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INTERVIEW: Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson

Sabre's $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, announced in November, is expected to close midyear. Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson sat down with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer last week.

Travelport Headcount Fell Nearly 8 Percent In 2018

The number of full-time employees at global distribution system operator Travelport fell nearly 8 percent to 3,700 at year-end 2018 from 4,000 at the end of 2017, according to disclosures in the company's two most recent annual reports.

GUEST: Travel And Transport Remembers Former CEO Bill Tech

Former Travel and Transport president and CEO Bill Tech died April 1 at the age of 70. Travel and Transport submitted the following remembrance.
INTERVIEW: Certares Founder And Amex GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara (With Special Guest Tom Klein)

INTERVIEW: Certares Founder And Amex GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara (With Special Guest Tom Klein)

Certares founder and American Express Global Business Travel chairman Greg O'Hara sat down with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live to talk about Amex GBT's HRG acquisition and Certares' investment approach and to share other observations on the business.
INTERVIEW: Deem CEO John Rizzo

INTERVIEW: Deem CEO John Rizzo

Last week, Enterprise Holdings—parent of the Alamo, Enterprise and National rental car brands—completed the acquisition of corporate travel booking, ground transportation and expense reporting technology provider Deem. CEO John Rizzo spoke with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer.

GDSs, Airline Systems Work To Enable Nonbinary Gender Booking Options

Each year, the International Air Transport Association and Airlines for America produce a lengthy manual of standards on air ticket reservations and airline interlining. When the major airline trade bodies on June 1 release the 42nd edition, it will outline a new option for gender—X—in addition to the established M and F designators, for male and female.

COMMENT: Millennials Are People Too

Can we please dump the "us" versus "them" discourse relative to the youngest members of the corporate workforce? The dialogue I've been hearing from both inside and outside the industry is fraught with hangups and foolishness, and polls aiming to uncover how Millennials are so different from Boomers and Xers seem only to prove that younger people are different from older people. Shocker!

Serko Lands CWT As Zeno's First U.S. Reseller, More TMCs On The Way

New Zealand-based corporate T&E technology provider Serko landed Carlson Wagonlit Travel as its first reseller of the Zeno travel booking and tech system in the U.S., the companies announced this month.

Cash Flowing, Startups Growing In A Big Year For Corporate Travel Venture Funding

A few years ago, startups going explicitly after the corporate travel market were few and far between. Now, the number of new entrants and tech providers entering is growing, and so is the sum of venture capital behind them.