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 »
Posted April 1, 2015

Mobile Hotel Check-In Platform CheckMate Expands TMC Reach Via Concur

CheckMate, which enables mobile hotel check-in and other interactions between hotels and travelers, is leveraging its relationship with investor and partner Concur to break into the corporate travel market. On Wednesday, CheckMate plans to announce relationships with several travel management companies, including Altour, Balboa Travel Management, BCD Travel, Corporate Travel Management and Gant Travel. Read More »
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Posted August 7, 2014

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Posted March 19, 2014

Lodging Industry Shifts Mobile Strategies Beyond Booking

Distribution via mobile channels has emerged as a key challenge for hotel companies, but managing the mobile realm has moved far beyond generating bookings. Read More »
Posted February 25, 2014
April Bridgeman

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel's April Bridgeman

BCD Travel senior vice president April Bridgeman, who also serves as managing director of the TMC's Advito consultancy, discusses the new TripSource mobile app. Read More »
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Posted January 29, 2014

TripLingo Completes Shift To Corporate Market

Language learning app TripLingo on Wednesday released the third version of its mobile app, an upgrade designed to appeal to enterprise corporate users, travel management companies and other "channel partners," according to founder and CEO Jesse Maddox. Read More »
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Posted September 24, 2013
Jared Simon

INTERVIEW: HotelTonight COO Jared Simon

Mobile booking app HotelTonight this month revealed that it has secured another $45 million in financing, bringing total funding to more than $80 million. COO Jared Simon spoke recently with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about strategy, mobile booking trends and the role of the corporate travel market in HotelTonight's growth. Read More »
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