Posted March 6, 2012

Sabre Red App Store Goes Live

Sabre Travel Network today will launch its Sabre Red App Centre including about 60 apps built by Sabre and one created by a third-party developer. Officials said more than 20 other developers are working with the related Software Developer Kit. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted February 27, 2012
Dave Zitur

INTERVIEW: Travel Leaders CIO Dave Zitur

The Beat founder Jay Campbell talks with new Travel Leaders CIO Dave Zitur. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted February 24, 2012

Amadeus Posts Record Results, Claims Further Marketshare Gains

Citing strong performance in both its distribution and IT solutions businesses, Amadeus reported "record" financial results for full-year 2011, including earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of €1.039 billion, the first time the company surpassed the billion-euro mark. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted February 14, 2012

COMMENT: Innovation, Utility Of Runzheimer's New Benchmarking Tool TBD

Runzheimer International this week announced it is developing a benchmarking tool that allows managed business travelers to compare Runzheimer's air, ground and lodging benchmarks in 200 U.S. and 100 foreign cities with rates from their chosen booking solutions, and virtually bank any savings they obtain once the trip is expensed. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted February 13, 2012

SmartTrip Delivers Shared Travel Savings – Bravo!

Travel managers have a powerful new tool to coax more savings from their travelers. Read More »
Posted February 10, 2012
Chris Patridge

INTERVIEW: BackBid Co-Founder Chris Patridge

BackBid co-founder and executive vice president of marketing Chris Patridge recently spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about the site's development, growth trajectory and implications for business travelers, including those in managed programs. Read More »
Posted February 9, 2012

Cathay Switching Res Systems This Weekend

Cathay Pacific this weekend plans to switch to the Amadeus Altea reservations systems from an in-house one built in the 1980s. Will its experience be smooth or bumpy? Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted February 8, 2012 - Los Angeles

Hotel CEOs Upbeat On Room Key Despite Its Late Arrival

Hotel company chief executives said they view the recently launched Roomkey.com booking site as a chance to regain control of their inventories, although a few around the industry questioned whether the effort might be too far behind the curve to be successful. Read More »
Posted February 7, 2012

Re: WSJ On The Coming Tech-led Boom

The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 30 published a great opinion piece called "The Coming Tech-led Boom," which outlined three fundamental shifts the writers believe will transform this century like electricity, telephony and mass production did the last one. Read More »
Posted by: Tom Wilkinson | More by Tom Wilkinson
Posted February 7, 2012

Managed Travel 2.0

Managed travel is experiencing a major shift. Thanks to technological innovation and competition, leisure travel offerings are in many cases outpacing those in corporate travel, especially when it comes to price and traveler experience. As a result, business travelers are questioning the value of managed travel services, while corporate leaders are questioning the value of policy-based programs. Read More »
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