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The Beat Research: The Year In Corporate Travel Technology

To assess major technology concepts and examine how they are applied within the corporate travel ecosystem, The Beat this year handpicked a few dozen experts attuned to trends in technology and travel to rate the coming relevance of seven computer science and tech fields.
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The Beat Research: Today's Corporate Travel Agent

The Beat published research this week to uncover the challenges they face, their daily demands, what motivates them, which technologies they use, how their performance is assessed and how they view their position in the market.

The Beat Research: Top TMC Investment Priorities

Travel management companies come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own mission, identity, product portfolio, geographic footprint and client base. Despite their distinguishing factors, TMCs share commonalities in near-term business investments, according to research published this week by The Beat.

Webinar: The Beat Presents Today's Corporate Travel Agent

Please join The Beat on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1:00 p.m. EDT for a 60-minute webinar to review its latest research, Today's Corporate Travel Agent.

Which GDS Finds The Lowest Fare? Depends On The Study

Of all the global distribution systems, Sabre will find the lowest fare more often than the competition, at least according to analysis Sabre commissioned and announced this week. Not surprisingly, competitors disputed the conclusions and quibbled with the methodology of the study, conducted by Munich-based consultancy Dr. Fried & Partner
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Let The Voting Begin: Keynote Submissions Are In For The Beat Live

Each year, we ask readers to help us build The Beat Live. Your feedback will determine one keynote speaker, identify the recipients of our annual Readers' Choice awards and formulate questions for industry executives taking the stage at the Dallas-area Omni Frisco Hotel Oct. 2-4. An array of industry pundits submitted pitches on what each would discuss in a keynote address at The Beat Live. Only the top vote getter lands a solo stint on stage, but a few runners-up will participate in The Views panel discussion.

BEAT SHEET: WorldMate Discontinued; Sabre's Suits; Res System Vulnerabilities; Agent Outlook

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers.

Evercore Equity Analysts See Huge Competitive Advantages For Amadeus, Downgrade Competitors

Evercore ISI equity analysts this week upgraded the outlook for Amadeus but lowered outlooks for its primary competitors: Sabre and Travelport.

GUEST: Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics: Why U.K. Gender Pay Gap Reporting Is All Three

Festive Road managing partner Caroline Strachan submitted the following thoughts on gender pay reporting in the U.K. The Beat this month covered how several travel management companies, travel tech firms, airline operators and hoteliers performed on the U.K. government's measure.

Amadeus Outpaces GDS Market In The Third Quarter

The market for global distribution system worldwide air bookings among major operators expanded 3 percent during the third quarter, and Amadeus once again grew faster than the market, the company reported Friday.