Posted September 19, 2018

Sabre Shelves Prism's Avion Airline Contracting Tool For Buyers

Sabre will sunset Prism Group's Avion travel management software product at the end of the year. Read More »
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Posted September 14, 2018

TMCs Tap FlightGlobal To Streamline Airline Waiver Processes

To better manage the waiver onslaught, several travel management companies, including Fox World Travel and Gant Travel, have adopted FlightGlobal's Travel Waiver Services to push airline waiver information directly to frontline agents. Read More »
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Posted September 13, 2018

Buyer Group Urges Corporate Travel Industry 'To Do More' On NDC

A group of travel buyers urged airlines, global distribution systems, online booking tools, travel management companies and travel managers "to do more" to advance the New Distribution Capability standard to meet buyer needs. Read More »
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Posted September 12, 2018

Corporate Travel Rewards Startup Tripkicks Emphasizes Risk-Free Pricing, Configurability

Even if plenty of managed travel professionals reject the concept, players that incentivize corporate travelers to beat trip budgets have gained investors, partners and some user acceptance. The latest to market is Tripkicks, which was founded this year with backing from Acquis Consulting to set trip budgets and offer monetary rewards to managed travelers who come in under budget. Read More »
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Posted September 7, 2018

IATA Plans New NDC Certification Levels As Program Looks To Scale

The International Air Transport Association plans to add two certification levels for its New Distribution Capability program "in early 2019," which will require airlines, aggregators and sellers to adopt additional application programming interface messages and, at the top tier, demonstrate ability to support high-volume NDC-based airline distribution. Read More »
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Posted September 5, 2018

Air Canada Taps Into ATPCO/SITA Exchange For NDC Compatibility

To translate its AC2U airline distribution application programming interface for an NDC world, Air Canada has turned to the NDC Exchange, jointly produced by ATPCO and SITA. Read More »
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Posted September 4, 2018

Scott Gillespie Heads To ARC To Ramp Up Data Analytics Strategy, Products

ARC appointed longtime industry consultant, entrepreneur and data specialist Scott Gillespie as head of ARC analytics. He officially took his spot last week to develop ARC's data strategy and create new products and services. Read More »
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Posted August 30, 2018

CWT Sidelines Travelport With New Amadeus And Sabre Deals

This morning, Amadeus announced Carlson Wagonlit Travel entered into "a multi-year renewal and expansion of a long-term business partnership." Sabre, too, inked CWT to "a new long-term agreement that broadens their long-standing business partnership and deepens the companies' close collaboration on technological innovations being developed for mutual growth and success." Read More »
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Posted August 28, 2018

NuTravel's Next Play: Bringing Travel Management To Airline Websites

Instead of creating standalone portals for airlines to support business booking and rewards, NuTravel's Universal Connect product lets carriers deliver business program perks and travel management features—from preferred rates to policy—through their consumer dotcom sites. Read More »
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Posted August 27, 2018

Airlines, ATPCO Prevail In Agent-Led Appeal Of 'Sum-Of-Sector' Suit

A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a lower court ruling that favored airlines in a travel agent-led lawsuit related to "sum of sector" fare rules. Filed in 2016, agent plaintiffs had alleged American, Delta and United, aided by ATPCO, conspired to change fare combinability rules that raised the cost of some multi-city tickets in 2016. Read More »
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