Posted November 6, 2017

LETTER: AmTrav CEO Offers A Path Forward For Airline Distribution

AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee submitted the following letter in response to an article last week in which The Beat discussed recent developments and the evolution of airline distribution with Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson. Read More »
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Posted October 5, 2017

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, BCD Leads TMCs

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline, as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for six consecutive years. Read More »
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Posted September 14, 2017

LETTER: IATA Responds To Article On Agency Payments

The International Air Transport Association submitted a letter in response to an article last week on Resolution 890 and an upcoming airline member vote on whether to allow agents to pay using their own payment cards. Read More »
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Posted July 13, 2017

LETTERS: ATPCO, BCD Travel And Pass Consulting Write In

ATPCO product strategy manager 
David Smith and Pass Consulting Group CEO Michael Strauss separately submit letters about the complexities of airline content aggregation. BCD Travel execs share thoughts on the Sabre Synxis breach. Read More »
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Posted May 8, 2017

Save The Date For The Beat Live 2017

Please mark your calendar for the 10th annual The Beat Live conference, to be held Oct. 2-4 at the Omni Frisco Hotel in Dallas. Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2016

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, CWT Leads TMCs

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for five consecutive years. Read More »
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Posted September 30, 2016

LETTER: IATA Replies To Guest Column On NDC

In a guest column, noGDS CEO Christian Kameir took issue with aspects of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standards. Among his criticisms were IATA's use of XML as NDC's programming language. IATA responded to clarify its standard and progress in adopting formats other than XML. Read More »
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Posted April 15, 2016

ROUNDTABLE: Buyers Discuss Corporate Booking Tools

At The BTN Group's Tech Talk conference in Chicago late last month, Microsoft global travel and venue group lead Eric Bailey, Accenture managing director of global travel and events Mary Bastrentaz, Dart Container travel manager Cheryl Benjamin and Liberty Mutual Insurance senior category strategist for procurement and travel Michelle DeCosta discussed online booking systems. Read More »
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Posted April 11, 2016

Save The Date For The Beat Live 2016

Please mark your calendar for the ninth annual The Beat Live conference, to be held Oct. 18-20 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Read More »
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Posted October 23, 2015

The Buyer's Table On Distribution, Open Booking And Mobile

Arlington, Va. – The Buyer's Table articulated the view of the corporate client at the annual The Beat Live conference, staged here at the turn of October. The Beat contributing editor Amon Cohen put questions on leading issues of the day—including mobile, open booking, data security and Lufthansa’s distribution charge—to Dart Container travel services manager Cheryl Benjamin, Booz Allen Hamilton travel and card services global manager Jack Lever, IAC corporate services manager Rosemary Maloney and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority corporate travel services manager Carol McDowell. Read More »
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