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December 19, 2012 - 10:15 AM ET
Amadeus confirmed that American Airlines' new fare bundles can be accessed and booked in its system. Fellow global distribution system operators
Sabre and Travelport also told travel agencies that AA's Choice Essential and Choice Plus fare options are supported within its systems.
Los Angeles - Accor Hotels senior vice president of global sales Carlo Olejniczak in late July discussed with BTN editor-in-chief Chris Davis the implications of the global hotel company's move to a Salesforce customer relationship management system, the state of corporate negotiations, business travel and meetings demand and Accor's distribution strategy.
"We are building our own expense tool," Steven
Mandelbaum said during a recent phone conversation. "It won't be oriented
around expense reports but around line items." And so it is, yet another ambitious, perhaps audacious,
project for The Advisory Board Co. vice president of business solutions and BTN's 2014 Travel Manager of the Year.
Los Angeles - American Express Global Business Travel president and CEO Bill Glenn took the stage here last month during the Global Business Travel Association's annual convention. During his speech he discussed the ambition to "create the curve." The BTN Group editorial director David Meyer and executive editor David Jonas later sat with Glenn to discuss that point, as well as development of the new Amex GBT, following the creation of a joint venture with outside investors.
Los Angeles - Following his appearance here at the Global Business Travel Association's annual convention, American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker late last month spoke with Business Travel News senior editor Michael B. Baker about the impacts of the American-US Airways merger on corporate share and business, the merger's next steps and possible effects of recent attention to airline route safety.
While nearly all travel managers in a new survey indicated they have a corporate card program in place, and more than a quarter noted a great majority of their organization's travel spending is paid with the card, both those percentages are notably lower at smaller companies.
Denver-based hotel management company Richfield Hospitality in recent weeks promoted senior vice president of sales and revenue strategy Will Loughran to president of the company, a position vacant since former president Greg Mount earlier this year left to lead Red Lion Hotels Corp. Business Travel News lodging editor Michael B. Baker recently spoke to Loughran about his company's revenue management strategies and how they are affecting relationships with corporate business.
Travel management and procurement salaries are up again this year, with an average...