Posted January 30, 2015

LETTER: Travelport Replies, 'Future Of Merchandizing Happening Now'

Jay Boehmer's Jan. 6 article in The Beat, "Travelport Ancillary Agreements 'Going Gangbusters' " provided an accurate, yet incomplete, picture of Travelport's leadership in redefining merchandizing op... Read More »
Posted October 1, 2014

On Concur's Acquisition

Since the announcement I have been asked to comment on what this means for the T&E industry, KDS and Concur. So far I have resisted officially commenting for a variety of reasons, but feel now that the dust has begun to settle it’s appropriate to respond in one shot to the many requests. Read More »
Posted by: Dean Forbes | More by Dean Forbes
Posted June 13, 2014

LETTER: A Distributed Managed-Travel Model Can Make Sense

Amon Cohen's recent article on the topic of regional versus global travel management company arrangements raised some eyebrows around the industry and promoted this letter from Business Travel Coalition founder and chairman Kevin Mitchell. Read More »
Posted May 28, 2014

LETTER: ATPCo Disputes DOT Rulemaking Cost Analysis

ATPCo disputed an economic impact assessment conducted by HDR on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, covered this week in a report in The Beat (Costing Airlines Millions, Proposed DOT Fee... Read More »
Posted January 15, 2014

American Airlines Code Share Flights At A Cost To Travelers

American Airlines was quick to announce the codeshare relationship that it had developed with US Airways this week. But had it done the job correctly? Read More »
Posted November 25, 2013

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Why We Need IATA Resolution 787 NDC

I could not read [Friday's] The Beat article contemplating about the real benefits of NDC, without a grin on my face. I guess we can all agree: The attitude, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the enemy of innovation. Read More »
Posted November 14, 2013


The Beat's founder and contributor Jay Campbell touched a nerve this week in his rant titled "COMMENT: Millennials Are People Too." In it, Jay pointed out that young people always have had different a... Read More »
Posted November 12, 2013

COMMENT: Millennials Are People Too

Can we please dump the "us" versus "them" discourse relative to the youngest members of the corporate workforce? The dialogue I've been hearing from both inside and outside the industry is fraught with hangups and foolishness, and polls aiming to uncover how Millennials are so different from Boomers and Xers seem only to prove that younger people are different from older people. Shocker! Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted November 5, 2013 - Dublin

GUEST: Moving Beyond NDC Mistrust

Industry consultant and former International Air Transport Association general counsel Gary Doernhoefer last week at IATA's World Passenger Symposium here summarized the past, present and future of the association's New Distribution Capability. Read More »
Posted October 25, 2013


The International Air Transport Association weighs in on its New Distribution Capability project and the future role of fare filing. Read More »
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