Posted August 20, 2018

30SecondsToFly Finds TMC Toehold With FCM

FCM last week at the Global Business Travel Association conference in San Diego demoed a prototype for its Smart Assistant for Mobile system that featured chat-based booking capabilities from 30SecondsToFly's bot, Claire. Read More »
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Posted August 16, 2018

AdTrav: Former TMC Partner Isn't Bankrupt, They Just Don’t Want To Pay

AdTrav this month filed a motion with a U.S. bankruptcy court to dismiss Duluth Travel's Chapter 11 case, alleging Duluth filed only to avoid paying AdTrav a court-ordered sum of nearly $900,000. Read More »
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Posted August 9, 2018

Traxo, TripEasy Enter Unmanaged Fray With Very Different Models

Another week, another couple of entrants chasing the unmanaged-to-lightly managed business travel segment. Read More »
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Posted August 8, 2018

Amex GBT, CWT Working On NDC With Amadeus, Too

Amadeus announced American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will pilot airline distribution in accordance with the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard. The announcement came Wednesday, a day after competing distribution player Sabre announced its own NDC pilots with those two mega travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted August 7, 2018

Sabre Lines Up American, Mega TMCs For NDC Pilots

American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group have committed to work with Sabre to pilot "end-to-end" distribution capabilities that align with the New Distribution Capability standard. Sabre on Tuesday also named American Airlines as the first carrier to participate in tests. Read More »
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Posted August 2, 2018

BCD Is Turning On Mobile Air Booking

BCD Travel is taking the next step to evolve its mobile capabilities from itinerary management to itinerary creation. The mega travel management company announced plans soon to enable airline shopping and booking capabilities through TripSource, which covers its native mobile app and responsive Web channels. Read More »
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Posted August 2, 2018

IBM And Travelport Team Up On Corporate Travel Data Product

IBM and Travelport are launching a jointly developed data system for corporate travel programs that blends IBM Watson artificial intelligence capabilities with Travelport's real-time shopping and historical fare data. Read More »
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Posted August 1, 2018

The Beat Research: Top TMC Investment Priorities

Travel management companies come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own mission, identity, product portfolio, geographic footprint and client base. Despite their distinguishing factors, TMCs share commonalities in near-term business investments, according to research published this week by The Beat. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2018

Sabre Reports GDS Share Gains, Solid Travel Demand

Total bookings processed through the Sabre global distribution system rose nearly 8 percent year over year during the second quarter to 141 million. Sabre got a big boost from Australia-based Flight Centre, which in the past year finished converting GDS business in Australia and New Zealand from Travelport to Sabre. Read More »
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Posted July 23, 2018

American Gives TMCs An Out For Basic Economy Buyer's Remorse

This month, American Airlines posted a new exchange procedure for travel agencies whose clients have Basic Economy buyer's remorse. Read More »
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