Posted May 3, 2012

Taking Back The Webinar: The Beat Launches Quarterly Webcast

Several years ago, my company started exploring webinars. We had an internal debate about how much influence over content a sponsor should have. I argued "none," insisting that a webinar is no different than other editorial products, be they magazines, newspapers or news websites. They sponsor it but don't know what the content will be. All they know is our general focus, our ethics and our news orientation. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted April 26, 2012

Personalization Versus Surprise!

I attended the Innovation in Airline Distribution 2012 Conference right here in my home city of Miami. The conference organizers did an admirable job of pulling together a nice balance of the provocative and the educational. I, of course, was part of the educational track. Read More »
Posted by: Jim Davidson | More by Jim Davidson
Posted April 2, 2012


Sabre Travel Network senior vice president Chris Kroeger submitted this letter in response to the interview with US Airways senior vice president of marketing and planning Andrew Nocella. Read More »
Posted March 27, 2012


TRX president and CEO Shane Hammond submitted this letter in response to Amon Cohen's recent commentary entitled, "The Role Of TMCs In A New Age Of Data Aggregation." Read More »
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


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
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