Posted February 27, 2012
Dave Zitur

INTERVIEW: Travel Leaders CIO Dave Zitur

The Beat founder Jay Campbell talks with new Travel Leaders CIO Dave Zitur. Read More »
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Posted February 10, 2012
Chris Patridge

INTERVIEW: BackBid Co-Founder Chris Patridge

BackBid co-founder and executive vice president of marketing Chris Patridge recently spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about the site's development, growth trajectory and implications for business travelers, including those in managed programs. Read More »
Posted December 14, 2011
Tom Magnuson

INTERVIEW: Magnuson Hotels CEO Tom Magnuson On The Global Hotel Exchange

Magnuson Hotels cofounder and CEO Tom Magnuson is developing an online agency model in which hotels pay no commissions or distribution fees, and travelers instead pay a booking fee of a few dollars. Magnuson's Global Hotel Exchange is set to launch in the United States and the United Kingdom in January; he reports "thousands of hotels" included in the platform. The appeal to hotels is clear: Some hotels pay as much as 30 percent of their room revenue to online travel agencies, Magnuson said, and Read More »
Posted November 22, 2011
Mark Hollyhead

INTERVIEW: Egencia SVP Mark Hollyhead

Jay Campbell talks with Egencia SVP Mark Hollyhead Read More »
Posted November 14, 2011 - Las Vegas

Heavies Get Feisty With Compliance, Mobile And The Travel Manager's Role

Keynote Vote participants Michael Whitesage, founder of Prism Group, and consultant Tom Ruesink; moderator Tony D'Astolfo discuss the issues Read More »
Posted November 7, 2011
Charles Petruccelli

INTERVIEW: Amex Global Business Travel President Charles Petruccelli

American Express Global Business Travel president Charles Petruccelli spoke with The Beat's Jay Campbell about what led to these events, what he plans to do and how his division will look in the near future. Read More »
Posted October 24, 2011 - Las Vegas

Panel: Air Industry Insiders Discuss Merchandizing

Airline executives and consultants speaking here last month at The Beat Live fielded questions on the future of airline merchandizing from The Beat founder Jay Campbell and audience members. Read More »
Posted October 19, 2011 - Las Vegas
Steve Singh

INTERVIEW: Concur Chairman and CEO Steve Singh, Part Two

Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh last month here sat in The Beat Live Hot Seat, fielding questions from The Beat founder Jay Campbell, readers and audience members about collaboration with other tech firms, cloud computing, customer service and other topics. Read More »
Posted October 17, 2011 - Las Vegas
Steve Singh

INTERVIEW: Concur Chairman and CEO Steve Singh, Part One

Concur chairman and CEO Steve Singh last month here sat in The Beat Live Hot Seat, fielding questions from The Beat founder Jay Campbell, readers and audience members about Concur's master plan, mobile offerings and other topics. The first part of the discussion follows. Read More »
Posted October 13, 2011 - Las Vegas

The Buyer's Table, Part Three: It Takes A Village

This third and final installment of The Buyer's Table, moderated by The Beat founder Jay Campbell here last month, covers a lot of ground. Maria Chevalier of Hewlett-Packard, Steven Mandelbaum of The Advisory Board Company, Jennifer Steinke of US Foodservice, Rita Visser of Oracle and The Beat Live audience discuss perks, priorities and pitfalls related to traveler tracking, social media and mobile technology. In many ways, TMCs are embedded in all those aspects, or should be, according to the p Read More »
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