Posted May 3, 2012

Concur Raises Expectations After Strong Quarter

Following "exceptionally strong" March quarter results, Concur raised its near-term guidance for revenue, operating margin, earnings and cash flow, including an expectation for revenue growth of 25.5 percent in the current quarter. Concur on Wednesday reported March quarter revenue of $108.4 million, which at 28 percent higher than a year earlier represented the company's "highest year-over-year growth rate since the beginning of the recession," CFO Frank Pelzer told analysts during a conference call. Read More »
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Posted May 1, 2012

TripIt To Introduce Hotel Suggestions, Bookings

TripIt plans on Wednesday to launch a feature that suggests hotels to travelers after they book their flights and enables them to book rooms. Read More »
Posted May 1, 2012

Backlash Persists After IATA PaxIS Opt-Out Deadline Passes

This week's deadline for agencies in the European Union to opt out of having sales data identified through the International Air Transport Association's Passenger Intelligence Services data product has passed, but the backlash regarding the association's approach to securing agent buy-in for the program continues to simmer. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 1, 2012

World Travel Plans Mobile App

World Travel Inc. in Pennsylvania is aiming by August to release a mobile app that complements those provided by online booking tool partners. The company would become one of a very small number of TMCs to build its own app. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 30, 2012

NuTravel To Rebrand ResX

When nuTravel in November bought ResX from TRX for $3.5 million, the plan was to sunset the booking tool and move clients to nuTravel's CTS product. Then the customers had their say. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 26, 2012

Personalization Versus Surprise!

I attended the Innovation in Airline Distribution 2012 Conference right here in my home city of Miami. The conference organizers did an admirable job of pulling together a nice balance of the provocative and the educational. I, of course, was part of the educational track. Read More »
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Posted April 23, 2012

Travelport To Host Japanese GDS

Japanese distribution system Axess International Network struck a long-term deal with Travelport for hosting and other IT services. It also announced that Japan Airlines Co. acquired the 25 percent stake in Axess previously held by Sabre Holdings. Read More »
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Posted April 23, 2012

ConTgo Readies New Apps, Geo-Location Feature

Walking gently on data-privacy eggshells, mobile messaging and traveler assistance tech provider conTgo this week plans to launch a feature enabling companies and TMCs to geo-locate travelers in real time. New mobile apps, also, are coming soon. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted April 20, 2012

Amadeus Picks Up A Piece Of Southwest's Res Biz, 'Perhaps' More

Thursday's announcement that Southwest Airlines is contracting with Amadeus to put AirTran's international flights on the Altea reservations system beginning in 2014 is a big win for the Madrid-based tech provider. The far bigger opportunity, though, would be Southwest's domestic business, which is hosted by Sabre, and while the writing may appear to be on the wall, it's only in pencil. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer with reporting by Jay Campbell | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted April 17, 2012

TECH: SkyTeam Unfurls New Flyer Benefits From Central IT Platform

Now operating on a single core IT system, SkyTeam carriers are queuing up a variety of reciprocal products and services for frequent travelers. Among its projects in the works, SkyTeam is deploying technology to automate multi-carrier award bookings, ease airport connections among member airlines and ensure elite flyers gain lounge access and other priority treatment at airports. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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