Posted June 13, 2005 - New York City
Kay Urban

INTERVIEW: Amadeus North America President & CEO Kay Urban

Amadeus North America president and CEO Kay Urban last week shared her thoughts during a telephone interview with The Beat's Jay Campbell about changes in travel distribution. An excerpt of the discussion follows. Read More »
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Posted May 17, 2005 - New York City
John Davis

INTERVIEW: Pegasus Chairman, President & CEO John Davis

Dallas-based hotel distribution company Pegasus Solutions on April 11 announced that its board of directors hired Bear Stearns & Co. to explore strategic alternatives that would enhance shareholder value. Possibilities include 'joint ventures, divestitures, alliances with strategic partners, taking the company private, selling the company to a third party or merging with another company.' Chairman, president and CEO John Davis today addressed this and other issues related to his business in Read More »
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Posted March 25, 2005 - New York City

INTERVIEW: Cornerstone Users Conference

Reporter Jay Campbell of The Beat last week led a discussion (mainly with travel management company managers, owners and technologists) regarding global distribution systems at the Cornerstone Information Systems 2005 Users Conference. Participants were told they would not be quoted by name in what was essentially an interview of the audience. More than 100 Cornerstone customers attended the three-day meeting, held in Denver. Read More »
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Posted February 18, 2005 - New York City
Ellen Keszler

INTERVIEW: Sabre Corporate Solutions President Ellen Keszler

As president of corporate solutions for Sabre Holdings, Ellen Keszler is responsible for both GetThere and Travelocity Business. She spent some time with The Beat's Jay Campbell during The Masters Program this week in Washington, DC. Read More »
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Posted February 9, 2005 - New York City
Charles Petruccelli

INTERVIEW: Amex Business Travel President Charles Petruccelli

American Express Business Travel president Charles Petruccelli yesterday met with The Beat's Jay Campbell to respond to recent comments by Carlson Wagonlit Travel's leadership and discuss other industry topics. An excerpt of the conversation follows. Read More »
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Posted January 10, 2005 - New York City
David Radcliffe

INTERVIEW: BTI CEO David Radcliffe

David Radcliffe is chief executive of Hogg Robinson plc, co-owner with WorldTravel BTI parent BCD Holdings of Business Travel International, of which Radcliffe is CEO. He shared some of his time with Business Travel Beat late last week to discuss the corporate travel industry by telephone with reporter Jay Campbell. Read More »
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Posted December 14, 2004 - New York City
Marc Hildebrand

INTERVIEW: TQ3 President & CEO Marc Hildebrand

The sale of German bank Westdeutsche Landesbank's stake in tour giant TUI earlier this month cleared one hurdle to a deal in which TUI could move to buy Navigant International. Navigant already has a partnership with TUI division TQ3 Travel Solutions, whose president and CEO, Marc Hildebrand, last week spoke with The Beat's Jay Campbell about the merits of network ownership and the competitive landscape in global travel management. An excerpt of the discussion follows. Read More »
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Posted December 10, 2004 - New York City
Hubert Joly

INTERVIEW: Jack & Joly Of CWT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel president and CEO Hubert Joly (pictured) and CWT North America COO Jack O'Neill this week met with The Beat reporter Jay Campbell as part of a tour introducing Joly to the media and clients. An excerpt of their discussion follows. Read More »
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Posted November 23, 2004 - New York City
Danny Hood

INTERVIEW: WorldTravel BTI President Danny Hood

Seeing irreconcilable differences between global distribution system providers and large network airlines, WorldTravel BTI is preparing to step into the brawl over GDS economics and attempt to bring airlines, GDSs and corporate customers to its table on new terms. With roughly 55 percent of its bookings on Sabre, 23 percent with Galileo, 17 percent in Worldspan and another 3 or 4 percent through Amadeus, the mega agency is uniquely positioned to try to break through an issue that right now is no Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2004 - New York City
Charles Petruccelli

INTERVIEW: Amex Business Travel President Charles Petruccelli

The Beat last week obtained a memo circulated by American Express that described a global restructuring including the integration of its online and offline services within the Business Travel division. Addressing the changes, American Express Business Travel president Charles Petruccelli late yesterday afternoon spoke with reporter Jay Campbell. An excerpt of the interview follows. Read More »
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