Posted September 13, 2013

Travelport To Start Hosting Japanese GDS Axess Oct. 1

Axess International Network, the Japanese global distribution system owned by Japan Airlines parent JAL Group, on Oct. 1 will begin cutting over to Travelport's platform. Claiming to account for 40 percent of tickets processed through the Japanese Billing and Settlement Plan, Axess will be hosted as a partition of Travelport's GDS in its Atlanta data center. The companies claimed that the migration plan laid out following the April 2012 partnership announcement is on schedule. Read More »
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Posted September 10, 2013

Radius Claims Tripling Of Centrally Sourced Business Since 2010

Radius' transaction volume from centrally sourced contracts has tripled since 2010, the agency network reported this week. The increase up until last year had been most apparent through client wins in the United States and throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In the latter part of last year and into 2013, Radius has seen growth coming out of Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Read More »
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Posted September 3, 2013

Concur Claims More Than 100 Open-Booking Clients

Concur president and COO Rajeev Singh last week told The Beat that customer adoption of TripLink—the new name for the company's suite of services that combines the original "Open Booking product" and recently acquired TripLink technology from GDSX—"is in the triple digits." Read More »
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Posted August 29, 2013

Despite Softening Economy, Business Looking Up Down Under

A few days after travel heavyweight Flight Centre reported record earnings supported by growing corporate travel operations, fellow Australia travel company Corporate Travel Management announced its own set of improving financial metrics. Read More »
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Posted August 27, 2013

U.S. Corporate Travel Supports Flight Centre's Record Results

Australian travel conglomerate Flight Centre reported "record" results for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, including record earnings before interest and tax in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Greater China. Its U.S. corporate travel business in particular has been expanding rapidly and is set for additional growth. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013
Gloria Bohan

INTERVIEW: Omega World Travel CEO Gloria Bohan

Omega World Travel CEO Gloria Bohan discusses ETS2 progress, the open booking concept and travel technologies. Read More »
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Posted August 15, 2013

Tom Klein To Succeed Gilliland As Sabre CEO

Sabre Holdings on Thursday announced that president Tom Klein would succeed Sam Gilliand as CEO. Klein also will retain his duties as president, which he assumed in 2010, while Gilliland continues to serve on Sabre's board. Klein has been with Sabre for more than 20 years. Read More »
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Posted August 12, 2013

Short's Acquires ProcureApp Technology

Short's Travel Management on Aug. 1 acquired from ProcureApp "the exclusive rights" to technology supporting the FindIt application. Initially known as BookIt, FindIt allows travelers to search on consumer sites for travel options, choose an itinerary and send it to the travel management company for booking. FindIt can apply traveler profile info, travel policy parameters and any negotiated discounts to which the traveler may be entitled as it searches for potentially more favorable options. Read More »
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Posted August 8, 2013

Travelport Gains On Hospitality, Payments

Travelport reported some improved financial metrics for its second quarter, driven partly by growth in its payments and hospitality lines of business. Revenue per available segment, a key Travelport indicator, increased for a ninth consecutive quarter. Read More »
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Posted May 31, 2013

TMC Execs Discuss Mobile Development Priorities

With a bit of experience to lean on and client feedback to digest, some corporate TMCs now are planning the next batch of mobile capabilities. Executives at three corporate TMCs discuss their plans. Read More »
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