Posted March 7, 2014

The Beat Live 2014: Save The Date

Mark your calendars for the seventh annual The Beat Live, a travel business conference, Oct. 6-8 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Read More »
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Posted October 4, 2013

The Beat Live 2013: Tom Ruesink's Keynote Presentation

Click the link below to see slides from Tom Ruesink's presentation at The Beat Live in Miami on Oct. 2. Tom, president of the Ruesink Consulting Group, won the Keynote Vote by pitching a presentation ... Read More »
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Posted September 23, 2013

The Beat Live 2013 Program

Click the link below to download a PDF of the complete program for The Beat Live in Miami, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Read More »
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Posted September 23, 2013

At The Beat Live, Buyers. Beware.

Buyers can be a demanding, outspoken bunch. That's been plainly evident during The Buyer's Table convened during The Beat Live in the previous two years. This year in Miami, our longtime contributor Amon Cohen will serve as moderator and attempt to wrangle four savvy travel buyers and discuss travel technology, TMCs and other pressing topics. Read More »
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Posted September 17, 2013

Fanning Or Dousing The Flames? IATA's NDC On The Beat Live's Hot Seat

A technology standard? A back door to a new economic model? A means to more personalized selling? The end of airfare publishing as we know it? The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability has been called all that and plenty more. Read More »
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Posted September 9, 2013

TMC Face Time At The Beat Live

If you read some press reports, travel agents are a dying breed, marginalized by new technologies. Many of our speakers would beg to differ, and instead insist that by using new technologies they are adding value. Read More »
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Posted September 3, 2013

Ruesink Wins Keynote Vote

After one of the closest votes we've ever had, we have a winner. As chosen by readers of The Beat, Tom Ruesink will deliver the closing keynote presentation at The Beat Live on Oct. 2 in Miami. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Ron DiLeo, AirPlus International

Big Data. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. More data is created every year than in all of history before it. Ninety percent of the world's data has been created in the last two years. Most of it is unstructured and unmanaged. All industries will have to address the big data challenge: what do you do with it all? And, travel is one of the leading industries utilizing it. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Tom Ruesink, Ruesink Consulting Group

"Open Booking: Inevitable, Optimal or Abysmal?" I won't give away the ending, but we'll take an honest and thoughtful look at how this movement could positively and negatively affect leverage, behavior, policy, normalization and traveler empowerment. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2013

Phil Hammer, ProcureApp

Open Book and Flex travel has moved beyond the hype, buzz, debate, innuendos and debunks. Companies such as NEC, Google, Salesforce, Cognizant and the silent majority have moved towards execution. Read More »
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