David Jonas

David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.

Author Archives: David Jonas

Amadeus Adds American Airlines, BCD Travel To NDC Program

By | August 13, 2018

Continuing the furious pace of NDC-related announcements around the industry, Amadeus said American Airlines and BCD Travel agreed to join its NDC-X program. AA is the first North America-based carrier to commit. BCD joins U.S.-based American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and Australia’s Flight Centre. For Amadeus, like Sabre and Travelport, incorporating NDC means mitigating content… Read More »

Deem To Push Hotel, Ground Attachment With Mobile Messaging Service

By | August 8, 2018

Deem is working on mobile messaging to remind travelers to book hotels and ground transportation if they didn’t do so when making an airline reservation. The company plans to make it available through Apple iOS and Google Android messaging applications starting in the fourth quarter. Deem will expand the service in 2019 to cover flight changes and dining.… Read More »

Delta Asserts Support Of GDSs, Targets This Year To Test New APIs

By | August 3, 2018

Delta Air Lines expects to start piloting its new application programming interfaces with distribution intermediaries by the end of the year. While those APIs will be available to other aggregators, the focus is on global distribution systems. “For the Delta distribution strategy, which may differ from others, we view GDSs as consumers of the overwhelming amount of our… Read More »

Abacus Resolved Legal Dispute With Expensify Ahead Of Acquisition

By | August 1, 2018

Expense management system providers Abacus Labs and Expensify in June agreed to end a patent infringement suit brought by the latter a year earlier. The suit sought to recover damages from Abacus’ alleged infringement of Expensify patents related to scanning receipts and matching them to credit card data. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New… Read More »

New Conferma App Provides Self-Service Virtual Card Creation

By | July 31, 2018

Conferma relaunched its TripPay Android and iOS mobile app with a new name and some new features. Now called Conferma Pay, it is “the first app to support creating and receiving of virtual cards for business on a mobile device across multiple banking partners,” according to the company’s website. As with pre-existing virtual cards, the app generates single-use numbers… Read More »

Concur Preps New Expense Interface For All Users

By | July 26, 2018

By next spring, all SAP Concur expense management system customers must switch to a “NextGen” version featuring an updated user interface. A “preview period” is underway and scheduled to run to September 2018. General availability would follow ahead of the March 29, 2019, mandatory cutover for all all users. According to company info, the new UI is “designed… Read More »