Andrew W. Menkes has a 40-year history in the travel industry. He started at TWA, founded New York-based agency Priority Travel and held various regional and executive positions at mega travel agencies. In 1997 Andy became Republic New York Corporation's first VP of global travel management where he pioneered the ARC-accredited Corporate Travel Department and corporate-direct electronic airline ticket purchases. He then formed Partnership Travel Consulting where he created the Managed Travel Index and the Travel Sourcing Index. He's also been in leadership roles for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and the National Business Travel Association. Business Travel News in 2014 inducted Andy into its Business Travel Hall of Fame. Connect with Andy on LinkedIn.