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Sabre President Kurt Ekert: ‘We Want GetThere To Be A Showcase’ For NDC

Estimated reading time: 16 minutes The Company Dime co-founder Jay Campbell on Friday interviewed Sabre president Kurt Ekert by videoconference. Among other issues, Ekert talked about a starring role for Sabre’s GetThere corporate booking tool, hope for near-term adoption of the New Distribution Capability, an “arms race” for corporate travel management companies and how Sabre’s…

With Google ITA, Deem Presents Clients A New Choice For Shopping Southwest

[CORRECTION, Oct. 19, 2022: The original version of this article included outdated information about some Southwest Airlines leisure routes not available to Deem users via certain shopping channels. There are no longer any such restrictions.] Southwest Airlines early this year began “limited” participation in the Google ITA QPX airfare search and shopping system. Corporate online…

For Deem And Others, Accessibility Is About Leveraging Mobile, Standards And Big Tech

As corporate travel event organizers and information providers continued to highlight Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the needs of travelers with disabilities this year came to the fore. The BTN Group this summer ran an online event diving into the challenges of accessibility in travel. The topic found its way to other trade publications and one…

Google Raises The Bar On Provision Of Point-Of-Sale Emissions Data

Google Flights search results include estimated carbon emissions as of this month. Though some questioned the data and the methodology behind it, many welcomed the development as the travel industry claims a laser focus on environmental protection. Meanwhile, Serko is among the corporate booking tool providers with new point-of-sale emissions displays.  More travel managers are…

Op Ed: Stefan Wälde On Why ‘Request To Pay,’ Europe’s Answer To PayPal, Apple And Google, Will Change Payment Processes

In this guest post, Stefan Wälde of AirPlus offers a primer on Request to Pay and highlights its potential for commercial transactions. In the digital age, customers have many options for paying for their products and services. For this reason alone, it was important and right that the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) was implemented…

What Is A Flying Car?

By Cade Metz, a technology correspondent covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics and virtual reality, and Erin Griffith, who reports on technology startups and venture capital. It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing — like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway. It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane….

To Fill Millions Of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

Steve Lohr has covered technology, business and economics for The New York Times for more than 20 years. He is the author of “Data-ism” and “Go To.” We’re republishing his article here as part of our “570” package on corporate travel jobs. Rachelle Katchenago of Menasha, Wisc., lost her job as a call-center contract worker…

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