Posted February 20, 2014
Mike Kubasik

INTERVIEW: Travel And Transport CIO Mike Kubasik

Travel and Transport chief information officer Mike Kubasik speaks about mobile app development, Travel and Transport's renewed look at big data and other travel technology topics. Read More »
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Posted February 5, 2014

Loyalty Games: Big TMCs Beginning Implementation

Whether called gamification, employee recognition or loyalty, there's a wide spectrum of opinion on how best to encourage corporate travel behavior. American Express Business Travel, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Travel and Transport are among those agencies developing programs that let clients measure and reward employee booking choices, and each is jumping into loyalty from a different direction. Read More »
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Posted January 30, 2014

Concur Beats Expectations, Reports TripLink And ETS2 Progress

Concur on Wednesday reported another quarter of solid growth and progress on TripLink open booking services, travel management company integration and the second-generation E-Gov Travel Service travel management system. Read More »
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Posted January 29, 2014

TripLingo Completes Shift To Corporate Market

Language learning app TripLingo on Wednesday released the third version of its mobile app, an upgrade designed to appeal to enterprise corporate users, travel management companies and other "channel partners," according to founder and CEO Jesse Maddox. Read More »
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Posted January 28, 2014

BCD Travel Blends Internal And Third-Party Tech To Offer Airfare Monitoring For All Clients

Acknowledging that "too much noise in the system" from travelers looking to beat managed program rates can "erode confidence in your travel program," BCD Travel has blended some of its own new programming development with third-party tools to create a new post-ticketing airfare monitoring service. Read More »
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Posted January 27, 2014

Amadeus Progressing On Airline Ancillary Fulfillment Strategies

Amadeus this month reported progress for its ancillary services projects ongoing with American, United and Delta. Those XML-based connections aren't going to use the Electronic Miscellaneous Document standard, but several other airlines now are set up to do so, and for the first time can sell ancillary services to North American Amadeus subscribers. Read More »
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Posted January 27, 2014

Following US Airways Merger, AA Sticks With Sabre For Integrated Res System

Following its merger with US Airways, American Airlines on Monday announced its selection of Sabre to provide a reservations system for the combined carrier, as expected. Read More »
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Posted January 21, 2014

Sabre Finally Submits IPO Registration Statement

Sabre Corporation filed an S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a long-awaited initial public offering. The company indicated that it could raise up to $100 million, though that figure is noted as an "estimate solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee." Sabre has not yet determined how many shares it will sell, the per-share price range or the timing. Read More »
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Posted January 17, 2014

Amex, Four Hotel Companies On Fortune's 2014 Best Places To Work List

Fortune this week published its annual list of the best U.S. companies to work for, and again the only travel industry representatives are hotel companies and American Express. Read More »
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Posted January 17, 2014

Amex CFO: 'Material' Gain From Proposed Business Travel JV May Mean 'Elevated' Company Investments

American Express expects to realize an unspecified material gain when its proposed business travel joint venture closes, planned for the second quarter. But according to Amex CFO Jeff Campbell, finalizing the deal won't be easy. "The complexity of this is great," he said Thursday during a conference call with analysts. Read More »
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