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December 17, 2012 - 09:05 AM ET
Sabre customers can "shop, book and fulfill" American Airlines' new fare fare bundles "using standard Sabre entries," according to a Sabre Travel Network blog post.
Travelport last week also affirmed that the new Choice Essential and Choice Plus fare options are bookable in its channels.
Quantifying the value, or, more precisely, the return on investment, of business trips long has been a sort of Holy Grail in corporate travel. Past research efforts, for example, have used econometric data and other factors to propose that every dollar spent on business travel generates a quantifiable dollar amount in revenue, but the findings never gained wide acceptance.
New York - JetBlue Airways on Wednesday opened its new international arrivals hall extension at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5 here. While JetBlue's international service from New York primarily includes such leisure markets as the Caribbean and Mexico, airline president Robin Hayes said the expansion provides expedited services that would be yet another tool for JetBlue to build on its budding corporate market share. During a preview event for the terminal expansion earlier this month, Hayes, who in February will become CEO, spoke to Business Travel News senior editor Michael B. Baker about the carrier's corporate business growth and its technology initiatives in progress.
Business travelers today are in the midst of one of the great evolutions of travel service delivery. Suppliers have taken advantage of travelers' near-unanimous adoption of mobile technology to deliver products and services—mobile boarding passes, complete mobile itineraries—that even a decade ago would have been hard for those travelers to imagine. And there's more to come, with services like expanded location-based offers and the ability to unlock a hotel room door with a phone in the works.
IHG Owners Association president Eva Ferguson—who has been with the association for 30 years, including nine in her current leadership role—spoke recently with Business Travel News senior editor Michael B. Baker about some of the most recent initiatives facing owners that affect both the look and design of hotels, as well as how owners manage their business mixes.
BCD Travel this month appointed 10-year company vet Craig Bailey to serve as president of its North America operations (encompassing the United States and Canada), overseeing "client management, contracts, budgets and relationships with all other regions," according to the travel management company. His role was created in conjunction with promotions for Mike Janssen (now global COO) and John Snyder (now CEO). Bailey most recently had been BCD Travel's senior vice president of the North America Central region and TBiz. He spoke recently with BTN executive editor David Jonas about account management, technology and the TBiz integration. Excerpts follow.
Business travelers today are in the midst of one of the great evolutions of...