After months of lockdown, the allure of travel has never been stronger. At the same time, the necessity of travel has never been so much under question, writes American Express Global Business Travel CEO Paul Abbott.
Why are the global distribution systems still paying us? When we're the ones using their software, their technology, shouldn't we be paying them? This is a question I have been asking for a number of years, writes Aash Shravah, general manager of travel management company JTB Business Travel.
Edward Hasbrouck, a consultant to The Identity Project, a program of the First Amendment Project, submitted the following letter in response to an article this week.
A relative newcomer to the corporate travel industry, Fox World Travel CIO Sam Hilgendorf submitted this column on the New Distribution Capability initiative and its implications for airline distribution, the travel supply chain and corporate travel.
Everyone loves options. But over the past decade buyers have had very little variety in choosing a travel management company. The traditional TMC for decades has been offering the same online booking tool integrations, the same transaction fee pricing and the same savings-oriented analytics. The traveler is the last consideration in this model. But change is finally in the air, writes AmTrav president Craig Fichtelberg.
At The Beat Live this month, Lumo CEO Bala Chandran delivered a brief address on the applicability and ethics of artificial intelligence in the travel industry and beyond. Lumo taps machine learning techniques to predict flight delays, but Chandran warned that there is a lot of "bad AI" out there.
CWT chief architect Valerio Fuschini submitted this guest column on corporate travel and Business Process Management.
The Travel Technology Association submitted a letter in response to remarks by International Air Transport Association VP Doug Lavin covered in an April 17 article.
Former Travel and Transport president and CEO Bill Tech died April 1 at the age of 70. Travel and Transport submitted the following remembrance.
Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson kicked off The Beat Live event this month and addressed airline control and commercial models in the context of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard-making endeavor.