Posted November 1, 2016

Panel: TMC, Tech Execs Assess Bots, Messaging And AI In Corporate Travel

At The Beat Live in Chicago last month, Sabre Labs director Mark McSpadden led a discussion on artificial intelligence, bots and messaging technologies. Alongside him were Servo founder Nadav Gur, American Express Global Business Travel vice president Evan Konwiser, FCM Travel Solutions chief strategy officer John Morhous and Pana CEO Devon Tivona. Read More »
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Posted October 28, 2016

ARC Data: Business Trip Volumes Fall Again In Q3

The number of business trips settled through ARC during the third quarter fell 2 percent year over year. Read More »
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Posted October 26, 2016

In Opening Arguments, US Airways And Sabre Tussle For Command Of Trial Narrative

Over the next couple months, US Airways must persuade a jury that provisions in Sabre's 2011 contract harmed competition and consumers and that the global distribution system operator conspired with rival GDSs to avoid competition for airline content. Sabre, meanwhile, must disavow the jurors of any such notion. Read More »
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Posted October 25, 2016

Yapta Challenger FairFly Casts A Wider Net For Fare Savings

Yapta has gained a solid hold on the corporate market with its FareIQ airfare price-assurance offering. Now, a challenger is emerging: FairFly, like FareIQ, monitors booked flights for savings opportunities that result from price fluctuations that occur between booking and departure. Read More »
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Posted October 20, 2016

Judge Denies Sabre's Motion To Halt US Airways Trial

The judge presiding over US Airways' federal antitrust lawsuit against Sabre denied a motion by the global distribution system operator to dismiss the suit, paving the way for trial to proceed as scheduled, beginning on Monday, Oct. 24. Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2016

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, CWT Leads TMCs

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for five consecutive years. Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2016

Deem Buys Hotel Sentiment Engine Olset

Deem has acquired hotel travel technology provider Olset, Deem president and COO John Rizzo announced today during The Beat Live conference in Chicago. Read More »
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Posted October 13, 2016

Amex GBT's Qualantone Addresses New Surcharge On Select Airline Bookings

Many of the airlines that now cost corporate clients $10 extra to book through American Express Global Business Travel would call themselves "low-cost carriers." Amex GBT does not agree. The travel management company deems airlines that don't adopt industry standards on fare filing, booking and settlement to be "high-cost," and it has embarked on a "comprehensive" global program to pass booking and processing costs to customers. Read More »
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Posted October 10, 2016

Sabre Tries To Halt US Airways Trial, Citing DOJ-Amex Decision

With mere weeks to go before trial, Sabre has asked a federal court to toss remaining antitrust claims US Airways has pursued against the global distribution system operator. In an effort to head off proceedings set to begin Oct. 24, Sabre argued that a recent U.S. appeals court decision in favor of American Express "obviates" the need for trial. Read More »
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Posted October 6, 2016

Just How Big Is Concur Travel Anyway?

It was 10 years ago when Concur entered the corporate booking market with the acquisition of Outtask. Since then, it has established itself not only as the dominant expense system in the United States but also the most-used corporate booking tool by several measures. Read More »
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