Posted August 24, 2016

As CTDs Spread, Opportunities (And Challenges) Increase

ARC's Corporate Travel Department accreditation is nearing its second decade of existence, and the number of CTDs still is increasing steadily. But buyers from these companies face a gauntlet of industry changes perhaps more complex than ever before, from the continual and sometimes rapid change in distribution and technological development to difficulties in finding the personnel to sufficiently staff the operation. Read More »
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Posted August 31, 2015

Up In Smoke: eCommission Solutions, Estranged Partner Tangle In Court After Office Fire

A February 2014 fire that tore through an Alpharetta, Ga., office building not only destroyed the headquarters of hotel commission-collection technology provider CTS Systems but also helped torch its relationship with technology firm eCommission Solutions. Now, a U.S. district court is sifting through the embers. Read More »
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Posted May 15, 2015

An Editorial Change At The BTN Group

It's with many mixed emotions and after much careful consideration that I announce this is my last day as editor-in-chief of The BTN Group. Read More »
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Posted November 3, 2014

CWT's Anderson: As Industry Tech Advances, Customer Service Must Too

New Orleans - Kicking off The Beat Live conference here last month, keynote speaker Doug Anderson, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, called himself "energized" by his travel management company's recent commitment to taking greater ownership of its technology. Read More »
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Posted October 7, 2014

Concur Messaging Broadens Offering Beyond Travelers

Moving away from the notion of "traveler tracking," Concur Messaging in late September unveiled technology enhancements that allow users to locate and send messages to all company employees, whether they are on the road or in their everyday office. Read More »
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Posted September 25, 2014

Travelport IPO Priced At High End Of Range, Trading Begins

Travelport on Wednesday priced its initial public offering of 30 million shares at $16 per share, at the high end of the expected $14-to-$16 price range the company announced earlier this month. Read More »
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Posted September 12, 2014

Travelport Prices IPO, Details Sale Of Orbitz Stake

Travelport late Thursday announced it would offer up to 30 million shares in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange with an estimated price range of $14 to $16 per share, which would raise up to $480 million. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2014

PwC Cancels Whisk Ground Transportation App Pilot Program

PricewaterhouseCoopers this week discontinued a pilot program with mobile ground transport tech platform Whisk, according to an internal memo from the firm's U.S. travel department sent to employees and obtained by The Beat Read More »
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Posted May 21, 2014

DOT Tentatively OKs IATA's New Distribution Capability

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday tentatively approved the International Air Transport Association's proposed New Distribution Capability data transmission standard, while adding what it called "several safeguards specifically designed to protect privacy, ensure competition and consumer choice." Read More »
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Posted June 20, 2011

SignUp4 Plans Worktopia Integration

Worktopia late last month ended a six-year run as an independent meetings technology company without its meetings space booking capability achieving a critical mass of hotel acceptance. Read More »
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