Posted April 13, 2012
Mike Boult

INTERVIEW: Lanyon Chief Commercial Officer Mike Boult

Lanyon recently received a patent on its process for auditing hotel rates and availability, approved without restrictions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Lanyon chief commercial officer Mike Boult this week spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about why Lanyon sought the patent and what it intends to do now that it has been rewarded. Read More »
Posted April 11, 2012
Russell Howell

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel EVP Russell Howell

The Beat founder Jay Campbell last week spoke with new BCD Travel executive vice president for global technology Russell Howell, who joined the company last month after seven years at American Express, most recently as vice president for global travel technologies. Read More »
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Posted March 26, 2012 - Phoenix
Andrew Nocella

INTERVIEW: US Airways VP Andrew Nocella

US Airways senior vice president of marketing and planning Andrew Nocella speaks with The Beat's Jay Boehmer about sales and distribution developments. Read More »
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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 »
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