Posted February 23, 2015

Travelport 'On Track' To Derive One-Third Of GDS Revenue From Non-Air Sources

Travelport is "on track" to derive one-third of global distribution system revenue from sources other than airline bookings by 2018, CFO Philip Emery said Monday during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. Read More »
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Posted February 19, 2015

DOJ Prevails In Antitrust Lawsuit, Amex Vows Appeal

The judge overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against American Express ruled Thursday that provisions in its merchant agreements violate federal law and "constitute unreasonable restraints on trade." Read More »
Posted February 18, 2015

Virgin America Readies Dynamically Priced Seats And Ancillary Bundles

Virgin America during the next few months will add pricing-automation capabilities through its Sabre reservations system that will allow it to bundle ancillary offers and variably price premium seats, president and CEO David Cush said in the carrier's earnings call on Wednesday. Read More »
Posted February 18, 2015

Sabre's 'Soft' Quarter For GDS Business Should Make Way For 2015 Gains

Sabre Travel Network's fourth-quarter revenue declined modestly year over year, but that was more than offset by gains in the firm's growing Airline and Hospitality Solutions business, according to financial results released Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted February 13, 2015
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INTERVIEW: ARC President And CEO Mike Premo

There are some lingering "myths" about ARC, said president and CEO Mike Premo, and chief among them is that the firm does little more than transaction settlement between airlines and agencies. Read More »
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Posted February 12, 2015

Why TMCs Need a Dramatically Different Sales Approach

Ever notice how travel management companies (TMCs) have a hard time selling their value? TMCs compete on the wrong metric, and they sell to the wrong people. Read More »
Posted February 12, 2015

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Posted February 10, 2015

CWT Readies Refreshed Hotel Review Portal

If Carlson Wagonlit Travel's Hotel Intel was designed to test if a travel management company can angle the premise of a TripAdvisor to the corporate realm, as well as a way of analyzing company-specific lodging reviews, then, judging by the program's growth, the answer is yes. Read More »
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Posted February 6, 2015

Egencia Crosses $5 Billion In Gross Bookings, Eyes 'Industry Disruption' And 'Opportunistic' M&A

Expedia's corporate travel outlet Egencia reported an 11 percent year-over-year rise in fourth-quarter gross bookings, helping to lift the travel management company over the $5 billion mark for all of last year. Read More »
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Posted February 5, 2015

Hotel Tonight Adapts To Meet 'Promise' Of Mobile Distribution

Since its launch in 2011, mobile app Hotel Tonight has come to epitomize the last-minute hotel booking space: a sleek presentation of same-day deals for travelers seeking same-day bookings. The company in recent months has undergone some changes to increase its appeal to business travelers. Read More »
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