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.
Former Sabre executive Greg Webb on Aug. 1 will succeed Gordon Wilson as CEO of Travelport, the company announced Tuesday.
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."
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.
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.
Sabre plans to expand the range of low-cost carrier content it serves up to agency and corporate users of its global distribution system.
TripActions' prowess for fundraising is on display again. After pulling in $154 million in Series C funding in November, the growth-hungry digital travel management company today announced its Series D funding round of $250 million from the same crop of investors, led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Co-founder and CEO Ariel Cohen spoke with The Beat.
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