Author: Jay Campbell

Before starting The Company Dime with David Jonas in 2014, journalist Jay Campbell a decade earlier created travel business newsletter The Beat. In 2006, Jay co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 helped integrate them with Business Travel News. He served as BTN's 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. He would be happy to connect on LinkedIn.

Airline Website Booking For Managed Travel Is One Way To Go

San Diego — Stanford University about two years ago enabled contracted United Airlines rates delivered on the carrier’s website to registered travelers who indicate they’re planning a work trip. Whether a burgeoning model or just another tool in the kit, the program is a work in progress, according to Stanford travel relationship manager Janet Wyer….

Spotnana Integrates With American Airlines To ‘Personalize’ Offers

Travel tech startup Spotnana several weeks ago activated “advanced,” direct integration with American Airlines to give travelers and agents booking and full post-ticketing capabilities, ARC/BSP settlement and access to new products. By using the airline’s NDC-compliant application programming interface from Accelya, the pair went live with offers that are not currently available in Sabre. “We…

CWT Varies Subscription Billing Program As It Entices Visa

Visa, whose corporate travel program was first to “integrate corporate-tailored NDC content at scale through the agency channel,” also has adopted an unorthodox TMC pricing strategy, according to Business Travel News. Visa’s travel management company, CWT, announced a new pricing model in May and an official this week said it had generated a lot of…

Reporter’s Notebook: At GBTA, New Airline Distribution Disenchants

San Diego — Education sessions at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention last month had a few main themes, with risk, sustainability and payment getting lots of attention. Distribution also enjoyed significant airtime, but not the hotel or car rental kind. Airline distribution sessions were packed.  For many, the prevailing feeling was that the…

Challenge The Consultants’ M&A Synergies? ‘You Have Every Right’

San Diego — Managing travel programs and contracts for a company acquiring or getting bought by another is no picnic. That’s fine, suggested veteran travel buyer Colleen Kearney. It’s no time to watch the clouds roll by.  A lot of things are out of the travel manager’s control in such a situation. “Clean” teams tend…

Dorothy Dowling Left Best Western, Will Step Down From GBTA Board

[UPDATE, Sept. 19, 2022: GBTA’s Allied Leadership Council elected Marriott International SVP for global sales Tammy Routh as its president and Avis Budget Group SVP for Americas sales Beth Kinerk as vice president. Routh takes a seat on the GBTA board of directors.] Dorothy Dowling will step down from the Global Business Travel Association board…

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