Posted June 30, 2017

TMCs Weigh Options On American's Distribution Model

Travel management companies are assessing American Airlines' proposal to pay agencies $2 per segment for transactions processed through its Farelogix-powered New Distribution Capability pipe. While the incentive amount from American is clear, the cost and effort agencies would shoulder to facilitate NDC connections is anything but. Read More »
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Posted June 27, 2017

Concur Leans On Travelfusion For Airline NDC Connections

Concur has established its own direct connections to a few airlines so bookers can access content not readily available through global distribution systems. However, the SAP-owned T&E giant now is leaning on aggregator Travelfusion to hook up with carriers using the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard, Concur SVP of supplier services Charlie Sultan said last week during a panel at an American Airlines NDC summit in Dallas. Read More »
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Posted April 21, 2017

PwC Pipes In Flybe Corporate Fares In Multi-Party NDC Effort

In February, U.K.-based regional carrier Flybe proclaimed itself "the first airline in the world to successfully implement the New Distribution Capability standard to the entire value chain of business travel industry stakeholders." The airline had successfully piped negotiated corporate fares to client PwC through the KDS booking tool. It did so in conjunction with aggregator Travelfusion, travel management company HRG and Flybe's passenger services system provider Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which was renamed DXC Technology this month. Read More »
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Posted March 15, 2016

Lufthansa Seeks Court Intervention After Sabre Alleges Contract Breach

On March 1, Sabre warned Lufthansa Group in a written notice that the application of the airline group's Distribution Cost Charge is in breach of their global distribution system agreement. Last week, Lufthansa Group filed a petition asking a court in Tarrant County, Texas, to affirm its contractual rights and declare the group's airlines comply with obligations to Sabre. Read More »
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Posted January 12, 2016

Aggregator Travelfusion Eyes Growing Role Amid Distribution Evolution

If airline distribution is to mutate in the coming years, whether through the adoption of IATA's New Distribution Capability standards or global distribution system deterrents like Lufthansa Group’s booking fee, expect Travelfusion to play a supporting role. Read More »
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Posted March 20, 2015

China's Ctrip Readies 'Internationalization' As Corporate Travel Revenue Jumps

China's largest online travel agency, Ctrip, reported significant growth in in its corporate travel operations, with revenue hitting $60.2 million last year, up roughly 40 percent from 2013 and nearly double 2012's figure. Read More »
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Posted February 7, 2014 - London

U.K. TMC Hillgate Introduces Private Sabre Red App For Content Aggregation

If integrating air, hotel and rail content from global distribution system and non-GDS sources in a single, fully automated environment is the Holy Grail of agency distribution, then U.K.-based travel management company Hillgate Travel claims to have found it. Read More »
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