Posted July 27, 2017

Agency Automation Provider Tramada Lands Tower Travel In U.S. Push

Illinois-based travel management company Tower Travel is rolling out cloud-based technology from agency automation firm Tramada Systems to support multi-GDS profile management and travel accounting. Read More »
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Posted July 26, 2017

Frosch Execs Launch Separate Mobile Tech Business For TMCs

A couple Frosch executives co-founded a startup that provides mobile itinerary management technology for travel management companies to support travelers in-trip whether they transact with the agency or book off channel. Read More »
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Posted July 17, 2017

And The First NDC-Certified TMC Is … W Travel

New York-based W Travel this month staked its claim as the first corporate travel management company to achieve New Distribution Capability certification from the International Air Transport Association. Read More »
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Posted July 13, 2017

LETTERS: ATPCO, BCD Travel And Pass Consulting Write In

ATPCO product strategy manager 
David Smith and Pass Consulting Group CEO Michael Strauss separately submit letters about the complexities of airline content aggregation. BCD Travel execs share thoughts on the Sabre Synxis breach. Read More »
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Posted July 11, 2017
Mike Kubasik

INTERVIEW: Travel And Transport Chief Information Officer Mike Kubasik

Travel and Transport chief information officer Mike Kubasik spoke with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer about mobile strategy, its mobile patent and API connectivity with travel suppliers through the Dash Mobile app. An edited transcript follows. Read More »
Posted July 6, 2017

Casto Bets On Subscription Pricing, Bot Interactions For Traveler-Centric Proposition

Casto Travel CEO Marc Casto is over the transaction-based model that has dominated travel management company pricing for so long. Like a few other advocates for a shift, including AmTrav Corporate Travel and Executive Travel, he is attracted to a per-traveler, per-month "membership" model. Read More »
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Posted June 30, 2017

TMCs Weigh Options On American's Distribution Model

Travel management companies are assessing American Airlines' proposal to pay agencies $2 per segment for transactions processed through its Farelogix-powered New Distribution Capability pipe. While the incentive amount from American is clear, the cost and effort agencies would shoulder to facilitate NDC connections is anything but. Read More »
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Posted June 29, 2017

Sabre Opens API Access For Sabre Red; GetThere And TripCase To Follow

Sabre is opening developer access to the application programming interfaces that underlie its Sabre Red Workspace agent desktop. This will let third-party developers and Sabre subscribers customize its off-the-shelf desktop or create their own agent desktops. Sabre plans to take a similar approach with its TripCase itinerary management mobile app and GetThere corporate booking tool, though those time lines are not yet firm. Read More »
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Posted June 16, 2017

Rate Re-Shoppers Aren't Sweating Marriott's Stricter Cancellation Policy

Marriott International confirmed it has revised its standard cancellation policy this week in the Americas region. Read More »
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Posted June 14, 2017

Upside Isn't For Managed Corporate Travel, Until It Is

Priceline founder Jay Walker's travel startup Upside serves the unmanaged travel segment. The company sells travel packages and positions a rewards scheme directly to end users. It is intended for neither the enterprise nor the managed travel segment—not yet. Read More »
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