Posted March 5, 2010

TMC Spills Beans On TripIt, Which Counts Its Beans

When I asked TripIt execs last summer what kind of volume discounts their travel management company partners can offer clients on the Pro version of the company's itinerary solution, they didn't say. But according to Salt Lake City-based TMC Christopherson Andavo's blog: "We can get you a huge discount on your TripIt Pro annual rate (huge = almost half off)." The hottest tech story in corporate travel right now is the race to one-up traditional emailed itineraries with robust, interactive applic Read More »
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Posted January 29, 2010 - New York City

Farelogix To Announce Mobile Air Merchandising Through Mobiata

Farelogix and Mobiata plan next week to announce airline merchandising on mobile devices, according to officials with both companies. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted January 7, 2010

What's Influencing Your Travel Management Program Most in 2010?

In preparing for Content Solutions' upcoming webinar, 10 Top Travel Management Tactics for 2010, I surveyed registrants as they signed up to find out what trends, tools and technologies they expect will influence their travel management programs most in 2010. My technology limited me to seven choices (including "other"), but here is what I have learned so far from our current 276 registrants. Read More »
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Posted December 16, 2009 - Miami

TripIt Mobilizing For Merchandizing

One of TripIt's top priorities for 2010 is figuring out how to be a front end for merchandizing, said co-founder Gregg Brockway last week during a press conference here at which Farelogix introduced TripIt as a key partner for its new Sprk agent desktop solution.

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Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted November 10, 2009

Why Employee Mobility Matters (More Than Ever)

Most companies are talking about the need for change based on external conditions, yet they are not changing fast enough to address gaps and capitalize on opportunities.  Investing in effective employee mobility programs can show a wonderful return.  Read More »

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Posted October 7, 2009

Excerpts From Gregg Brockway's The Beat Live Keynote, With Q&A

The Beat readers voted for TripIt cofounder and president Gregg Brockway to present his views on current and future travel technologies as a keynote presentation at The Beat Live in Austin Sept. 23. An excerpt of Brockway's presentation follows and his presentation deck can be found here.

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Posted October 7, 2009 - Austin, Texas

Converging Technology Confronts Control Freaks

"This is a very bad time for control freaks. We're used to being in control. What we need to do is become very good influencers and let go of that need to always be in control," Pegasus Solutions chief marketing officer Ric Leutwyler told The Beat Live audience here last month.

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Posted July 17, 2009 - New York City

TECH: 'Jury Still Out' On Mobile Apps Vs. Mobile Sites, Says Amadeus Exec

Many say the app store concept has ushered in a new era for mobile device software, but the debate about whether it will be the death of mobile-enabled Web sites isn't over.

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Posted June 23, 2009 - New York City

WRAP, Part Two: InterContinental, Marriott On Distribution Technology

InterContinental Hotels Group is testing an application for Apple's iPhone while Marriott International is continuing a device-neutral mobile strategy as both grapple with fast-changing social and wireless platforms. Executives from the two companies Read More »
Posted June 5, 2009

On iPhone App Store

Regarding "TECH: Mobile Is Here And It's Called iPhone App Store," I disagree on this one. The iPhone is a great personal device. I carry one. However it is not for managed travel. Ask any IT organization and they are adamant about staying away from iPhones at the enterprise level. An iPhone does not offer the security that BlackBerry does and because of that BlackBerry will remain the leader in the corporate market. Managed travel with the iPhone is never going to catch up as long as IT organi Read More »
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