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key to developing a successful travel program in Latin America is maintaining
interpersonal contact with senior leaders and travelers, many travel management
professionals say. For professional...
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travel programs, so when a technology company promises significant air spend
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management system provider ExpenseCloud teamed with a third party to white-label
ExpenseCloud Travel, a travel booking tool.
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provider Salesforce.com. AA vice president...
A Global Business Travel Association member is
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board of directors through elections, instead of automatically seating the
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Phoenix - US Airways president Scott Kirby last week during
the company's first-quarter earnings call said the carrier's Choice Seats
product has become "a big revenue line," on track to garner $100
million in 2013. That projection is modest, Kirby told BTN, as it assumes
revenue only from current distribution channels, a list that is expanding. US
Airways last week announced that Fareportal, an e-commerce company that
operates online travel agency CheapOair.com, began selling the product as per
the carrier's distribution agreement with Sabre. Kirby last week sat down with
BTN senior editor Jay Boehmer during a US Airways media event here to discuss
corporate relationships and distribution.
nimble a corporate travel program might be, changes to its culture inevitably
occur more slowly than did the rapid, massive embrace by business travelers of
mobile technology. With smartphones ubiquitous and tablets rapidly gaining in
popularity, corporations have had no choice but to at least consider the impact
of mobile services on their travel programs, but no consensus has been reached
on the proper role of mobile technology.
Cornerstone Information Systems on Tuesday
announced the hiring of former Prime Numbers Technology president Rock Blanco
as vice president for product innovation and marketing. Two days later,
Boston-area travel management company Atlas Travel revealed it would move Prime
Numbers and its Travel GPA data reporting solution into an "umbrella"
company, alongside the TMC, called Atlas Travel & Technology Group.
JetBlue Airways plans to launch next year a premium
product on transcontinental services connecting New York and Boston to San
Francisco and the Los Angeles area, chief commercial officer Robin Hayes said Wednesday
during a meeting with Wall Street analysts and media.
Los Angeles - Loews Hotels during the past year
accelerated its growth by adding about a half-dozen new properties through
acquisition and development. "It's been a little bit different for this
company," said Troy Furbay, then Loews' executive vice president of
acquisitions and development, during an interview here in January at the
Americas Lodging Investment Summit. "If you look at the last 10 years,
Loews hasn't been that acquisitive, but we changed that pretty quickly."
Promoted this month to chief investment officer, Furbay is one of several
executives to join Loews during the past couple of years, all of whom are
charged with increasing the brand's footprint. An edited transcript of his
interview with BTN lodging editor Michael B. Baker follows.
nimble a corporate travel program might be, changes to its culture...