Posted January 17, 2019

Government Travel Providers Feel The Shutdown's Pinch

In total, the U.S. federal government is the largest buyer of travel in the world. And so, when a portion of the government goes unfunded and hundreds of thousands of civilian employees are furloughed or working without pay, a negative impact on suppliers and intermediaries that serve federal travel programs is expected. Read More »
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Posted January 16, 2019

Before Take-Private Deal, Travelport Explored Other Options, Suitors

In the run-up to Travelport's agreement last month to go private with Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital, 10 different "financial sponsors" and five "strategic parties" emerged as potential suitors for the global distribution system operator or its assets. Read More »
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Posted January 14, 2019

United Apologizes For Revealing Big Corporate Spender Info

Apple is United Airlines' "largest global account" and delivers $150 million in revenue to the airline each year. Facebook, Roche and Google also are huge clients, spending more than $34 million annually with the airline. Those are just a few pieces of what United called "confidential high-level revenue information" that was initially posted on what looks like airport signage. Read More »
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Posted January 11, 2019

Cornerstone Acquires Travel Auditing And Benchmarking Firm Topaz

Cornerstone Information Systems has acquired Topaz International, a corporate travel auditing and benchmarking firm that works directly with travel buyers. Read More »
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Posted January 10, 2019

Air India Goes Dark In Amadeus, Following Travelport's Exclusive Deal

Last month, Air India stopped participating in the Amadeus global distribution system, and the carrier plans to limit participation in Sabre next year. The actions follow an exclusive distribution agreement Air India inked with Travelport, which will see the GDS operator, hungry for growth in India, become the sole distributor of Air India's domestic fare content in the carrier's home market. Read More »
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Posted January 9, 2019

United Tests Blockchain Settlement With ARC, Blockskye And A Large Client

United Airlines, airline settlement clearinghouse ARC, a large corporate client of United and travel blockchain entrant Blockskye have completed a proof of concept to examine reporting and settlement through a blockchain ledger for flights booked on the airline's website. Read More »
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Posted December 21, 2018

The Beat Research: The Year In Corporate Travel Technology

To assess major technology concepts and examine how they are applied within the corporate travel ecosystem, The Beat this year handpicked a few dozen experts attuned to trends in technology and travel to rate the coming relevance of seven computer science and tech fields. Read More »
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Posted December 19, 2018

CWT Reluctantly Taps Travelfusion For Lowest Lufthansa Fares

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has begun piloting access for its reservations consultants to Lufthansa Group’s lowest fares via the aggregator Travelfusion. But the mega travel management company is less than ecstatic about it. Read More »
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Posted December 14, 2018

Sabre Seeks Settlements Directly With Plaintiffs To Resolve GDS Consumer Suit

As the only remaining defendant in a consumer-led lawsuit against the three major global distribution systems, Sabre has moved to settle out of court with each of the remaining plaintiffs. Read More »
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Posted December 12, 2018

BA Trials Long-Haul NDC Fare Differentiation

On Tuesday, British Airways began testing new inventory buckets in business and economy classes on Boston and Dubai routes, some of which only are available for purchase through the airline's direct channels or New Distribution Capability-compatible connections. Read More »
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