Category Archives: Suppliers

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 »

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 »

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 »

American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Join Amadeus NDC Program

By | August 8, 2018

American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel partnered with Amadeus for its NDC-X program. The two global travel management companies will work with the global distribution system provider to test usage of New Distribution Capability-enabled connections. “This will help GBT prepare to implement the industrialized version of the solution, which will include servicing capabilities, in 2019,” according to… Read More »

Sabre Signs AA, American Express GBT, CWT And Flight Centre To Build Out NDC Workflows

By | August 7, 2018

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group joined with Sabre to develop, integrate and test New Distribution Capability-enabled offers and orders. Under the program, called Beyond NDC, these launch partners and Sabre would seek to integrate NDC with the “retailing, distribution and fulfillment systems that support the travel ecosystem,” according to a… Read More »

United Names Cefolia To Replace Hilfman

By | August 6, 2018

United Airlines named Jake Cefolia senior vice president of worldwide sales, taking over for the retiring Dave Hilfman. Hilfman will continue to advise United through the end of the year. Cefolia has been with United since 2007, most recently as VP of sales for the Americas. Before joining United, he held various sales leadership roles at Northwest Airlines and British… Read More »