Posted January 10, 2006 - New York City

GUEST: McFarlane On Cendant

Veteran travel industry executive and consultant Bill McFarlane argues in this guest column that the recent shakeup at Cendant Corp. is symptomatic of a wider industry issue.

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Posted December 15, 2005 - New York City

COMMENT: Blame The Street, Too

In its dismissal of Sam Katz, former head of its Travel Distribution Services unit, Cendant Corp. this week displayed a level of executive accountability that we can only wish were present in national politics. Cendant chairman and CEO Henry Silverman still took flak, and rightly so, over the division's failures--most notably the botched due diligence on the acquisition of a barely online travel company called Ebookers.

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Posted November 29, 2005 - New York City

GUEST: BookingBuilder On GDS Passives

Veteran travel agency automation creator Seth Perelman contributes to The Beat today in this guest column related to a recent decision by Sabre Travel Network--and potentially other global distribution system providers--to stop agencies from using passive segments to support bookings made through new-entrant GDSs.

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Posted October 26, 2005 - New York City

COMMENT: Guess The GDS!

Yes folks, it's back. Everyone's favorite game of satire and speculation: It's ... Guess The GDS! Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted September 6, 2005 - New York City

GUEST: Cornerstone On TMC Value

Cornerstone Information Systems marketing vice president Alan Minton adds his voice to the dialog with an interesting guest column he titled 'Stop Being Bought, Start Selling.' Read More »
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Posted September 1, 2005 - New York City

MEDIA WATCH: Adelman Travel Calls Local TV Report 'Nonsense'

They say any press is good press, but Craig Adelman must be hard-pressed to believe that today. Read More »
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Posted August 17, 2005 - San Diego

MEDIA WATCH: Times Blows It Hard

The New York Times played fast and loose with the facts yesterday in an article about corporate travel management. Read More »
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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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