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GUEST: CWT Chief Architect Asks, 'To BPM Or Not To BPM?'

CWT chief architect Valerio Fuschini submitted this guest column on corporate travel and Business Process Management.
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Qantas Gets Expansive Agency Buy-In For New Commercial Model, Launching Next Month

Qantas has reached agreements with travel agencies representing 90 percent of the airline's global agency revenue on a new commercial model that takes effect Aug. 1, Qantas executive manager of sales and distribution Igor Kwiatkowski this week told The Beat.
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Fastest Among The World's 20 Largest Airports From International Flight Arrival To Chauffeured Car

Fastest Among The World's 20 Largest Airports From International Flight Arrival To Chauffeured Car
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Festive Road's Paul Tilstone Wins The Beat Live Keynote Vote

The Beat subscribers chose Festive Road managing partner Paul Tilstone to deliver a keynote address at The Beat Live, taking place in New York from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19.
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Wilson Out As Travelport CEO, To Be Succeeded By Former Sabre Exec Greg Webb

Former Sabre executive Greg Webb on Aug. 1 will succeed Gordon Wilson as CEO of Travelport, the company announced Tuesday.
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Amex GBT's Proposed German Acquisition Could Augur More, As It Aligns Affiliates With HRG

American Express Global Business Travel last week announced plans to acquire German midmarket travel management company DER Business Travel for an undisclosed sum. Amex GBT CEO Doug Anderson in an interview Wednesday said GBT could expand its wholly owned agency footprint into "three or four more markets around the world."
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Flight Experience Areas In Which Travelers Choose Human Customer Service Over Tech Automation

Flight Experience Areas In Which Travelers Choose Human Customer Service Over Tech Automation
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Former Sabre Exec Strikes Plea Deal For Wire Fraud

A former Sabre exec pleaded guilty to wire fraud after allegedly fabricating invoices and embezzling $5.9 million from the company over a four-year period.
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Delta Gives A Nod To More Value-Based GDS Pricing, Current Model 'Entrenching The Status Quo'

Value. It's the watchword in airline distribution these days. The topic came up this week at a Sabre client event in Las Vegas, where Sabre Travel Network chief commercial officer Roshan Mendis interviewed Delta managing director of distribution strategy Jeff Lobl.
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Sabre Eyes A New Approach To Low-Cost Carrier Content

Sabre plans to expand the range of low-cost carrier content it serves up to agency and corporate users of its global distribution system.
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