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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.
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.
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.
A difficult negotiating climate has not soured
corporate travel buyers' attitudes...