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 »
Posted October 21, 2014
Gordon Wilson

INTERVIEW: Travelport's Gordon Wilson, Part 2

New Orleans - In the second installment of his interview with contributing editor Amon Cohen at The Beat Live here this month, Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson enthuses about corporate booking tools, virtual payments and hotel booking technology. Read More »
Posted October 20, 2014
Gordon Wilson

INTERVIEW: Travelport's Gordon Wilson, Part 1

New Orleans - Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson took the stage at The Beat Live here this month for a one-to-one interview with contributing editor Amon Cohen. Published here, the first installment of the edited transcript. Read More »
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Posted September 2, 2014
Frank Petito

INTERVIEW: Orbitz For Business President Frank Petito

Orbitz in May announced that its Orbitz for Business corporate travel division signed an agreement to provide an online booking tool for IBM. Read More »
Posted August 22, 2014
Mike Concannon

INTERVIEW: KDS Americas GM Mike Concannon Talks Development, New Travel and Transport Deal

After six months on the job as KDS' general manager of the Americas, Mike Concannon spoke with The Beat's JoAnn DeLuna about the travel and expense system provider's North America ambitions, obstacles in the U.S. market and partnerships with travel management companies, including a new deal with Travel and Transport. Read More »
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Posted August 19, 2014
Michael Whitesage

INTERVIEW: Prism Founder Michael Whitesage

Two years after selling his firm to Sabre, Prism Group founder Michael Whitesage this month departed the company. Just don't call it a retirement. He recently caught up with The Beat's Jay Boehmer to talk about his latest pursuits and the company he's leaving behind. Read More »
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Posted August 11, 2014
Greg Webb

INTERVIEW: Sabre's Greg Webb And Yannis Karmis

Los Angeles - The Beat's David Jonas recently caught up here with Sabre Travel Network president Greg Webb and Yannis Karmis, vice president for STN's Global Corporate Solutions group, established in February. Read More »
Posted June 24, 2014
Steve Cline

INTERVIEW: Adelman Travel President And COO Steve Cline

Adelman Travel recently laid out a strategy to transform its corporate travel division into a "management solutions company" centered on consulting and new technologies. The Beat's David Jonas recently spoke with Adelman president and COO Steve Cline about that transformation Read More »
Posted June 2, 2014
Ed Adams

INTERVIEW: Direct Travel's Ed Adams

Ed Adams has some of his band back together, and he's trying to replicate his success with Navigant International, which after a big agency roll-up was sold in 2006 to Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He returned to the scene in 2011 when private-equity investment firm Silver Oak Services Partners bought Directravel and installed him as CEO. The firm's stated plan is to consolidate several midmarket corporate travel agencies into a $1.5 billion travel management company. Adams and his team (stacked with several other Navigant vets) already have made some acquisitions and are eyeing more. He recently spoke with The Beat's David Jonas about the roll-up plan and Direct Travel's position in the industry. Read More »
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