Posted July 19, 2011
Joe Sprague

INTERVIEW: Alaska Airlines VP Joe Sprague

With a refresh of its public website completed in April, Alaska Airlines now is eying enhancements to its corporate booking portal. Among recent changes to alaskaair .com that soon could find a home on EasyBiz, the carrier is offering cart functionality that vice president of marketing Joe Sprague said allows shoppers to add travel-related goods and services from other suppliers in the booking path. Sales of rental cars and hotel rooms through Alaska's website tap into a private label version of Read More »
Posted July 6, 2011

INTERVIEW: TMC Exec Tammy Krings

The Beat's Jay Campbell spoke with TS24 CEO Tammy Krings Read More »
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Posted July 5, 2011 - New York City

INTERVIEW: Delta CEO Richard Anderson

In an interview here last week with The Beat's Jay Boehmer, Delta CEO Richard Anderson kept any new distribution strategies close to the vest. Read More »
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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 »
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