Posted June 30, 2011 - Zeist, Netherlands
Joop Drechsel

INTERVIEW: BCD Holdings Owner Van Vlissingen And CEO Drechsel

Business Travel Media Group editorial director Jay Campbell met with BCD Holdings chairman John Fentener Van Vlissingen and CEO Joop Drechsel last week at the company's headquarters here to talk about the business environment since the Great Recession. Read More »
Posted June 3, 2011

INTERVIEW: Travel Agency Exec Jorge Diaz

If Ft. Lauderdale-based Costamar Travel launches the American Airlines Direct Connect this summer, as Costamar COO Jorge Diaz expects, the leisure agency will have a powerful new tool for selling ancillaries and tapping into new revenues, or so he hopes. The firm also will have deployed a modified agent workflow and spent tens of thousands of development dollars to accommodate bookings, all without a clear commitment for financial assistance from the airline to offset GDS incentives. Such is Dia Read More »
Posted May 26, 2011

INTERVIEW: Brighter Planet's Robbie Adler

Mary Ann McNulty interviewed Brighter Planet director of business development and strategic partnerships Robbie Adler to learn more about the angel investor-backed startup that has devised carbon footprint calculators for package shipping, U.S. gover Read More »
Posted May 20, 2011
Andrew Winterton

INTERVIEW: CWT's Andrew Winterton

Carlson Wagonlit Travel president for suppliers, products and technology Andrew Winterton discusses the potential cost and fee impact of searching and booking American Airlines Read More »
Posted May 19, 2011
Dennis Corrigan

INTERVIEW: JetBlue's Dennis Corrigan

JetBlue Airways vice president of revenue management Dennis Corrigan last month took on the additional title of vice president of sales following the departure of longtime sales executive Noreen Courtney-Wilds. Read More »
Posted April 18, 2011 - New York City
Chris Kroeger

INTERVIEW: Sabre's Chris Kroeger

The Beat's Jay Campbell met with Sabre Travel Network senior vice president of marketing Chris Kroeger during an Association of Corporate Travel Executives conference here last week to talk about direct connections and the global distribution systems' role in enabling optional airline services. A lightly edited transcript of the discussion follows.

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Posted April 15, 2011
Mark Webb

INTERVIEW: BA's Mark Webb

British Airways senior vice president of sales and marketing for North America Mark Webb discusses joint AA-BA-Iberia corporate and agency contracts. Read More »
Posted March 3, 2011

INTERVIEW: ARTA's Bruce Bishins

The Beat's Jay Boehmer speaks with Association of Retail Travel Agents managing director and ARTA Canada president and CEO Bruce Bishins about his association's stance on airline direct-connect strategies. Read More »
Posted November 9, 2010 - New York City

INTERVIEW: Travelport's Jean Collier

Travelport vice president of airline services Jean Collier spoke with The Beat's Jay Boehmer about the agreement with Southwest. Read More »
Posted October 14, 2010 - New York City
Mike Premo

INTERVIEW: ARC CEO-Elect Mike Premo

ARC CEO-elect Mike Premo gave The Beat's Jay Campbell an update on one of ARC's most closely watched initiatives: enabling the electronic miscellaneous document for ancillary airline sales through the travel agency channel. He said its first phase wi Read More »
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