperson indicated that Actuate will continue as a technology vendor for CWT.

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Posted September 3, 2008

Concurring With easyJet

EasyJet's newly reduced fee for bookings through Amadeus and Galileo is enticing Concur to book the British carrier through the global distribution systems. Concur executive vice president Tom DePasquale, who in March said Concur rejected the previously higher price, on Tuesday asked his development team to link Concur's Cliqbook to those GDSs for easyJet bookings after easyJet on Monday announced a cut in its point-of-sale fee to £3.30 (€4) per segment from "up to £5 (€ Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2008

Hackers, Privacy Invasion And The Russian Mafia: Best Western Denies Security Compromise

Scotland's The Sunday Herald reported that hackers tapped into Best Western's central reservation system, accessing “private information including home addressees, telephone numbers, credit card details and place of employment” of “every single customer who has booked into one of Best Western’s 1,312 continental hotels since 2007.”

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Posted August 15, 2008

TripIt Adds Sabre Solution, 'Personal Assistant' Theme

One announcement that nearly drowned in the swell of press releases flowing from the National Business Travel Association convention in Los Angeles last month was TripIt's statement that its itinerary sharing solution is now integrated with Sabre's VirtuallyThere--the same itinerary product, used by Sabre agencies, whose information Sabre in February said TripIt was "not authorized" to access. In April, though, Sabre announced participation in a $5 million investment in TripIt.

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Posted August 13, 2008
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Posted July 11, 2008

Dopplr Adds Email Itinerary Service; TripIt Adds to Itineraries

Online trip sharing service Dopplr has added a TripIt-style email itinerary aggregation service. According to Gregg Brockway, president of TripIt--which in April secured $5.1 million in added financing from three parties including Sabre Holdings--the Dopplr move "further validates TripIt’s approach. The more companies there are helping to explain how email can unlock value, the easier it is for travelers to understand the power of Read More »
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Posted July 10, 2008

Apple Makes it Easier and Harder to Work at the Same Time

I've been a total Apple geek for more than 20 years. So it was with all my strength and might that I attempted to do my job today despite the release of hundreds of new applications for the iPhone, which I bought on the day it was released last year for full price. (I have no regrets despite the price cut that followed.) Those of you who use BlackBerries know what it does for your productivity. Read More »
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