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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Posted May 8, 2012
Roman Peskin

INTERVIEW: DealAngel Co-Founders Roman Peskin and Bob Rogers

The latest entry in the increasingly crowded hotel search engine category, DealAngel last month launched a public beta. Its differentiator, as described by co-founders Roman Peskin and Bob Rogers, is that it ranks hotels by absolute value, not absolute price. Read More »
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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