Posted February 26, 2014

Australia's CTM Claims To Be Winning More Accounts From Mega TMCs

Australia's Corporate Travel Management in recent years has pursued acquisitions in an effort to build a footprint competitive with the world's largest corporate agencies. Reporting another set of strong financial metrics for the fiscal half ending Dec. 31, executives on Wednesday discussed rapid progress in integrating U.S. acquisitions and sounded quite bullish on its prospects in Asia following the purchase of most of Westminster Travel. Read More »
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Posted February 19, 2014

CWT Blames U.S. Sequester For 2013 Sales, Transaction Dip

Sales volume at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in 2013 fell 2.7 percent year over year to $26.9 billion, the travel management company announced Wednesday, and global transactions declined 2.3 percent to 60.3 million. CWT said sales and transaction figures would have grown—thanks in part to new business sales of $1.9 billion and a claimed client retention rate of 98 percent—had it not been for the federal budget sequestration in the United States. Read More »
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Posted February 13, 2014

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Posted January 30, 2014

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Posted January 29, 2014

TripLingo Completes Shift To Corporate Market

Language learning app TripLingo on Wednesday released the third version of its mobile app, an upgrade designed to appeal to enterprise corporate users, travel management companies and other "channel partners," according to founder and CEO Jesse Maddox. Read More »
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Posted January 27, 2014

Amadeus Progressing On Airline Ancillary Fulfillment Strategies

Amadeus this month reported progress for its ancillary services projects ongoing with American, United and Delta. Those XML-based connections aren't going to use the Electronic Miscellaneous Document standard, but several other airlines now are set up to do so, and for the first time can sell ancillary services to North American Amadeus subscribers. Read More »
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Posted January 16, 2014

As In All Things Ryanair, 'Low Cost' Paramount For GDS Participation

Ryanair's pivot to attract more business travelers could return the carrier's fares and inventory to one or more of the primary global distribution systems, but befitting the no-frills airline, achiev... Read More »
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Posted January 16, 2014

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Posted January 15, 2014

Magnuson Expands Hotel Reservations System Into The United States

Hotel service supplier Magnuson Worldwide this week is introducing its reservations system platform to selected U.S. metro market hotels, with an eye on further global expansion. Read More »
Posted January 10, 2014

Virgin Backs Off Web-Only Seat Assignments, Exempts Corporate Bookings From New Fee

Following pushback from commercial clients, Virgin Atlantic is backing away from a revised policy in which it planned to no longer accept advance seat assignments via global distribution system channels. Read More »
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