Posted June 18, 2013

BCD Plans To Keep Most TBiz Employees, Open New Call Center

More than 90 percent of the 250 Travelocity Business employees are expected to stay on as the company folds into BCD Travel as a separate division. BCD is planning to open within six months a contact center near San Antonio to house TBiz counselors currently working in a Travelocity facility. Read More »
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Posted June 18, 2013

BCD Acquired TBiz, Karmis Moves To Travelocity

BCD Travel has acquired Travelocity Business from Sabre, the companies announced Tuesday. In the works since at least February, when The Beat first reported Sabre's plans and Business Travel News hinted that BCD Travel was the buyer, the deal is seen as part of Sabre's run up to a public offering. Read More »
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Posted February 25, 2013

Sources: Sabre Selling Travelocity Business, Eyeing IPO

A Sabre press official declined to comment on information from multiple sources familiar with the company indicating Sabre is working to sell Travelocity Business as it prepares for a public offering later this year. Read More »
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Posted September 14, 2010 - New York City

Sabre Releases TripCase 2.0 With New Fee-Based Pro Version

Sabre has been advertising its TripCase mobile app for Android, Apple or BlackBerry as the "smartest free travel application in the world," but the company has released an apparently even smarter version, for a fee. TripCase Pro debuted Monday, at least via Apple's AppStore, if not also other app marketplaces, with a free trial ending Oct. 31 and thereafter a $9.99 per month or $69.99 annual price for those who opt in.

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Posted August 12, 2010 - Houston

TBiz Tests Ancillary Fee Reporting

Lacking better solutions for both booking and reporting airline add-on purchases, travel management suppliers continue to seek temporary fixes. Travelocity Business this week announced its own "first step" as it tests the use of algorithms and processes of elimination to mine card reports for ancillary charges.

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Posted November 12, 2009 - Chicago

TMCs Promote CTD Services

Tower Travel Management and Travelocity Business debuted new service packages for ARC-appointed Corporate Travel Departments during a CTD Association meeting here last week. Read More »
Posted September 8, 2009 - New York City

FEATURE: The TMC, What It Is And What It Does (Part I)

Big-name multinational travel management companies often have traditional or Internet credibility among customers and users, but not both. Read More »
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Posted January 12, 2009 - Danbury, Conn.

Survey: 'OTAs' Unable To Meet Many Firms' Needs

More than half of 50 travel managers surveyed by UBS last fall do not consider such online travel agencies as Egencia, Orbitz for Business and Travelocity Business as potential corporate travel partners for their firms. Read More »
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Posted July 28, 2008 - Los Angeles

Amex Building Online Network for Industry Professionals

American Express Business Travel in October will launch an online community for industry professionals. In an effort to "bring together travel managers and buyers, suppliers, industry thought leaders and others to share information and best practices," the site will offer content from guest contributors, Amex itself and monthly contributions from the National Business Travel Association.

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Posted April 22, 2008 - Danbury, Conn.

Discovering Green Tech Features

Discovery Communications is one of the first GetThere clients to use the online booking tool provider's environmental awareness components. The media company is highlighting at the point of sale the hotels it deems as "green," sending various messages to travelers about lower-impact travel options and collecting carbon emissions data.

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