Several sources discussing the pending acquisition of HRG by American Express Global Business Travel anticipate the deal to close as designed. Yet, the door is open for another player with sufficient capital and a strategic rationale to make a competing offer.
The following is a proposal to speak at The Beat Live. Rob will speak on a panel discussion about travel management companies. Click here for the conference agenda.
Egencia,Expedia Inc.,Orbitz For Business,Orbitz Worldwide,Rob Greyber,Dean Sivley
Expedia's Egencia next quarter plans to release the first phase of its "next-generation" mobile tools for travelers and managers, Egencia president Rob Greyber told The Beat. Initially providing itineraries and travel information, the mobile suite will be released globally at no added cost for iPhone and mobile web-enabled devices, and Egencia will "look to develop on additional platforms, including Android and BlackBerry, in coming releases."
Join us Sept. 10-12 in Nashville at The Beat Live, featuring keynote presentations with Q&A from Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland and American Express Global Business Travel president Kim Goodman.
Join us Sept. 10-12 in Nashville at The Beat Live, where McKinsey & Co. associate principal Robert (pronounced row-BEAR) Carey will present The Robert Report (pronounced re-PORT or re-PORE—you decide).
This week's announcements of the departures of Egencia's and Orbitz For Business' leaders made me wonder how much at-the-top change each of the biggest-brand travel management companies has endured in recent years. As it turns out, Egencia and Orbitz For Business win in the category of turbulence. Here's a glimpse ...
Part I of this feature detailed the positions of Egencia and Orbitz for Business regarding what ownership in a market really means for multinational TMCs and whether it includes employing the people as well as the technology. Not surprisingly, mega TMC executives saw it differently ...