Posted July 28, 2016

As It Moves On From E-Travel, Amadeus Positions 'End-To-End' T&E

Just as Sabre is repositioning its corporate travel assets and reinvigorating its push in self-booking, mobile tools and other business travel areas, so too is global distribution rival Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted July 25, 2016

ARC Data: Business Trip Volumes Dip In Q2

The number of business trips settled through ARC during the second quarter fell 1 percent year over year. Read More »
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Posted July 21, 2016

Sabre Rethinks Its Corporate Travel Assets With Integrated Platform Plan

Sabre has Concur in its sights as it pulls together a mobile-focused corporate offering that brings GetThere's booking capabilities into TripCase, folds in virtual payment capabilities, widens the door to third-party developers, provides deeper ties to expense partners and puts it all in what the company calls a "consumer-grade" wrapper. Read More »
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Posted July 19, 2016

Egencia Will Finish Orbitz For Business Cutovers This Month

Denver – Egencia will sunset Orbitz for Business and complete client migrations this month, following Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide last year, Egencia Americas senior vice president Mark Hollyhead said in an interview this week at the Global Business Travel Association convention here. Read More »
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Posted July 13, 2016

Amex GBT, BCD And CWT Start With Data Capture In Airbnb Partnerships

After dabbling in the managed travel space for some time now, Airbnb took a step toward legitimacy by inking agreements with American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Read More »
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Posted July 13, 2016

Major Travel Suppliers Buy Into Open Data Exchange From Jeff Katz And BCG

Orbitz Worldwide founding chairman, president and CEO Jeff Katz and Boston Consulting Group are coming out with an ambitious plan for an open-source travel industry operating system that already has won buy-in and investments from American Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and United Airlines. Read More »
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Posted July 12, 2016

D'Astolfo Heads Back To Deem To Lead Sales In Post-Grady Era

Tony D'Astolfo has unfinished business. And so, he will return to Deem next week as chief commercial officer to oversee sales, marketing and customer relations as part of the San Francisco-based travel tech company's latest reinvention. Read More »
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Posted July 12, 2016

Judge Will Let Federal Class Action Against GDSs Go Forward

The judge presiding over a consumer class action lawsuit against the three major global distribution system operators agreed to let federal claims proceed but sided with the GDSs in tossing state claims, according to an order last week. Read More »
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Posted July 7, 2016

CTS Now Wants To Sue Partner Dell In Commission Recovery Ruckus

The past few months have brought several twists and turns to the ongoing legal dispute between estranged hotel commission recovery partners CTS Systems and eCommission Solutions. Among them: A federal court dismissed ECS's first amended complaint against CTS, prompting ECS to re-file claims; ECS settled a related Texas state lawsuit with Dell Marketing; and now, CTS plans to sue partner Dell, for which CTS was a subcontractor, to shift blame in the federal case. Read More »
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Posted July 5, 2016

Lufthansa: Sabre Is Billing Us For Passive Segments

Lufthansa Group added two claims against Sabre as part of their ongoing contract dispute in a Texas court. A June 30 amended petition alleges Sabre encouraged travel agents to book Lufthansa carriers directly and input the bookings as passive segments in the global distribution system. Sabre then billed Lufthansa for those "non-billable" segments, the airline group claimed. Read More »
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