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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.
American Airlines will transition its AAdvantage loyalty program from a mileage-based model to a revenue-based one in the second half of 2016.
Uber is expanding its UberEVENTS tool, which allows meeting and event planners to manage guest transportation payment centrally, the company announced today.
On Wednesday, serviced apartments provider BridgeStreet Global
Hospitality announced it had entered into an exclusive partnership
with Airbnb. It’s the first time a deal has been struck between the
sharing-economy housing provider and a serviced apartments company—or any
global lodging brand, for that matter. The companies are in test mode, adding a
portion of BridgeStreet’s portfolio of 50,000 units to the Airbnb for Business
platform, but they expect to go live for bookings in “30 to 40 days,”
BridgeStreet CEO Sean Worker told BTN
lodging editor Julie Sickel.
Travel buyers' average compensation has risen 5
percent since summer 2014, to $110,000, and their satisfaction with salary and
benefits lifted with the tide. Median income rose 6 percent to $103,000.
BTN named its annual list
of Best Practitioners in July. Along with our Travel Manager of the Year, these
four individuals elevated the practice of travel management. Their best
practices and innovation initiatives have changed the course of travel
management for their organizations and portend travel management trends for
others. BTN sat with Travel Manager of the Year, Eric Bailey, who is
Microsoft global travel and venue group lead, as well as Cisco Systems director
of global travel Susan Lichtenstein, Fore founder and Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation senior manager of global travel Pam Massey, BP global travel
services procurement manager Lisa Stanford and T-Mobile travel, expense and
card senior manager Robert Jacobsen.
Ray LaHood, U.S.
Secretary of Transportation from 2009 to 2013, joined U.S. regional air
transportation network OneJet as a senior advisor in late August, following his
deputy secretary, John Porcari, who became an advisor for the company earlier
this year. Both LaHood and Porcari spoke with BTN transportation editor Michael B. Baker about the model’s
potential effect on corporate travel growth.
The mobile migration is complete. Only two of
the 300 travelers queried in...