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Quelling Concur Rumors, SAP Chief Highlights Organic Growth

SAP CEO Bill McDermott's comments Wednesday at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Technology Conference in Las Vegas served more to extinguish rumors that his company might buy Concur than to fan them.

Sabre Opens API Access For Sabre Red; GetThere And TripCase To Follow

Sabre is opening developer access to the application programming interfaces that underlie its Sabre Red Workspace agent desktop. This will let third-party developers and Sabre subscribers customize its off-the-shelf desktop or create their own agent desktops. Sabre plans to take a similar approach with its TripCase itinerary management mobile app and GetThere corporate booking tool, though those time lines are not yet firm.

Uber's Former TMC Alleges Breach Of Contract In Lawsuit

Dallas-based travel management company Travel Solutions International on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against former client Uber, seeking nearly $2 million in damages for the transportation network's alleged breach of contract, among other claims.

Casto Bets On Subscription Pricing, Bot Interactions For Traveler-Centric Proposition

Casto Travel CEO Marc Casto is over the transaction-based model that has dominated travel management company pricing for so long. Like a few other advocates for a shift, including AmTrav Corporate Travel and Executive Travel, he is attracted to a per-traveler, per-month "membership" model.
The Beat Live 2011

The Beat Live 2011

Mark your calendar! The Beat Live 2011 will take place Sept. 19-21 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. We're working on speakers and will post updates as they confirm...

Amadeus EVP Chereque To Retire

Amadeus commercial executive vice president Philippe Chérèque plans to retire from the company at the end of this year, he told attendees at The Beat Live in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

'Schizophrenic' Economy, Distribution Mix Skews Hotel Rate Growth Potential

Las Vegas - Analysts and consultants urged InterContinental Hotels Group owners attending the company's Americas Investors and Leadership Conference here to "trust the data" in pushing up hotel rates and to question conventional wisdom as to the value to the bottom line of online travel agencies.

Speak At The Beat Live!

Got an opinion or idea? Of course you do! Here's your chance to speak in person to our influential audience of corporate travel and technology executives at The Beat Live in September, by submitting a pitch for our 2011 Keynote Vote.At this year's The Beat Live conference in Las Vegas, Sept. 19-21, one of our keynote presentations will be delivered by a speaker chosen by popular vote among readers of The Beat. We did this last year, too, when the highest vote-getter was Ron DiLeo of ACTE. He f
Keynote Speakers Confirmed, Registration Opens For The Beat Live

Keynote Speakers Confirmed, Registration Opens For The Beat Live

Join us in Las Vegas Sept. 19-21 at The Beat Live, featuring keynote appearances by Concur Chairman and CEO Steve Singh, Amadeus EVP for Commercial Philippe Chérèque and Carlson Wagonlit Travel President for Suppliers, Products and Technology Andrew Winterton.Register here: www.thebeat.travel/liveDo you want candid commentary on the latest industry issues affecting corporate travel management companies, corporate travel buyers, travel suppliers and other travel technology firms? Th

TMCs Weigh Options On American's Distribution Model

Travel management companies are assessing American Airlines' proposal to pay agencies $2 per segment for transactions processed through its Farelogix-powered New Distribution Capability pipe. While the incentive amount from American is clear, the cost and effort agencies would shoulder to facilitate NDC connections is anything but.