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SAP Concur Talks Spend Management
SAP Concur Talks Spend Management

SAP Concur's Jim Lucier & Mike Koetting talk about Concur's strategic position within SAP's new Intelligent Spend Group, which includes SAP Ariba & Fieldglass; Concur's growth outlook; and Concur's product road map.   ... Keep Reading

ATPCO Hits the Accelerator on Airline Dynamic Pricing
ATPCO Hits the Accelerator on Airline Dynamic Pricing

At its Elevate Conference this month, ATPCO unveiled a dynamic pricing model that enables airlines to more quickly get a larger number of price points out to the market, including personalized pricing. Part of that model includes a road map to what ATPCO calls "continuous pricing," in which airlines no long would... Keep Reading

Etc.venues Heads to NYC & Foresees Additional Expansion
Etc.venues Heads to NYC & Foresees Additional Expansion

London-based meeting and event space company Etc.venues plans to expand to New York by the end of this year with its first of three NYC spaces on Madison Avenue. Construction began in August, and the company grew its U.S. sales team from two members to eight this year. BTN meetings editor Donna M. Airoldi spoke with CEO... Keep Reading

Hotel Terrorist Attacks Expected to Rise
Hotel Terrorist Attacks Expected to Rise

Bob Howell—director and senior advisor of critical operations, global assistance and response for global risk management company WorldAware—believes terrorist attacks on hotels will increase and become more sophisticated. Howell—whose company works with travel managers, travel risk managers, chief security officers, HR and... Keep Reading

Virgin Atlantic Plans Further Alignment with Delta
Virgin Atlantic Plans Further Alignment with Delta

Virgin Atlantic VP of North America Yuli Thompson is nearing the end of her first full year as the leader of commercial operations, including sales, in the U.S. and the Caribbean, and she'll add Brazil to her responsibilities when the carrier starts service between London and Sao Paulo next year. She spoke with BTN... Keep Reading

United President Charts Path Beyond Recent Growth
United President Charts Path Beyond Recent Growth

United Airlines president Scott Kirby is not modest when it comes to his aspirations for the carrier, which he joined about three years ago when he left the same position at American Airlines. "We're not only going to be the best airline in the world but the best airline in the history of aviation," he said. It's a bold... Keep Reading

GDS Will Be Just One Part of Southwest's Corporate Business Strategy
GDS Will Be Just One Part of Southwest's Corporate Business Strategy

Southwest Airlines unveiled a major strategy shift this month when it announced deals to participate in the Amadeus and Travelport global distribution systems, providing content and full booking capabilities for the first time. And on Aug. 15, Southwest announced Phase 2 of its buildup of Hawaii service would launch in... Keep Reading

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