Posted in Careers Policy

Ted Perlstein On Getting Involved In Politics

Today’s advisor is Ted Perlstein, vice president of sales and marketing at AmTrav. His guidepost encourages those involved in travel to examine how elected officials…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

United Offers Low, Flexible Coach Fares But Makes Them Hard For Intermediaries To Reach

United Airlines on its website has been offering low, refundable fares to compete against rival carriers. If you know where to look, you can find…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

GDS Private Channel Concerns, Challenges U.S. Travel Management Companies

[UPDATE, Nov. 21, 2017: A Delta Air Lines official confirmed that its seat availability is is “identical across carriers, to the last available seat” with…

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Posted in Culture Policy Productivity

Finding The Logic In Airfare Policies

The question of what’s logical in a lowest logical airfare policy has always had more than one answer. There’s much more now for program managers…

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Posted in Payment

Concur Poised For Self-Booking Virtual Payment

[UPDATE, Aug. 21, 2017: Concur plans in September to run virtual payment pilots with travel management companies that have gone through a “readiness” program. In…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Teleconference 5: Inside TMC Economics

Inside TMC Economics Jan. 12, 2017 Special 90-minute episode Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! Listen to a recording of the live teleconference. During…

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Posted in Methods Negotiating Reporting

Unused Tickets Still Require (Micro) Management

Back in the day, business travelers used physical airline tickets. This helped, though did not ensure, that when non-refundable tickets went unused, credits would be…

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