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 »
Posted October 12, 2011 - Las Vegas

The Buyer's Table, Part Two: Taking TMCs To Task

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 are back for the this second installment of The Buyer's Table, moderated by The Beat founder Jay Campbell here last month. Read More »
Posted October 11, 2011 - Las Vegas

The Buyer's Table, Part One: 'Prepping For The Inevitable'

Starting with the premise that travel buyers don't have a seat at the airline-GDS negotiating table, a panel discussion here at The Beat Live last month became a refreshingly blunt conversation about what buyers want from travel management partners. Read More »
Posted September 29, 2011 - Las Vegas
Mike Premo

INTERVIEW: ARC President And CEO Mike Premo

The Beat founder Jay Campbell and members of The Beat Live audience here last week interviewed ARC president and CEO Mike Premo. An excerpt of Premo's comments on a number of topics follows.

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Posted September 8, 2011
Erik Mueller

INTERVIEW: Tech Exec Erik Mueller Of Grasp Technologies

President of Grasp Erik Mueller last month spoke with The Beat's Jay Campbell about his firm--originally Graphic Reporting And Statistics Program--as well as technology trends, standards and alternative connections. Read More »
Posted August 29, 2011
Tom Klein

INTERVIEW: Sabre Holdings President Tom Klein

The fate of the full-content agreement between American Airlines and Sabre Travel Network remains uncertain as yet another court delay a week ago drove the parties to extend to their existing deal to Oct. 1. Many think the companies will just figure out a segment-fee price they're comfortable with and call it a day, but this negotiation also seems likely to shape how and whether AA--and possibly other airlines in the future--provide optional services content through the global distribution syste Read More »
Posted August 16, 2011

INTERVIEW: BA's Simon Talling-Smith

BA executive vice president for the Americas Simon Talling-Smith talks with The Beat's Jay Boehmer Read More »
Posted August 8, 2011

INTERVIEW: Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal

Cvent founder and CEO Reggie Aggarwal discusses new funding and growth opportunities. Read More »
Posted July 19, 2011
Joe Sprague

INTERVIEW: Alaska Airlines VP Joe Sprague

With a refresh of its public website completed in April, Alaska Airlines now is eying enhancements to its corporate booking portal. Among recent changes to alaskaair .com that soon could find a home on EasyBiz, the carrier is offering cart functionality that vice president of marketing Joe Sprague said allows shoppers to add travel-related goods and services from other suppliers in the booking path. Sales of rental cars and hotel rooms through Alaska's website tap into a private label version of Read More »
Posted July 6, 2011

INTERVIEW: TMC Exec Tammy Krings

The Beat's Jay Campbell spoke with TS24 CEO Tammy Krings Read More »
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