Posted September 21, 2017

Sabre Says Plaintiffs Don't Show Harm From Synxis Breach

Sabre this week filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit stemming from the breach of its Synxis central reservations system, which is widely used by hotels to host reservation data, including payment information. Read More »
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Posted September 21, 2017

TMCs, Tech Companies Up Their Game In Rapidly Growing India

When Travelport signed Indian online travel agency MakeMyTrip as a customer last month, this was no ordinary client acquisition. MakeMyTrip, which serves more than 40 million active app users and Web customers, is the No. 1 OTA in a market hotter than a vindaloo curry for the global travel management and distribution industry. Read More »
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Posted September 13, 2017

Uber Asks Court To Toss Contract Suit Brought By TSI, Its Former TMC

Uber has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit its former travel management company, Dallas-based Travel Solutions International USA, filed last year. The TMC is seeking nearly $2 million in damages on contract and tort claims. Read More »
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Posted September 11, 2017

TMC Partners Mostly Warm On Concur Hipmunk Small Business Plan

In a memo to Concur's preferred travel management company partners last week, EVP of supplier and TMC services Mike Koetting called small businesses the industry's "white whale." With its new Concur Hipmunk product for unmanaged travel, Concur has sharpened its harpoon and joined plenty of would-be Captain Ahabs. Read More »
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Posted September 6, 2017

IATA Airlines Will Vote On Lifting Ban On Agency Card Payments

Travel agents accredited by the International Air Transport Association could be allowed to pay airlines using their own cards for the first time if carriers approve a significant change to the association's contentious Resolution 890. Read More »
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Posted September 1, 2017

M&A Redraws Map Of Radius Travel Participation

In a "typical" year, Radius Travel adds between four and six members to its multinational network of travel management companies and sees three to five agencies depart, said Radius Travel CEO Shannon Hyland. This, it would seem, is not a typical year. Read More »
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Posted August 23, 2017

AmTrav Makes Branded Fare Push In Booking Tool Refresh

In early June, AmTrav Corporate Travel launched for select customers a revamped version of its homegrown booking system and has since rolled out the new a2b tool broadly to clients, providing a refreshed user interface and reconstructed back end. Read More »
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Posted August 22, 2017

CTM On Acquisitions: 'They're Getting Bigger'

Corporate Travel Management made its last U.S. acquisition more than a year ago when it picked up Boston-area travel management company Travizon. That was on the heels of its purchase of California-based Montrose Travel. While the Australian company is busy integrating those U.S. buys, CTM's appetite for acquisitions in North America and other markets is hardly sated, CTM managing director Jamie Pherous said this week. Read More »
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Posted August 17, 2017
Billy McDonough

INTERVIEW: FCM President For The Americas Billy McDonough

The Beat caught up with FCM Travel Solutions president for the Americas Billy McDonough to discuss FCM's growth ambitions, acquisitions and technology. An edited transcript follows. Read More »
Posted August 14, 2017

BCD, CWT To Launch Mobile Air Booking As TMCs Evolve Role In Mobile Transactions

Carlson Wagonlit Travel plans to introduce full airline shopping and booking capabilities within its CWT To Go app later this year. BCD Travel, too, confirmed mobile "air booking in TripSource is in development." Those megas are among several travel management companies evolving their mobile wares to include further booking capabilities. If the first generation of TMC apps were informational and focused on itinerary management, the next is increasingly transactional. Read More »
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