Posted August 30, 2018

CWT Sidelines Travelport With New Amadeus And Sabre Deals

This morning, Amadeus announced Carlson Wagonlit Travel entered into "a multi-year renewal and expansion of a long-term business partnership." Sabre, too, inked CWT to "a new long-term agreement that broadens their long-standing business partnership and deepens the companies' close collaboration on technological innovations being developed for mutual growth and success." Read More »
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Posted August 22, 2018

CTM Will Launch Homegrown Client-Facing Tech In The U.S. This Year

Australia-based Corporate Travel Management by the end of the year plans to launch its full suite of client-facing technologies in the U.S., including its online booking system, managing director Jamie Pherous said during the travel management company's fiscal-year earnings call Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted August 21, 2018

Egencia Readies Direct-To-Hotel Chat System For Corporate Travelers

Expedia Group-owned travel management company Egencia is finalizing a direct-to-hotel communications system that enables client travelers to chat with hotel property representatives through the Egencia mobile app. Tapping in to established technologies and supplier relationships of its parent company, Egencia plans soon to give managed travelers a unique conduit to pose questions, make special requests, heap praise or lodge complaints related to their hotel stays. Read More »
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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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