Posted July 28, 2016

Uber's Former TMC Alleges Breach Of Contract In Lawsuit

Dallas-based travel management company Travel Solutions International on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against former client Uber, seeking nearly $2 million in damages for the transportation network's alleged breach of contract, among other claims. Read More »
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Posted July 28, 2016

As It Moves On From E-Travel, Amadeus Positions 'End-To-End' T&E

Just as Sabre is repositioning its corporate travel assets and reinvigorating its push in self-booking, mobile tools and other business travel areas, so too is global distribution rival Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted July 21, 2016

Sabre Rethinks Its Corporate Travel Assets With Integrated Platform Plan

Sabre has Concur in its sights as it pulls together a mobile-focused corporate offering that brings GetThere's booking capabilities into TripCase, folds in virtual payment capabilities, widens the door to third-party developers, provides deeper ties to expense partners and puts it all in what the company calls a "consumer-grade" wrapper. Read More »
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Posted July 13, 2016

Major Travel Suppliers Buy Into Open Data Exchange From Jeff Katz And BCG

Orbitz Worldwide founding chairman, president and CEO Jeff Katz and Boston Consulting Group are coming out with an ambitious plan for an open-source travel industry operating system that already has won buy-in and investments from American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and United Airlines. Read More »
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Posted July 12, 2016

D'Astolfo Heads Back To Deem To Lead Sales In Post-Grady Era

Tony D'Astolfo has unfinished business. And so, he will return to Deem next week as chief commercial officer to oversee sales, marketing and customer relations as part of the San Francisco-based travel tech company's latest reinvention. Read More »
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Posted July 11, 2016

GUEST: Johnny Thorsen Asks: To Bot Or Not In The Post-App World?

After years of relentless focus on the user experience, a new and interesting trend is emerging in the tech world: Simplicity—and ideally invisibility—is now at the forefront of user engagement. The potential benefits and challenges associated with this philosophy are likely to change the travel industry in dramatic ways. Read More »
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Posted July 7, 2016

CTS Now Wants To Sue Partner Dell In Commission Recovery Ruckus

The past few months have brought several twists and turns to the ongoing legal dispute between estranged hotel commission recovery partners CTS Systems and eCommission Solutions. Among them: A federal court dismissed ECS's first amended complaint against CTS, prompting ECS to re-file claims; ECS settled a related Texas state lawsuit with Dell Marketing; and now, CTS plans to sue partner Dell, for which CTS was a subcontractor, to shift blame in the federal case. Read More »
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Posted June 21, 2016

Jay Walker's Startup Promises Rewards And Savings For Traveler Flexibility

Priceline founder Jay Walker is finally giving the lowdown on Upside, his business travel venture that is opening beta testing today, ahead of a soft launch in mid-September. As he describes it, Upside is a "flexibility engine" that bundles air and hotel packages while rewarding users with gift cards that grow in value the more flexible their travel plans are. For now, the company is targeting the unmanaged set, but Walker sees applicability—down the road, at least—for the managed segment, as well. Read More »
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Posted June 10, 2016

BCD Works On In-Trip Mobile Merchandizing

BCD Travel plans to roll out a merchandizing platform this year to support sales of in-trip services to travelers on their mobile devices, executive vice president of global supplier relations and strategic sourcing Rose Collazo Stratford said during a Travelport customer conference in Miami this week. BCD's mobile system is powered by Travelport-owned Mobile Travel Technologies. Read More »
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Posted June 6, 2016

Uber Cuts Startup's API Access, Asserts Price-Comparison Restrictions

Uber blocked Urbanhail's access to its API after the startup dared to compare Uber's real-time pricing and pickup times with competing ground options like taxis and Lyft. Read More »
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