Posted April 19, 2018

Sabre: Airlines Need To Address Gaps In NDC APIs

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability initiative is treading a path to critical mass. Each of the global distribution system operators is supporting that endeavor and working to adapt airlines' NDC-based application programming interfaces into their environments. Read More »
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Posted April 17, 2018

Megas Mimic Amex GBT's Non-GDS Booking Fee For Clients

BCD Travel revealed details of a new worldwide fee program to handle for clients airline bookings made outside global distribution systems. BCD joins other mega travel management companies: Carlson Wagonlit Travel broadly enacted a similar initiative last month, following American Express Global Business Travel's move in 2016 to institutionalize fees for bookings that don't conform to industry booking standards. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2018

IATA Publishes List Of 'Leaderboard' Airlines For NDC

The International Air Transport Association released a list of 20 airlines that are part of its Leaderboard initiative for New Distribution Capability adoption. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2018

Survey: Agents Happy With GDSs, Bullish On Travel Volume

Travel agents in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand generally are pleased with the functionality, including searchability, of their global distribution system providers and consider their countries' economies strong enough to support increasing travel spending, according to a new Cowen survey of travel agents in those countries. Read More »
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Posted April 4, 2018

How Travel Companies Perform On Gender Pay In The U.K.

Companies that have 250 or more employees based in the U.K. are required to disclose gender pay gap data. The Beat examined figures and additional disclosures from several airlines, hoteliers, travel management companies and technology companies. Read More »
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Posted April 2, 2018

As Distribution Evolves, Europe Opens Complex Review Of GDS Regulations

The European Commission is reviewing "all provisions" of its code of conduct for computerized reservations systems, which is the governing regulation for global distribution systems in the European Union. Read More »
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Posted March 30, 2018

Amadeus, Travelport Finalize Private Channel Deals With Air France-KLM

Amadeus and Travelport this week confirmed they have individually reached private-channel agreements with Air France-KLM. Read More »
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Posted March 28, 2018

Southwest To Expand Business Travel Channels, Upside Lands Access

Business travel entrant Upside last week revealed in a mobile app update that Southwest Airlines bookings "are now available for work travel." Southwest's testing with Upside is "very early days," said Dave Harvey, the carrier's managing director of business development. Read More »
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Posted March 23, 2018

IATA 'Leader Board' Airlines Get Ready To Push Real NDC Transaction Volume

IATA is establishing a program for what it called Leader Board airlines engaged with NDC. These carriers each will commit to delivering at least 20 percent of their volume through NDC-capable application programming interfaces by 2020. Read More »
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Posted March 22, 2018

ARC Sees EMDs On The Wane, Basic Economy Is A Culprit

The number of electronic miscellaneous documents processed through ARC has been declining on a year-over-year basis for much of the past half year. This followed several years of astounding growth rates, albeit from a very low base. ARC CEO Mike Premo said the rise of basic economy fare products, which restrict the purchase of ancillary add-ons, is a major factor. Read More »
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