Posted July 11, 2005 - New York City

GUEST: Seabury On M&A Trends

Seabury Group's Matthew Stone contributes to The Beat for the second time in this guest column on mergers and acquisitions activity in the travel industry: Read More »
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Posted June 2, 2005 - New York City

COMMENT: U.S. Should Step Up On Sustainability

PricewaterhouseCoopers in Britain is boosting videoconferencing, screening suppliers and funding offsets to mitigate the environmental impact of its business travel, according to an article published last month by Business Travel News.

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Posted April 1, 2005 - New York City
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Posted March 17, 2005 - New York City

GUEST: Seabury On Consolidation In Travel Distribution

Consolidation in travel distribution is ongoing and unavoidable, but many travel management company owners and executives are looking for direction on whether and how they can attract investment capital. Seabury Group's Matthew Stone was kind enough to offer some of his thoughts, highlighted in the guest column that follows. Read More »
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Posted March 4, 2005 - New York City

GUEST: A Corporate Buyer's Two Cents On 'Graft'

Yesterday's brief article regarding higher 2004 incentive payments by Cendant to agency users of its Galileo global distribution system generated substantial interest. Corporate travel buyer Bruce Finch of Autodesk had a few comments on the topic, encapsulated in The Beat's first guest column, published here ... Read More »
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Posted January 26, 2005 - New York City

COMMENT: GDSs Hinge On Perception

The biggest near-term risk to Sabre Holdings is the possibility of more pricing concessions in contract talks with major network airlines, according to a report issued yesterday by Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post. Post is assuming a 4 percent global distribution system pricing decline for Sabre in 2006, during which several big airline contracts are due to expire. Read More »
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Posted November 19, 2004 - New York City

MEDIA WATCH: Press Frenzy On Search

The initial coverage of Internet portals attempting to secure a place in online travel, particularly America Online's investment in screen-scraper Kayak, was so bad that The Beat was going to let it go as too easy a target. However, today the Financial Times took bandwagoning over the top in an unusual display of weakness for the normally respectable British paper. Read More »
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Posted November 12, 2004 - New York City

MEDIA WATCH: Great Journal Coverage At Least A Year Late

Back by popular ... well, back by demand, anyway ... it's The Beat 's second Media Watch opinion column. Read More »
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Posted September 16, 2004 - New York City

COMMENT: Letting U Go

Early this morning, the Associated Press published a nice roundup of the week's developments for US Airways. The headline read, 'US Airways Gets OK To Use Taxpayer Funds.' Unless you're employed by a sick airline, you've probably had enough of that. Read More »
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Posted August 19, 2004 - New York City

MEDIA WATCH: Dow Jones Misinforms On Corp. Online Booking

Those of you with whom I am in regular contact have often heard me complain about mainstream media outlets botching their coverage of corporate travel management. It's a complicated business with which many reporters are not familiar, but that's not an excuse for bad journalism. Facts are facts, and sometimes statements are presented as fact when they simply are not. As a result of misinformation, the many travel professionals who report to non-travel professionals are forced to explain that wha Read More »
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