Posted January 24, 2006 - Danbury, Conn.

Concur Eyes Res With Cliqbook Buy

Concur Technologies, a provider of automated corporate expense management services, yesterday said it acquired privately-held Outtask, Inc., a vendor of corporate online reservations and expense management tools. The addition of Outtask's Vinnet expense system further strengthens Concur's position in the expense management market while the Outtask Cliqbook system gives Concur a reputable foray into online travel reservations.

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Posted January 23, 2006 - Danbury, Conn.

AirTran To Relist In Worldspan Tomorrow

AirTran Airways and Worldspan today announced a new multi-year agreement in which the carrier will provide full content to subscribers of the Worldspan global distribution system, effective tomorrow. The deal ends a nearly three-month hiatus in the relationship between the two companies, which did not find common ground before their previous deal ended in October.

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Posted January 17, 2006 - Danbury, Conn.

Continental 'Balancing' Distribution Options

Continental Airlines executive vice president of marketing Jim Compton today declined to rule out the possibility that the airline would stop participating in one of the global distribution systems. Continental's content agreements with the major GDS firms begin expiring in the middle of the year.

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Posted January 9, 2006 - Danbury, Conn.

US Airways Overhauling Agency Compensation

Showing its penchant for the America West low-cost philosophy, US Airways last week confirmed it discontinued all domestic time-of-ticketing travel agency commissions, effective December 31, 2005. The carrier also plans to cut such other agency deals as domestic flat fares and a transatlantic bonus program, and now is crafting new, customized back-end incentive offers.

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