Posted March 31, 2017

Amadeus Pushing Rail Merchant Model With Eye On Asia/Pacific Region

Amadeus is consolidating rail travel content via a new merchant model option for rail providers, a model the company expects could bring together the fragmented Asia/Pacific rail system. Read More »
Posted June 27, 2016

Southwest Will Begin Domestic Shift To New Passenger Services System This Year

Southwest Airlines will begin selling domestic tickets on its new Amadeus-based reservation system later this year, and daily operations will begin on the new system in the first half of 2017, executives said last week during the carrier's Investor Day. Read More »
Posted May 3, 2016

Virgin Atlantic's Shift To Delta's Res System On Track, Other Partners Could Follow

Virgin Atlantic's migration from its current HP Shares reservations system to Delta Air Lines' in-house system is on track for a November cutover, Delta president Ed Bastian said. Read More »
Posted March 24, 2016

Mozio Seeks to Deepen Corporate, Agency Partnerships

Airport ground transportation technology supplier Mozio is building more ties on the corporate travel side, particularly boosting its focus on its travel agency tool, according to founder and CEO David Litwak. Read More »
Posted September 22, 2015

With More Funding, Routehappy Works With Carriers On Content Marketing

Routehappy has secured an additional $3 million in funding to launch its Routehappy Hub for airlines and has named five of the 10 carriers with which it is creating content. Read More »
Posted May 12, 2015

American Airlines Outlines Plans To Move US Airways Reservations Out Of Shares

American Airlines will cushion the merger of US Airways flights into the Sabre reservations system with an approximately three-month transition period that will begin as early as July, according to a notification sent to corporate travel clients on Tuesday. Read More »
Posted February 18, 2015

Virgin America Readies Dynamically Priced Seats And Ancillary Bundles

Virgin America during the next few months will add pricing-automation capabilities through its Sabre reservations system that will allow it to bundle ancillary offers and variably price premium seats, president and CEO David Cush said in the carrier's earnings call on Wednesday. Read More »
Posted February 5, 2015

Hotel Tonight Adapts To Meet 'Promise' Of Mobile Distribution

Since its launch in 2011, mobile app Hotel Tonight has come to epitomize the last-minute hotel booking space: a sleek presentation of same-day deals for travelers seeking same-day bookings. The company in recent months has undergone some changes to increase its appeal to business travelers. Read More »
Posted December 18, 2014
Gregg Saretsky

Interview: WestJet President And CEO Gregg Saretsky

WestJet during the past few years has undergone a number of changes, including introducing its Encore regional service, becoming a UATP issuer and, most recently, adding a first-checked-bag fee for its lowest fares. Read More »
Posted November 5, 2014
Joe Migis

INTERVIEW: Southwest Airlines Technology Vice President Of Product Solutions Joe Migis

Migis recently spoke to The Beat's Michael B. Baker about Southwest's key technology initiative over the next few years—the implementation of the Amadeus Altea reservations system—as well as other top priorities in his new role. Read More »
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