Posted April 6, 2017
John Snyder

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel CEO John Snyder

Last year, BCD Travel commenced a plan to grow earnings by 35 percent over three years. As CEO John Snyder sees it, such growth is essential to reinvesting in the business. Achieving growth targets requires strong sales, high client retention and most likely more acquisitions. Snyder discussed the company's strategic direction, corporate travel distribution, mobile technology and BCD's growing role in hotel sales. Read More »
Posted April 3, 2017

Radius Enlists Leisure-Focused mTrip For Multinational App Development

Global travel management company network Radius Travel has signed a partnership with Montreal-based mobile services provider mTrip to build an app for multinational clients of Radius. Read More »
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Posted March 28, 2017

Travelport Preps 'Shrink-Wrapped' Mobile Tech For Agencies

Travelport this summer plans to release a more "genericized" mobile offering for "second-tier travel agencies," based on mobile technology the company picked up in its 2015 acquisition of Dublin-based Mobile Travel Technologies, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson said. Read More »
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Posted February 3, 2017
Mike Atherton

INTERVIEW: Mantic Point CEO Mike Atherton

Mantic Point CEO Mike Atherton caught up to talk about traveler engagement and trends in mobile travel technology. Read More »
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Posted June 10, 2016

BCD Works On In-Trip Mobile Merchandizing

BCD Travel plans to roll out a merchandizing platform this year to support sales of in-trip services to travelers on their mobile devices, executive vice president of global supplier relations and strategic sourcing Rose Collazo Stratford said during a Travelport customer conference in Miami this week. BCD's mobile system is powered by Travelport-owned Mobile Travel Technologies. Read More »
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Posted March 9, 2016

Executive Travel Plans Bespoke, Branded Mobile Apps For Each Client

In November, Nebraska-based travel management company Executive Travel placed its first mobile application, Executive Travel On The Go, in Apple and Google app stores. Going forward, however, each of the TMC's corporate clients may come to know it as something different: The agency's mobile strategy lets each client customize the branding and features of the app. Read More »
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Posted February 10, 2016

Travel Leaders Corporate Prioritizes Mobile Communications Over Apps

Travel Leaders Corporate has abandoned Beacon, its mobile application for trip-disruption management, in favor of a homegrown communications platform. Dubbed Travel Wire, that system is now the centerpiece of the travel management company's mobile strategy. Read More »
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Posted December 18, 2015

Hotel Selling Is A Focus In BCD's Next Mobile Release

"Mobile is the future of our business." The statement could have been uttered by just about anyone in corporate travel, but it was BCD Travel CEO John Snyder who made the remark yesterday during a Travelport investor conference in New York City. There, he highlighted some coming enhancements for the agency's TripSource mobile application, including hotel sales and third-party itinerary capture. Read More »
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Posted October 15, 2015

TMCs, Technologists Grapple With Mobile Future

Arlington, Va. – Four C-level executives in corporate travel bestrode the stage at The Beat Live conference here last month to discuss corporate mobile solutions—and promptly contested what should be included on a travel app today, what should go on it tomorrow and where clients should source mobile applications. Read More »
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Posted October 8, 2015
John Snyder

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel CEO John Snyder

Arlington, Va. – Since becoming president and CEO of BCD Travel last year, 20-plus-year company vet John Snyder has overseen the mega travel management company's strategic, commercial, financial and operational direction. Last week, he sat down with David Meyer, editorial director of The BTN Group, which publishes The Beat, at The Beat Live conference here to address consolidation, client pricing, the competitive set, Lufthansa and technology investment strategy. A condensed and edited transcript of that on-stage interview follows. Read More »
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