PhocusWire's theme months for 2019 - all in one place
PhocusWire's theme months for 2019 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2019
This year we continued our coverage on key trends and added regions into the mix on our theme months. Here are the highlights from those months. Read More
News | Technology
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Q&A: BCD Travel's Yannis Karmis on innovation, new tech, threats to legacy TMCs
By Mitra Sorrells | August 30, 2019
BCD Travel's senior vice president of product strategy and development, Yannis Karmis, discusses emerging technologies, NDC, digital identity and more. Read More
News | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Ariel Cohen of TripActions
By Mitra Sorrells | August 29, 2019
TripActions is only four years old, but the company is definitely playing in the big leagues, valued at more than $4 billion on more than $450 million in funding in the last 18 months and making moves... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Q&A: Southwest Airlines on its GDS, corporate business strategy
By Business Travel News  | August 29, 2019
Southwest Airlines president Tom Nealon spoke with BTN about the airline's decision to participate in the Amadeus and Travelport global distribution systems. Read More
News | Distribution
Kudos Travel Technology and Amadeus partner to boost business travel offering
Kudos Travel Technology and Amadeus partner to boost business travel offering
By Linda Fox | August 28, 2019
The Australia-based company and Amadeus say they’re combining their technology and will bring new developments to market. Read More
News | Technology
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Business travel, part 5: The evolution to "any channel" management
By Mitra Sorrells | August 28, 2019
Experts predict changes to both business models and how technology is used will together open new options for business travel management for both travelers and companies. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Kurt Ekert of CWT
By Linda Fox | August 27, 2019
Kurt Ekert took the reins of CWT in April 2016. He has spent many years in the travel technology and distribution industry including a number of senior roles at Travelport. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Business travel, part 4: How data management can minimize trip "leakage"
By Mitra Sorrells | August 26, 2019
Data management tools are enabling corporate travel managers to capture and analyze data from off-channel bookings to minimize leakage. Read More
News | Technology
Why loyalty programs are key to meeting business travelers' demands
Why loyalty programs are key to meeting business travelers' demands
By Phil Seward - Collinson  | August 23, 2019
With demand for business travel only continuing to increase, airlines, airports and hotels are turning towards their loyalty programs to address the needs of these frequent fliers. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Short-term rental management startup Frontdesk gets $2.75M for aggressive expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 22, 2019
Short-term rental management company Frontdesk has received funding of $2.75 million to expand. Read More
News | Startups
Business travel, part 3: How technology is improving risk management
Business travel, part 3: How technology is improving risk management
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Artificial intelligence and mobile technology are improving both the quality of risk management information that business travelers can receive and the speed at which they receive it. Read More
News | Technology
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Could digital ID be the key to achieving a frictionless travel experience?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Amadeus traveler ID innovation manager Laurent Conjat says digital identity is coming and will add efficiency and remove friction at every step of the traveler's journey.  Read More
News | Technology
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Sounding Off: True innovation in business travel is more than cosmetic
By PhocusWire | August 16, 2019
The number of startups targeting the corporate travel market in recent years is interesting. It is a sector full of pain points and frustration for business travelers and those trying to manage their... Read More
Interview | Online
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Travelport, BCD, Hyatt test blockchain for hotel commission settlement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Travelport, in partnership with BCD Travel and Hyatt, is developing a blockchain system for hotel commission settlement. Read More
News | Technology
CEO interview Amex GBT Doug Anderson
In The Big Chair - Doug Anderson of American Express Global Business Travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2019
The CEO of the global TMC discusses business travel pain points, the impact of NDC in the corporate channel and new startups entering the market. Read More
Interview | Online