Posted March 10, 2011

RIM Uses Travel Partners To Market BlackBerry Travel App, For Now

Research In Motion plans to leave the business-to-business marketing and sales of its BlackBerry Travel app to travel partners, although leveraging its enterprise sales partners to work directly with corporations is a possibility in the future, a RIM executive said Thursday. Research In Motion and WorldMate last month announced they had rebranded the WorldMate app for BlackBerry as BlackBerry Travel, and RIM noted several participants in its partner program including Hilton, United and Travelpo Read More »
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Posted November 11, 2010 - Danbury, Conn.

Continental Builds App (Mostly) Internally, Offers Reward Bookings

With the exception of an airport smart-mapping feature, Continental Airlines designed and built its new iOS app by itself. Read More »
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Posted August 13, 2010

Goodbye, Pocket Program

Jonas and I have a tradition every year at the National Business Travel Association convention of getting registered a few hours ahead of our networking responsibilities to leave enough time for recycling. All that crap. You know, in the bag. Then, we ask, what's that bag for? Anyway, this year NBTA deserves praise for not only cutting down on all the crap but also for giving us an app. Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2010 - Houston

Rearden Execs Taunt TripIt

TripIt and its ilk are Read More »
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Posted August 2, 2010 - New York City

AA Releases iPhone App, May Partner With ITA For Booking Service Including Corporate Rates

American Airlines last week released in Apple's store a free app co-designed by Media General subsidiary Blockdot that focuses on enhancing the traveler's "day-of-travel" experience. According to AA officials, the airline's smartphone strategy also includes merchandizing, social networking and a robust booking experience potentially powered by ITA Software.

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Posted March 11, 2010 - New York City

TMC Travizon Building Mobile Security App

Boston-area travel management company Travizon is allocating development resources for its own BlackBerry and iPhone mobile applications, including a "mini security" tool allowing travel managers to see where their travelers are and any alerts. The app would blend data from the Sabre Traveler Security and Data Suite with flight status and other information from FlightView, both of which Travizon already uses for desktop applications.

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