Posted September 28, 2016

GUEST: NDC Provides 'No Discernible Contributions' For Travel Sellers

Christian Kameir, a former exec with travel management company Traveltrust and CEO of travel market startup noGDS, submitted this column on the International Air Transport Association's New Distributi... Read More »
Posted March 11, 2016

HRG, A Few Corporate Clients Among Lufthansa Direct Connect Partners

Lufthansa Group and Hogg Robinson Group are working on a direct connection so the travel management company's clients can avoid the airline group's €16 fee on global distribution system bookings. The agreement extends to Hogg Robinson Group's travel and expense technology division, Fraedom, Lufthansa announced. 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 December 11, 2015

As Travelport Ups Stake, Locomote Eyes Global Expansion

Travelport is priming Australia-based corporate travel management platform Locomote to expand into the United States and other regions. The global distribution system operator recently raised its stake to majority ownership, placed its CFO as chair of Locomote's board and granted one of its own as Locomote's incoming CEO. Read More »
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Posted December 9, 2015

Judge Decides US Airways Can Amend Complaint Against Sabre

The judge overseeing US Airways' years-long antitrust lawsuit against Sabre will let the airline amend its complaint against the global distribution system operator, provided it reimburses Sabre for expenses related to the airline's "procedural jockeying" this year. Read More »
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Posted December 1, 2015

JetBlue, Travelport Distribution Deal Expires

JetBlue Airways' global distribution agreement with Travelport expired today. Read More »
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Posted November 6, 2015

Antitrust Review To Delay Close Of Amadeus-Navitaire Deal

Amadeus now expects its acquisition of Navitaire to close in the first quarter of 2016, slightly after its previous fourth-quarter projection, as the deal faces an antitrust review. Read More »
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Posted November 3, 2015

While Lufthansa Downplays Booking Decline, Others See Notable Shift

Last week, Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr told investors that the Sept. 1 enactment of its global distribution system surcharge had been "neutral" on the company's bottom line for the third quarter but acknowledged "some headwinds" from non-home travel markets. He was the latest and highest ranking Lufthansa official to downplay the impact of its new distribution strategy. Read More »
Posted November 2, 2015

Travelport Facilitating Corporate Airline Bundles, Negotiated Ancillaries In GDS

Travelport released functionality that lets airlines recognize corporate clients and enables them to distribute fare bundles, discounted ancillaries and other negotiated benefits by way of the global distribution system, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson said today during a quarterly conference call with investment analysts. Read More »
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Posted October 29, 2015

Even Without Abacus Acquisition, Sabre Bookings Surged In Q3

Sabre reported a nearly 30 percent year-over-year rise in global distribution system bookings for the three months ending Sept. 30, though much of that stemmed from the July 1 completion of its Abacus acquisition. Stripping out its now wholly owned Asia/Pacific distribution business, Sabre Travel Network reported a 6.5 percent year-over-year rise in bookings worldwide, including a 6 percent increase in North America bookings. Read More »
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