Posted March 22, 2012

Entrenched Hotel Seller's Market Demands Long-Term Buying Strategies

Meeting managers should be formulating buying strategies that will work in the long term as well as the short term Read More »
Posted by: Kevin Iwamoto | More by Kevin Iwamoto
Posted March 19, 2012

COMMENT: The Role Of TMCs In A New Age Of Data Aggregation

One of the hottest issues in travel management: who will become the dominant aggregator of data, and therefore primary intermediary, for the corporate client? Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted March 15, 2012

Uh-Oh!

Since the United/Continental reservation system transition March 3, most things have gone fairly well. Today, however, we are disappointed to share a new problem that has been giving some travelers real trouble. Read More »
Posted by: Robert Polk | More by Robert Polk
Posted March 8, 2012

How OS Travel Buttons (iTravel, Google Travel) Will Change the Mobile Travel Landscape

It has been nearly 2 years since Apple filed the patent for iTravel, a comprehensive effort to capture the full cycle of travel booking, itinerary management and airport check-in. Last spring, Google ... Read More »
Posted by: TravelTech | More by TravelTech
Posted March 1, 2012

Is Your Meetings Policy Strong Enough for Today's Tough Negotiating Scene?

How interesting that there's been so much talk lately about traditional corporate travel and meetings policies losing impact, when it looks like this year compliance to use of preferred suppliers will be more important than ever. Read More »
Posted by: Kevin Iwamoto | More by Kevin Iwamoto
Posted February 29, 2012

COMMENT: Egencia-Traveldoo Tests Co-opetition

It's not surprising Expedia officials have attempted to assure the market that its newly acquired corporate booking tool, France's Traveldoo, will operate independently from its travel management comp... Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted February 17, 2012

Traveling On Business? Peoplexpress Might Not Be For You

The Peoplexpress brand is about to rise from the grave, but for corporate travelers, the carrier still may be dead to them. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 15, 2012

Take An Interest In Pinterest

USA Today calls social media tool, Pinterest, "the latest Web addiction for millions." Is it for your meeting attendees, too? If so, it's time you got involved. Read More »
Posted by: Kevin Iwamoto | More by Kevin Iwamoto
Posted February 15, 2012

A Travel Policy's Biggest Barrier

What is the biggest issue that stands between a policy and its successful delivery? Is it a lack of knowledge or ability in order to create one? Is it uncooperative or unable suppliers or intermediaries? Is it poor uptake or availability of appropriate technology systems? Or is it simply that end users either cannot or will not comply with edicts and have ways of getting around them? Depending on your own experiences you could say one, some or all of the above but I think you might be missing something even more important. Read More »
Posted by: Limey Mike | More by Limey Mike
Posted February 14, 2012

COMMENT: Innovation, Utility Of Runzheimer's New Benchmarking Tool TBD

Runzheimer International this week announced it is developing a benchmarking tool that allows managed business travelers to compare Runzheimer's air, ground and lodging benchmarks in 200 U.S. and 100 foreign cities with rates from their chosen booking solutions, and virtually bank any savings they obtain once the trip is expensed. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
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