Posted March 16, 2018

AA, BA Prep Supplier-Direct Connections To Concur TripLink

It has been slow going for airlines to make good on commitments to enable Concur TripLink connections for bookings made on their direct websites, but a couple are gearing up to launch. Read More »
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Posted March 14, 2018

Lufthansa To Sell 'Best Fares' Exclusively Through Direct, NDC Channels Next Month

Effective next month, Lufthansa Group airlines will sell their "best fares" exclusively through direct channels or via New Distribution Capability-enabled application programming interfaces. Read More »
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Posted March 8, 2018

Sabre To Retire Mainframes By Year-End 2023, Joining First-Mover Amadeus

Sabre by the end of 2023 will migrate all its systems off IBM's Transaction Processing Facility mainframe operating system and onto more modern, open, cloud-based systems, the company told investors this week. It will join Amadeus, which retired its last mainframe last year. Read More »
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Posted March 5, 2018

Business Travel Direct Becomes First Traxo Marketplace TMC, Still Committed To Concur

U.K.-based Business Travel Direct has become the first travel management company to participate in Traxo Marketplace, which integrates travel data aggregator Traxo with other service providers to manage off-channel bookings. Read More »
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Posted March 1, 2018

U.K. TMC CTI Will Bring In NDC Content With New Online Booking Tool

On April 1, U.K.-based travel management company CTI will introduce a white-labeled version of the Atriis online booking and content aggregation system. Called Plannet, the tool will pipe in supplier content via application programming interfaces, global distribution systems and online travel agencies. Read More »
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Posted February 28, 2018

Amadeus Added 5 Percentage Points Of GDS Air Share In Past Five Years

Growth in travel agency airline bookings processed through Amadeus' global distribution system once again outpaced industry rates last year, according to the company. In the past decade, Amadeus has consistently picked up GDS airline market share and, in the past five years alone, has added 5 percentage points to its competitive position. Read More »
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Posted February 27, 2018

Supreme Court Justices Hear Amex Case, Airing Different Takes On 'Two-Sided' Competition

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether provisions in American Express' contracts with merchants are anticompetitive. The liberal wing of the court posed questions and offered statements to suggest they are. Read More »
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Posted February 23, 2018
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INTERVIEW: Egencia President Rob Greyber

Egencia president Rob Greyber recently caught up with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer to talk about Egencia's growth trajectory and technology investments. Read More »
Posted February 20, 2018

Travelport Readies New Desktop App, APIs For Agency NDC Access

Now that Travelport is certified at the highest level as a New Distribution Capability aggregator and is working with several airlines to implement NDC-based connections, the global distribution system operator is readying options for agency subscribers to access new airline content flows, CEO Gordon Wilson said. Read More »
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Posted February 16, 2018

What Advice Would You Give A Corporate Travel Startup? 11 Travel Pros Weigh In

New blood, new tech and new names are now a fixture of the managed travel landscape, following an era when far fewer travel tech startups explicitly pursued a corporate audience. The Beat reached out to industry veterans with one question: What would you tell a startup coming into corporate travel technology? Read More »
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