Posted October 30, 2017

Travel Industry Weighs Its Own GDPR-Compliant Code Of Conduct

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, effective May 2018, encourages industry segments to draw up codes of conduct to govern how relevant businesses could apply the regulation. Will a code of conduct emerge for travel? Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted February 14, 2017

Regulatory Freeze Raises Questions On DOT Bias Rule Status

A new U.S. Department of Transportation rule that prohibits travel agencies and airlines from biasing flight displays without notice officially takes effect Wednesday. Or, maybe it doesn't. DOT has declined to say for sure whether the scheduled Feb. 15 enactment will occur amid the Trump administration's regulatory freeze, leaving airlines, agencies and distributors in the dark. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 21, 2016

Distributor Trade Bodies Seek To Centralize Coordination With IATA, Not Form Rival Standards

Amid the International Air Transport Association's ongoing formulation of standards for distribution and financial services, two trade bodies that represent global distribution systems and online travel agencies have centralized their coordination with IATA and other standards-making bodies. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 15, 2016

GDS Trade Bodies Form 'Counterpart' Group On IATA Standards

Two trade bodies representing global distribution systems and online travel agencies informed the International Air Transport Association this month that they have established a new working group "to be the distribution industry’s counterpart of IATA in matters of airline distribution and financial services standard setting." Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 25, 2016

GDS Group Sees 'Some Progress' In Ancillary Fee Availability, But Still Need For DOT Action

The Travel Technology Association, the trade group representing global distribution systems and online travel agencies, countered comments Airlines for America submitted last month to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Not surprisingly, Travel Tech does not hold the airline group's view that the marketplace has adequately addressed the issue of ancillary fee availability in sales channels. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted June 20, 2014

Industry Opposition Wanes As DOT Closes Public Comments On IATA's NDC

The public comment period for the U.S. Department of Transportation's tentative approval of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability last week closed with minimal protest from travel industry entities previously opposed. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted March 28, 2013

DOT Extends Comment Period On IATA NDC Request

The U.S. Department of Transportation extended by a month to May 1 the public comment period for the International Air Transport Association's request to advance its New Distribution Capability initiative. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted March 20, 2013

Open Allies, Travel Tech Plead For Deeper DOT Scrutiny Of IATA NDC

Groups representing online travel agencies, global distribution systems, corporate travel departments and consumer advocates this week asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to more thoroughly scrutinize the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted December 6, 2012

GDSs, OTAs Oppose Disclosing Which Carriers They Don't Sell

Should travel agents disclose which airlines they don't offer for sale? Such a proposal has been recommended by the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection but faces opposition from global distribution system operators. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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