Posted February 8, 2011

LETTERS

Regarding electronic itinerary sharing, touched upon in our Jan. 31 article, "Travel Buyer Poll: Half Exploring Mobile Options; One-Third Examining Social Media Tools" ...

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Posted February 3, 2011 - Paris

KDS Unveils New Data, Mobile Products

Paris-based booking and expense management tool provider KDS on Tuesday revealed a new data dashboard which will help corporations track strategic travel key performance indicators and automatically generate suggested remedies if targets look set to Read More »
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Posted January 31, 2011

Travel Buyer Poll: Half Exploring Mobile Options; One-Third Examining Social Media Tools

Forty-five percent of travel buyers polled last week said they were researching options for providing mobile travel management programs, while 19 percent already have such systems and 6 percent plan later this year to explore the area. Thirty percent of respondents to the poll of 105 travel buyers said they have no such plans.

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Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted January 13, 2011

Concur To Acquire TripIt

Concur last spring raised $250 million, partly for strategic acquisitions. Today, the company announced it was deploying some of that cash as part of an $82 million deal to acquire TripIt. With Concur stock and additional considerations that could increase its total monetary value to $120 million, the acquisition is expected to close by mid-February.

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Posted November 12, 2010 - Lombard, IL

Concur Plots Growth Through APIs And Mobile Development

Concur by March plans to release a new version of its Concur Connect, designed to open the technology through application programming interfaces, development tools and cloud-based services, executives said this week Read More »
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 November 3, 2010 - Danbury, Conn.

Immobile: Many Travel Programs Lack Control Over Devices, Apps

In corporate travel, many of the technologies and services used by travelers are closely managed by their companies, but mobile devices and apps seem to represent a gaping hole. Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2010

Locations & Beyond Summit 2010

Earlier this month I attended the Locations & Beyond Summit 2010 in San Fransisco. The Summit coincided with the CTIA Enterprise and Applications Fall conference and thus the sessions attracted speakers from all major wireless companies and software companies that support the wireless ecosystem. The workshop began with a keynote address from Rob Carter CIO of FedEx Corporation. Rob spoke about how FedEx pioneered the use of location tracking as a core way to improve the package delivery proc Read More »
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Posted September 23, 2010 - New York City

New Mobile Apps Enable Corporate Hotel Rate Bookings

Adding to their mobile-enabled Web sites, some global hotel chains are developing downloadable mobile applications capable of booking corporate negotiated rates. According to several hotel companies, the apps allow travelers to enter their companies' hotel rate access codes or account numbers, granting access to preferred pricing.

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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 by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
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