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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Posted December 19, 2013

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Posted December 17, 2013

Amex In Europe Connecting Hotel Content System To Corporate OBTs

American Express Business Travel in Europe finally is connecting its HotelHub portal to corporate online booking tools. Announced in 2007 for Amex agents, the HotelHub interface brings together hotel content from global distribution systems and other sources and is meant to optimize hotel booking workflow. Read More »
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Posted December 12, 2013

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Posted December 6, 2013

BA Threatens Fees, Content Withdrawal As Travelport Deal Nears End

Dueling client memos are a fixture of late-stage negotiations between airlines and global distribution systems. On Friday, British Airways and Travelport kept the tradition alive ahead of the scheduled Dec. 10 expiration of their full-content distribution agreement. Read More »
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Posted December 4, 2013

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Posted December 4, 2013
Christophe Peymirat

INTERVIEW: Egencia SVP Christophe Peymirat

Expedia's Egencia recently announced a move into Turkey and a partnership in the Baltics. The Beat's David Jonas recently spoke with Christophe Peymirat, Egencia senior vice president for EMEA and Asia/Pacific, about the travel management company's global development. Read More »
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Posted November 26, 2013

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Posted November 22, 2013 - Dublin

What's In It For Us? Agencies Of All Stripes Contemplate NDC

Largely absent from the New Distribution Capability discussion among travel agency representatives at IATA's World Passenger Symposium late last month was talk about the death of anonymous shopping and encroachment on data privacy. Instead, the concerns voiced by the agency community focused on the practical: Are we fixing something that's not broken? What's in it for us? Why should we buy in? Read More »
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