Extending its comprehensive portfolio of applications and technology solutions that are designed to help airlines reduce costs and enterprise risk, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Airline Data Model .
The Oracle Airline Data Model is a standards-based, pre-built database schema that helps airlines optimize the collection, storage, and analysis of passenger data from reservations, sales, operations, loyalty, customer service and finance in their data warehouse.
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The 2012 edition of the Business Travel News Corporate Travel Index, an annual effort to establish business travel per diems for 200 cities around the world, illustrates the tentative recovery experienced in 2011 by the industry. Hotel and food prices throughout all global regions generally rose when compared to 2010 levels, but the magnitude of those increases varied by cost segment and region.
To that end, BTN for the first time separated its roster of Corporate Travel Index cities outside the United States into three regions—theAmericas (excluding the United States); Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia/Pacific. This orientation reflects the operational geographical divisions used by many global companies and facilitates closer comparisons of business travel prices in specific regions.
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In the last ABTN analysis (RIP: the traditional corporate travel policy?), it was suggested that the days of the traditional, mandated travel policy may be numbered. This was based on a growing feeling that the current model was beginning to outlive its time with several factors were forcing change. These were generational and evolutionary but both were driven by rapidly advancing technology.
But if old-style travel policy is “dying” – as one leading industry figure put it – then the obvious next question is what will take its place?
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