If it wasn't already clear that Sam was a fundamental piece of Flight Centre's corporate traveler-facing technology offering, take note that the Australian travel agency conglomerate last month paid 4.2 million Australian dollars ($3 million U.S.) to take full ownership of the developer behind Sam, its mobile in-trip management system.
Amadeus is consolidating rail travel content via a new merchant model option for rail providers, a model the company expects could bring together the fragmented Asia/Pacific rail system.
At The BTN Group's Tech Talk conference in Chicago late last month, Microsoft global travel and venue group lead Eric Bailey, Accenture managing director of global travel and events Mary Bastrentaz, Dart Container travel manager Cheryl Benjamin and Liberty Mutual Insurance senior category strategist for procurement and travel Michelle DeCosta discussed online booking systems.
Australia's Corporate Travel Management on Wednesday announced plans to acquire a controlling interest in Asian travel management company Westminster Travel, effective Jan. 31, 2014.
Many say the app store concept has ushered in a new era for mobile device software, but the debate about whether it will be the death of mobile-enabled Web sites isn't over.
Airlines are making progress toward the International Air Transport Association's goal of 100 percent electronic ticketing by the end of 2007, but a skeptical audience at the Universal Air Travel Plan's Airline Distribution 2005 conference here showed that the paperless goal is merely that.