Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

Author Archives: Jay Campbell

EmpireCLS Revamps Dispatch System To Build Rideshare-Like App

By | August 13, 2018

New Jersey-based chauffeured transportation company EmpireCLS is building new mobile experiences for travelers and affiliates. While the traveler app has familiar ride hailing app features including booking, driver info and car tracking, it’s not meant to deliver “on-demand” pickup as promised by Lyft and Uber. It does give travelers a modern, mobile option for booking EmpireCLS’ brand of… Read More »

PredictX Demos Chat, Voice Interface To Expedite Travel Managers’ Tactical Tasks

By | August 12, 2018

PredictX is demonstrating a chat and voice assistant designed to save corporate managers time seeking answers and sending messages about booked travel. The data analytics firm is talking to potential first adopters for the system, which can use voice or text apps like Facebook Messenger, SMS or Slack. In a briefing, executives showed examples of queries a travel… Read More »

WorldAware (Formerly iJet) Releases Incident App, Acquires Mass Notifications Service

By | August 12, 2018

The travel risk management company formerly known as iJet International is marketing a new mobile app that alerts users to nearby incidents and proximity to crime hot spots. It’s one of a few recent comings and goings at the firm, now known as WorldAware, including the acquisition of BlueLine Grid and the departure of COO John Rose. The… Read More »

Kellogg Company Turns To Agents For Card And Expense Help, Takes A Rocketrip

By | August 9, 2018

Under intense cost containment pressure during the past three years, Kellogg Company senior director of corporate services Cecile Mutch reinvented the travel department and boosted her role along the way. However, she didn’t always get her way. The Michigan-based, $13 billion global cereals and snacks maker in 2015 joined others in its industry with a zero-based budgeting approach to spending.… Read More »

BCD Travel Partners With Non-Employee Travel Specialist Pana

By | August 9, 2018

BCD Travel said it added Pana, the startup specializing in recruiting and other non-employee travel, to its SolutionSource authorized third-party tech and service marketplace. The platform helps iron out the on-boarding process for third-party providers with BCD Travel clients. Existing participants include Freebird, Rocketrip, Tripbam and Yapta. Managing travel for contractors, recruits, interns and the like is challenging because… Read More »

Mike Daly Leaves Deem For Freebird

By | August 8, 2018

Freebird hired as senior vice president of sales Mike Daly, a corporate travel veteran who left Deem after 13 years. Three-year-old, Cambridge, Mass.-based Freebird offers flight disruption protection through travel management companies. When flights are disrupted, Freebird looks for better ways to get customers to their destinations and pays for new tickets from revenues derived from client fees. According… Read More »

Blockskye Tests Blockchain Payment, Settlement And Reporting With ARC, Unnamed Airline

By | August 8, 2018

Blockchain startup Blockskye is running a proof of concept with the Airlines Reporting Corp. and also working with an unnamed airline and Fortune 100 corporate account to build a robust direct-booking and payment program. Blockchain would not enable fare shopping or make bookings. The carrier’s website would handle those computing-intensive processes. Rather, Blockskye would run some of the associated… Read More »