Posted October 14, 2013 - Miami

The Buyer's Table, Part One: Assessing TMC Value

Industry veteran Maria Chevalier, Westinghouse Electric Co.'s Dan Cooper, Blackboard Inc.'s Valerie Fender and The Advisory Board Co.'s Steven Mandelbaum share differing sentiments about just how creative and integral TMCs are today. Read More »
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Posted October 9, 2013 - Miami
Mike Batt

INTERVIEW: Travel Leaders Group Co-Chairman Mike Batt

The Beat's Amon Cohen talks with Travel Leaders Group co-chairman Mike Batt about his company, prospects for the industry and the interesting position held by the other co-chairman, Greg O'Hara. Read More »
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Posted October 7, 2013 - Miami

Concur CEO Steve Singh: No Perfection Without Collaboration

Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh last week kicked off The Beat Live conference here with a keynote address, but no, he didn't harp on open booking. He did, however, focus on other Concur themes: an open platform, using data intelligently and what the company calls "the perfect trip." Read More »
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Posted October 4, 2013

The Beat Live 2013: Tom Ruesink's Keynote Presentation

Click the link below to see slides from Tom Ruesink's presentation at The Beat Live in Miami on Oct. 2. Tom, president of the Ruesink Consulting Group, won the Keynote Vote by pitching a presentation ... Read More »
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Posted October 3, 2013

THE BEAT SHEET: The Beat Live; IATA on ATPCo; Cornerstone on 'New' Agency Tech

The latest edition of The Beat Sheet, an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted October 1, 2013 - Miami

Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Does A Double-Double

The Beat here on Tuesday announced its sixth annual Readers' Choice Award winners, highlighted by Delta Air Lines for a second consecutive year winning both the Most Admired Airline award and the Supplier of the Year award. Read More »
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Posted September 23, 2013

The Beat Live 2013 Program

Click the link below to download a PDF of the complete program for The Beat Live in Miami, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Read More »
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Posted September 23, 2013

At The Beat Live, Buyers. Beware.

Buyers can be a demanding, outspoken bunch. That's been plainly evident during The Buyer's Table convened during The Beat Live in the previous two years. This year in Miami, our longtime contributor Amon Cohen will serve as moderator and attempt to wrangle four savvy travel buyers and discuss travel technology, TMCs and other pressing topics. Read More »
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Posted September 9, 2013

TMC Face Time At The Beat Live

If you read some press reports, travel agents are a dying breed, marginalized by new technologies. Many of our speakers would beg to differ, and instead insist that by using new technologies they are adding value. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Ron DiLeo, AirPlus International

Big Data. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. More data is created every year than in all of history before it. Ninety percent of the world's data has been created in the last two years. Most of it is unstructured and unmanaged. All industries will have to address the big data challenge: what do you do with it all? And, travel is one of the leading industries utilizing it. Read More »
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