Posted August 8, 2012

Be Bold At The Beat Live

The Beat Live has featured some interesting language over the years, notably during last year's Buyers' Table panel—deemed the Best Panel Ever by all witnesses.  That's what happens when po... Read More »
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Posted August 6, 2012

The Beat Live: This Is The Robert Report

Join us Sept. 10-12 in Nashville at The Beat Live, where McKinsey & Co. associate principal Robert (pronounced row-BEAR) Carey will present The Robert Report (pronounced re-PORT or re-PORE—you decide). Read More »
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Posted July 26, 2012

Speak At The Beat Live 2012

Got an opinion or idea? Of course you do! Read More »
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Posted July 20, 2012

At The Beat Live, The 'ROI Is A Given'

Join us Sept. 10-12 in Nashville at The Beat Live, featuring keynote presentations with Q&A from Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland and American Express Global Business Travel president Kim Goodman. Read More »
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Posted July 11, 2012

Got Execs?

Consider it an executive retreat without the golf, spa and other fluff. At The Beat Live 2012, get yourself some face time with the corporate travel industry's busiest and ballsiest executives. Read More »
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Posted February 2, 2012

Save The Date: The Beat Live Sept. 10-12, 2012 In Nashville, Tenn.

Save The Date: The Beat Live Sept. 10-12, 2012 in Nashville. Look for more info soon... Read More »
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Posted September 28, 2011

The Beat Live Followup And SkyJump

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Posted September 6, 2011

Savvy Buyers Have Doubts. No, They're Not Paranoid.

To a large degree, the latest distribution debates are about controlling relationships with travelers. But what about the people who pay the bills in the end? They're not invited to the table to discuss airline-GDS economics, they're left out of the loop on direct supplier-to-traveler marketing, and they're often not privy to incentive deals among their suppliers. Corporate travel buyers are not paranoid, but the strategic ones are asking hard questions.

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Posted August 25, 2011

The Beat Live 2011 Keynote Vote

Click the links below to see what each candidate in this year's Keynote Vote intends to discuss. All readers of The Beat will soon receive an emailed ballot via a Zoomerang poll. If you do not, you may send your vote to Jay. Please do not vote for someone in your own company; you will be disqualified if you do. The highest vote-getter will deliver a keynote speech Sept. 21 at The Beat Live in Vegas. Runners up will participate in a panel discussion on Sept. 20. Register here to attend.

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Posted July 29, 2011

The Future Of Airline Merchandizing In Corporate Travel

Travel management companies are offering customers all the airfares and optional services an airline can muster. Tech firms are facilitating it. The economics make room for all parties. Even corporate buyers have returned to their day jobs.

This is not 2011.

At some point, though, one would think optional services will be available. So what will that look like? How will it change things? At The Beat Live Sept. 19-21, we'll put aside the day's clashes and imagine the other side. Former airline Read More »

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