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    1. Activist Investor Pushes for a Travelport Sale to Private Equity

      Activist Investor Pushes for a Travelport Sale to Private Equity

      Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. has taken a stake in Travelport Worldwide Ltd. and is urging the travel technology company to launch a strategic review, including exploring a sale. The New York-based hedge fund believes that Travelport’s stock is undervalued and that several private equity firms might be interested in acquiring it, according to people familiar with the matter...

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    2. Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

      Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford Is Uber’s New Chief Operating Officer

      Post Send Barney Harford , the former chief executive officer of online travel site Orbitz, has been named chief operating officer at Uber Technologies Inc. , making him the second-highest ranking executive at the ride-hailing company. Harford, who sits on the board of airline company United Continental Holdings Inc., will oversee global ride-hailing operations, marketing, customer support, and the company’s food-delivery business...

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    3. United Airlines CEO Made More Money Than His Peers in 2016

      United Airlines CEO Made More Money Than His Peers in 2016

      United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has not had the best year so far in 2017, but in 2016 he led his airline industry peers in one metric — total compensation. Munoz earned $18.7 million in compensation last year, including stock awards, according to United’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Just under $1.2 million of it was salary, with most of the rest coming from incentives, and a bonus tied to his 2015 hiring...

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