Posted July 31, 2014

Concur Not Neglecting Traditional OBT Amid TripLink Development

Los Angeles - Concur used the occasion of this week's Global Business Travel Association conference here to discuss the latest developments for its TripLink open booking service, including Starwood's activation and plans to bring Airbnb into the fold by this fall. Read More »
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Posted July 22, 2014

AmTrav Claims 'Paid Seats' Booking Advantage For Its OBT

AmTrav claims its corporate self-booking tool is the first to support sales of both Delta's and United's premium-economy seats. Read More »
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Posted July 17, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Jacques On Concur; CWT's Mobile Strategy; Direct Travel's GDS Plans

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted July 11, 2014

United's Slater: TripLink Move About Revenue, Not Costs

United Airlines' decision to participate in Concur's TripLink open-booking service stemmed primarily from customer requests and provides the airline opportunities to better market ancillary products to United loyalists, according to John Slater, the carrier's vice president of sales. Read More »
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Posted July 10, 2014

Concur (Finally) Adds An Airline To TripLink

Concur on Thursday announced that it has partnered with United Airlines to facilitate direct bookings via the TripLink open-booking platform. Read More »
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Posted July 9, 2014

Serko Finds Wider Appeal For 'Mass-Booking' Function

Serko has been busy. The New Zealand-based corporate travel and expense system provider has claimed serious inroads in the Asia/Pacific region and a slowly growing global presence via an alliance with nuTravel and KDS. Read More »
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Posted July 1, 2014

ECommission Solutions Next Out With New BI Platform

Commission recovery and reconciliation specialist eCommission Solutions is joining a growing list of travel industry firms launching business intelligence platforms. Read More »
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Posted June 26, 2014

Anderson: Carlson Deal To Acquire Rest Of CWT Won't Impact Client Pricing

The pending deal that gives Carlson Companies full ownership of Carlson Wagonlit Travel will have "no impact" on the latter's pricing, according to emailed comments to The Beat attributed to CWT president and CEO Doug Anderson. Read More »
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Posted June 26, 2014

Serko Secures U.S. Patent For NFC-Enabled Travel Expense Automation

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week granted to New Zealand-based Serko a patent for a travel expense system that uses mobile near-field communication automatically to carry out financial transactions, communicate with corporate enterprise resource planning systems and handle "associated expense management reconciliation," according to Serko. Read More »
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Posted June 16, 2014

Now Seen As a TMC Supplement, Rocketrip Integrating With Expense Systems

Although Rocketrip initially was positioned as an alternative to travel management companies, its early customers are using the new travel management and employee rewards platform in conjunction with their designated TMCs. Read More »
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