Category Archives: Consultants

Air Sourcing Moves Out of the Slow Lane

The big bottleneck in airline sourcing projects is the time and cost of entering detailed airline contract terms.  That will soon change for the better. Fayrnet, a product of Volaro, automates the loading of airline contracts into GDSs. In speaking today … Continue reading

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I’m back in the analytics game with tClara

Many of you know that I sold my last company, Travel Analytics,  back in 2006.  I had a 5-year non-compete, and filled my time doing a fair amount of speaking and training, and of course writing here on whatever caught … Continue reading

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ACTE to Certify Travel Consultants

ACTE is committed to certifying travel consultants, citing a “strong demand” from buyers.  Exactly how this will work, and whether it will be effective, is unclear. I spoke today with Ron DiLeo, ACTE’s new Executive Director, to better understand his … Continue reading

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Is ACTE Headed in the Right Direction?

ACTE sketched out several initiatives this week from its global conference in Berlin. These efforts hope to: Find young talent, Provide an accredited global perspective to travel buyers and suppliers, and Implement a consultant’s certification program. Two weeks earlier, ACTE … Continue reading

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Meetings Analytics – A Much-needed Service

If your firm spends much on meetings and events, you should check out Meetings Analytics.  This young firm does the hard and messy work of gathering, scrubbing and analyzing corporate meeting data, and then analyzes it to identify practical savings … Continue reading

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Sabre’s GetThere Starts Consultancy

News of a new travel consultancy made the rounds today.   Travel consultants come and go, about as often as travel managers lose their jobs.  What makes this announcement noteworthy is that the consultancy is launched by GetThere, and is headed … Continue reading

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