Posted January 17, 2013

COMMENT: What's With The Hating On The Car Rental Biz?

Ah, the tech world, where if it's not disruptive, it sucks. If it's an oligopoly, it's the root of all evil. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted December 19, 2012

COMMENT: Travel Managers Must Ensure Data Aggregation Strengthens Control Over Service Providers

Spendvision is developing a branded and integrated booking and expense tool with HRG, which back in March bought the 42 percent of Spendvision it did not already own. That was around the same time I opined that a battle to fulfil the role of corporate clients' chief aggregator of booked and paid data was afoot, with such booking/expense service providers as Concur and KDS best positioned to win it. An interview last week with Spendvision CEO Shane Bruhns helped reaffirm at least part of my position. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted December 13, 2012

The End Game In Corporate Travel Management

Is it possible to predict with any confidence what managed travel will look like in ten years? I think so. Here's what I see: Read More »
Posted December 5, 2012

Opine Booking

No new developments really, but it's interesting to read these opposing takes, posted days apart by Concur and GetThere, on new corporate travel approaches.
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted November 20, 2012

NYCBTA To Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

Hurricane Sandy has had material effects on the region and our industry that no one anticipated. The sheer devastation caused and the aftermath that this region lives with and continues to endure is i... Read More »
Posted November 16, 2012

Address Hotel Ancillary Fees in Negotiations

OK we all know that ancillary fees have generated $22.6 billion in revenue globally for the airlines. But I know that many have wondered about how the hotel industry has fared with ancillary fees. &nb... Read More »
Posted by: Kevin Iwamoto | More by Kevin Iwamoto
Posted November 7, 2012

Egencia At Age 10 Claims 10,000 Clients

Egencia celebrated its 10th birthday today in part by announcing a few previously unreleased tidbits about the Expedia-owned corporate travel company, including claims that more than 2,200 employees g... Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted October 25, 2012

Distribute This

There continues to be a battle over where you purchase airline tickets. This battle has been going on for years, but now has taken a new turn. Last week the International Air Transport Association announced a "New Distribution Capability." NDC is to be an airline sponsored system that IATA and the airlines hope will make booking through a global distribution system obsolete. Read More »
Posted by: Robert Polk | More by Robert Polk
Posted October 8, 2012

GUEST: McKinsey & Co. Associate Principal Robert Carey

McKinsey & Co. associate principal Robert Carey last month summarized for attendees to The Beat Live a handful of action items that he believes can move the industry forward. Read More »
Posted by: Robert Carey | More by Robert Carey
Posted October 5, 2012

LETTERS

Two letters follow. In the first, Chicke Fitzgerald responds to a Monday report about a McKinsey consultant's take on direct distribution. The second is in Rolfe Shellenberger's response to a Tuesday ... Read More »
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