Posted July 14, 2017

Sabre Faces Class Action Suit, More Hotels Disclose Synxis Breach Impact

A Los Angeles resident filed a lawsuit against Sabre that seeks nationwide class action status regarding the months-long data breach of the company's Synxis Central Reservations system, which is used by tens of thousands of hotel properties. Read More »
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Posted July 5, 2017

TMC Hotel Reservations Are Among Those Compromised In Sabre Synxis Breach

Sabre has completed an investigation into the unauthorized access of its Synxis Central Reservations system, which is used by more than 36,000 hotel properties worldwide, according to a statement from the company this week. 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 February 1, 2017

CWT CEO Ekert Talks Strategy, Tech Investment, Hotel Solutions And Cuts

Last April, Carlson Wagonlit Travel appointed Travelport vet Kurt Ekert as CEO. After nine months on the job, he has retooled the organization, including a revamped executive team, and embarked on a refreshed strategy. Read More »
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Posted August 16, 2016

Hotels See Rise In Loyalty Memberships, Direct Bookings But Aren't Stealing Much From OTAs

Hotel loyalty member discount rates are taking booking share away from online travel agencies—at least that's what hoteliers would have you believe. In earnings calls for the three months ending June 30, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt Hotels Corp. talked up the rise in bookings through their direct online and mobile channels that has resulted from special loyalty member discounts for booking direct. Read More »
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Posted February 2, 2016

Air, Hotel … And Helicopter? CWT, IBS Build Unified Itinerary For Energy Clients

Carlson Wagonlit Travel and IBS Software completed work on a unified travel itinerary for mutual energy clients. Viewable to client travelers through the CWT To Go mobile application, the itinerary consolidates commercial travel elements like flights and hotels with "logistics" travel components like helicopters and charter flights. Read More »
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Posted August 3, 2011

New Types of Hotel Rates Ahead

Let's face it, it's just a matter of time before hotels start offering non-refundable rates to corporations. And you thought the hotel RFP process was already a pain in the butt. Just wait until buyers have to try comparing a 10-day advance booking for a 20% discount at one property to a 25% discount for a 14-day advance booking at the hotel across the street. Will this really happen in the corporate space? Oh yes. Maybe not soon, but eventually. Read More »
Posted July 29, 2011

Brussels Hotel Eliminating Fixed Pricing Contracts

As major hotel chains ease dynamic pricing into their corporate transient programs, one popular business hotel in Brussels has taken the bold step of eliminating fixed corporate negotiated rates altogether. Read More »
Posted February 2, 2011

Lanyon Buys Uversa

Lanyon Inc. on Monday acquired Uversa International in a move that married the top two transient hotel request-for-proposals firms.

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Posted November 16, 2010 - New York City

GDSs Intensify Hotel Focus

The three major GDS operators are increasing attention and investment in the hotel sector. Read More »
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