Posted January 22, 2013
Kevin Fliess

INTERVIEW: Room 77's Kevin Fliess

Hotel metasearch site Room 77 this month secured more than $30 million in new funding. General manager and vice president of product Kevin Fliess discusses growth plans, trends in the metasearch sector and applications for corporate travel. Read More »
Posted January 9, 2013
David Cathcart


TRX last month named former CFO and eight-year company veteran David Cathcart president and CEO to replace the departing Shane Hammond. An excerpt of Cathcart's Wednesday telephone interview with The Beat's Jay Campbell follows. Read More »
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Posted December 12, 2012
Tim Burke


U.S. General Services Administration director of travel and transportation services Tim Burke spoke with The Beat's David Jonas about the development and implementation of ETS2, GSA's next-generation end-to-end travel management system, which all U.S. federal civilian agencies must use. Read More »
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Posted December 10, 2012
Patrick Bosworth

INTERVIEW: Duetto Research CEO Patrick Bosworth

Patrick Bosworth, CEO of technology firm Duetto Research, last month spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about what a big data approach means for hotel revenue management and how it ultimately could affect corporate rate negotiations and auditing. Read More »
Posted October 11, 2012 - Nashville
Rob Greyber

INTERVIEW: Egencia President Rob Greyber

Egencia president Rob Greyber last month at The Beat Live sat in the Hot Seat to field questions from The Beat founder Jay Campbell, readers and audience members on ancillary airline services, agent interfaces and how Egencia resembles but also differs from other TMCs. Read More »
Posted July 11, 2012

INTERVIEW: EasyJet's Andrew Hodges

EasyJet since November has expanded distribution contracts with the three major global distribution systems, agreeing to deliver content to agents in new markets and vowing to enhance ancillary purchasing opportunities. Read More »
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Posted July 9, 2012
Cindy Allen


Travel automation provider GDSX last month unveiled TripLink, a new offering "designed to protect and strengthen the managed travel model we have today" by capturing data on purchases made outside traditional corporate travel channels and including records in existing travel agency workflows and reporting. While not new, the problem of off-channel bookings is set to grow as "hundreds of millions of tech-savvy Gen-Y adults enter the global workforce," according to the company and its supporters. US Foods corporate travel, meetings and expense director Jennifer Steinke, The Travel Team president and CEO Jean Covelli, Canadian travel management company Uniglobe Beacon and consultant Chicke Fitzgerald helped GDSX with the development and announcement of the new solution. The following is an excerpt of a June 25 discussion between The Beat founder Jay Campbell and Cindy Allen, CEO and COO of GDSX, a 10-year-old firm based in Allen, Texas. Read More »
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Posted June 25, 2012
Aleks Popovich


Amon Cohen, contributing editor for The Beat, last week discussed developments with IATA senior vice president for industry distribution and financial services Aleks Popovich. Read More »
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Posted June 12, 2012
Andrew Rubinacci

INTERVIEW: IHG Distribution VP Andrew Rubinacci

InterContinental Hotels Group vice president of distribution and intermediary sales Andrew Rubinacci recently spoke with The Beat's Michael B. Baker about distribution strategy and the roles of global distribution systems and other channels. Read More »
Posted May 25, 2012
David Cush

INTERVIEW: Virgin America CEO David Cush

Virgin America CEO David Cush discusses new res system, an easier booking process for travel agents and the carrier's sweet spot in the corporate market. Read More »
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