Welcome to Guest Editor, where The Beat invites industry figures to share and comment on articles of their choosing from around the web. Today's guest is Jay Richmond, Amadeus senior director of global solution consulting and global business agencies for the Americas, who considers business transformation, looks at NDC, contemplates hydrogen fuel cell technology and imagines a chat with FDR.
NDC transactions for Amadeus are at "very low volumes" and represent "a very small percentage of our bookings," CEO Luis Maroto said.
Welcome to Guest Editor, where The Beat invites industry figures to share and comment on articles of their choosing from around the web. Today's guest is Festive Road managing partner Caroline Strachan, who considers unconventional meeting sites, contemplates Barbie and gender equality, considers the possible image problem of travel management, envisions purposeful travel and dreams of a chat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
CWT on Thursday announced a "strategic partnership" with Spotnana through which the mega travel management company will go to market with "a new technology-led global travel solution for customers built on top of Spotnana’s modern infrastructure."
American Airlines is seeing diminished demand and underperformance from large corporate accounts that hold contracts with the carrier. The airline during a quarterly financial results call Thursday counted the ways in which it is building a business plan that is less reliant on the segment.
Stock analysts expect the world's largest travel management company to gain share and outpace the collective competitive set. Analysts also expect American Express Global Business Travel's share price to climb from levels that are hanging down from its public debut.
In March 2020, Revital Kristal and Nir Gurevich were mere months into executive roles at Atriis when they left to found reTravel. Fast forward a couple years, Atriis this week announced it acquired their creation and hired Kristal and Gurevich as chief product officer and chief technology officer, respectively.
American Airlines' direct-booking share climbed more than 10 percentage points in the past four years and is projected to leap another 10 points this quarter, chief commercial officer Vasu Raja said during the airline's quarterly financial results call Thursday.
Amadeus on Friday reported its first-quarter global distribution system booking performance bested its competitive set, and executives returned to a theme featured prominently in pre-pandemic quarterly calls: GDS marketshare gains.
Sabre largely has completed the employee headcount reductions it announced in May, executives said Thursday during a quarterly conference call. The global distribution system operator and travel IT company reported better-than-projected revenue and adjusted earnings, but treks a slow distribution booking recovery and airline IT headwinds as pre-pandemic revenue levels remain elusive.