Posted January 31, 2018

With A Big Idea And A White Paper, Winding Tree Looks To Raise Millions In Coin Offering

Through an initial coin offering that kicks off Thursday, blockchain-based distribution startup Winding Tree hopes to raise $10 million to develop a decentralized and open platform for transacting air, hotel and other travel components. Read More »
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Posted January 30, 2018

Amex Acquires Chat Startup Mezi, Which Declares Commitment To Current TMC Clients

American Express announced Tuesday that it has acquired Mezi, a mobile travel concierge and chat-assisted booking application that won a few travel management company clients last year. Read More »
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Posted January 26, 2018

Which GDS Finds The Lowest Fare? Depends On The Study

Of all the global distribution systems, Sabre will find the lowest fare more often than the competition, at least according to analysis Sabre commissioned and announced this week. Not surprisingly, competitors disputed the conclusions and quibbled with the methodology of the study, conducted by Munich-based consultancy Dr. Fried & Partner
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Posted January 23, 2018

Rosewood Hotels Flags 'Security Issue At Sabre' In Newly Revealed Data Breach

Rosewood Hotel Group attributed a data breach that compromised guest reservations and payment data at 16 of its hotels to a "security issue at Sabre," according to a disclosure by the hotel group Monday. Read More »
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Posted January 19, 2018

HRG Mum On Commitment To U.S. Affiliate Program After Years-Long Partner Exodus

Ten years ago, HRG launched a North American affiliate program with a handful of U.S.-based travel management companies and a goal to add as many as a dozen members. Since then, the program has lost virtually all its U.S. affiliates and, according to former stakeholders, has been withering on the vine for years. Read More »
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Posted January 18, 2018

IATA One Order 101: What It Is And What It Means For Travel Distribution

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability may appear to be the great disruptor sweeping through travel distribution, but arguably an even larger revolution is following. IATA's One Order initiative aims to digitize order management in the same way NDC has digitized offer management. Read More »
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Posted January 17, 2018

Short's Travel Launches Ground Transportation Management Division

Short's Travel Management this month launched a dedicated ground transportation division that specializes in bus charters. Read More »
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Posted January 12, 2018

BEAT SHEET: Corporate Travel Outlook; Sabre's Court Costs; DOT Rule Backlash; Radius Activity

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted January 9, 2018

Labor Data: Travel Agent Employment Numbers Defy Projected Declines

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the number of travel agents employed in the U.S. will fall 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to its latest employment outlook. Read More »
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Posted January 5, 2018

Evercore Equity Analysts See Huge Competitive Advantages For Amadeus, Downgrade Competitors

Evercore ISI equity analysts this week upgraded the outlook for Amadeus but lowered outlooks for its primary competitors: Sabre and Travelport. Read More »
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