Posted April 19, 2017

Flight Disruption Startup Freebird Brings In More TMC Partners

Mobile flight disruption and rebooking tech startup Freebird is bringing more travel management companies into the fold, announcing reseller deals with Altour, Options Travel, Safe Harbors Business Travel, Short’s Travel Management and Travel and Transport. They join early adopters Flight Centre Travel Group and Casto Travel. Read More »
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Posted April 11, 2017

Direct Travel's Largest Deal Yet Shows Global Ambitions

Announcing a merger agreement Monday, U.S.-based travel management company Direct Travel and Canada's Vision Travel took "the first step towards a shared strategy to build a global company." Read More »
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Posted April 10, 2017

CTM Preps Homegrown Online Booking System For U.S. Market

The number of travel management companies with homegrown online booking tools in the United States is relatively small, but Australia-based Corporate Travel Management plans to join their ranks this year with the launch of its Lightning system. Read More »
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Posted April 6, 2017
John Snyder

INTERVIEW: BCD Travel CEO John Snyder

Last year, BCD Travel commenced a plan to grow earnings by 35 percent over three years. As CEO John Snyder sees it, such growth is essential to reinvesting in the business. Achieving growth targets requires strong sales, high client retention and most likely more acquisitions. Snyder discussed the company's strategic direction, corporate travel distribution, mobile technology and BCD's growing role in hotel sales. Read More »
Posted April 3, 2017

Radius Enlists Leisure-Focused mTrip For Multinational App Development

Global travel management company network Radius Travel has signed a partnership with Montreal-based mobile services provider mTrip to build an app for multinational clients of Radius. Read More »
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Posted March 30, 2017

Consolidation Drives Latest Wave Of Agency Declines

The number of ARC-accredited travel agencies fell nearly 4 percent from 7,162 in February 2016 to 6,905 last month, according to ARC data. Read More »
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Posted March 28, 2017

Travelport Preps 'Shrink-Wrapped' Mobile Tech For Agencies

Travelport this summer plans to release a more "genericized" mobile offering for "second-tier travel agencies," based on mobile technology the company picked up in its 2015 acquisition of Dublin-based Mobile Travel Technologies, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson said. Read More »
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Posted March 24, 2017

FlightStats, Gant And United Work On A More 'Perfect Waiver' Process

When severe weather and other disruptions strike, airlines issue waivers that allow travelers to rebook or cancel flights without the typical fees. Yet, carriers have used manual methods to pass waiver information to travel agencies like emails or posts on their websites. Read More »
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Posted March 15, 2017

Judge Tosses Six Of Eight Claims ECS Pursued Against CTS

A U.S. district court judge this week dismissed six of the eight claims eCommission Solutions pursued in a lawsuit against estranged hotel commission recovery partner CTS Systems. The judge also upheld a prior ruling denying CTS's request to bring in Dell Marketing as a defendant. CTS operated as a subcontractor for Dell and had tried to shift blame in court. Read More »
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Posted March 10, 2017

CWT Reports Soft Year, But Bullish On Supplier Revenue, New Wins

Rising penetration of online booking in corporate travel. Intense transaction fee competition. Heightened client demands. What's a travel management company to do about these revenue headwinds? For Carlson Wagonlit Travel, part of the answer is expanding supplier revenue, including more sophisticated steering of bookings to the agency's airline partners. Read More »
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