Posted April 17, 2012

AA, Sabre Fail To Solve Legal Disputes Through Mediation Thus Far

Attempts between American Airlines and Sabre to settle their legal differences out of court through mediation "have failed to produce an agreement," according to an AA spokesman. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted April 13, 2012
Mike Boult

INTERVIEW: Lanyon Chief Commercial Officer Mike Boult

Lanyon recently received a patent on its process for auditing hotel rates and availability, approved without restrictions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Lanyon chief commercial officer Mike Boult this week spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about why Lanyon sought the patent and what it intends to do now that it has been rewarded. Read More »
Posted April 11, 2012
Russell Howell

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel EVP Russell Howell

The Beat founder Jay Campbell last week spoke with new BCD Travel executive vice president for global technology Russell Howell, who joined the company last month after seven years at American Express, most recently as vice president for global travel technologies. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 10, 2012

Travelport's Hosting Commitment And Other Tidbits

In addition to claiming U.S. marketshare gains, revealing slower agent incentive growth and commenting on business travel demand, Travelport executives last month as part of the company's latest earnings update reaffirmed commitment to the airline IT hosting business. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 9, 2012

Sabre Readies Virtual Meeting Booking Tech

Sabre Travel Network by June expects to launch its new virtual meetings distribution marketplace for corporate travelers and arrangers who use GetThere's newly released home page, 200,000 travel agents using Sabre Red and others via a website. Read More »
Posted April 6, 2012

Despite Setbacks, Amadeus One Endures

Amadeus One has had its ups and downs. A powerful concept that attracted plenty of interest, the "multi-GDS" agent platform has proven challenging to implement, with early adopters not quite where they wanted to be. Yet there are new boosters, and the original ones remain convinced of the product's promise. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 6, 2012

Expedia Spin-Off Targets Unmanaged Travelers With Post-Booking Hotel Rate Scrutiny

A new hotel booking tool launched last month monitors rates after reservations are made and rebooks should they drop. Read More »
Posted April 4, 2012 - Chicago

GetThere Releases New Interface

Sabre's GetThere last month released its first new user interface in four years. It is designed to make it easier and faster for travelers to use mobile, tablet or desktop devices to book travel and access Sabre Virtual Meetings and integrated expense tools, and for travel managers to reinforce preferred suppliers with targeted promotional advertising. Read More »
Posted April 3, 2012

Glitches Persist A Month After United's Res Switch

It's been a month since United Airlines cut over to Continental's passenger services system, and hold times to speak with airline agents are longer than normal, a handful of ancillary offerings remain unavailable for sale through the carrier's merged website and some other technical glitches persist. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted March 29, 2012

SAP Releases Cloud-Based Travel-Expense Version

SAP this month announced that its new cloud-based Travel OnDemand solution is available in the United States and Germany. The solution provides mobile and desktop access to expense reporting and travel bookings via SAP's GetThere partnership. Read More »
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