Posted May 1, 2018

Sabre Raises Full-Year Outlook As GDS Bookings Start Strong

Sabre reported strong bookings growth across its global distribution system business for the first three months of the year and expects the trend to continue through 2018. The GDS operator and travel IT company raised its full-year earnings, revenue and GDS booking volume forecast, lifted in part by what executives, during an earnings conference call, painted as a healthy travel industry backdrop. Read More »
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Posted April 26, 2018

Lumo Sees TMC Interest, Use Cases For Flight-Disruption Predictions

With new funding, a few recent hires and a name change, Lumo, formerly Flightsayer, is drumming up interest among travel management companies for its data service that predicts flight delays before they occur. Read More »
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Posted April 25, 2018

Travel Leaders 'Me Too' Case Could Go Class Action

When a former Travel Leaders Group executive filed suit against the company on claims related to the U.S. Equal Pay Act, sexual harassment, negligence and defamation, she positioned herself as "just one female employee of many others similarly situated." Her complaint noted that other "me too" examples could emerge. According to a filing last week, the plaintiff anticipates "additional parties in this action" and stated there is "the possibility that this matter may evolve into a class action." Read More »
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Posted April 20, 2018

Amex GBT Hooks Up With Lyft For Mobile Booking, Data Capture And Promotions

American Express Global Business Travel has partnered with Lyft to extend ride-booking within the GBT mobile app, to capture data for corporate clients when rides are booked either through Lyft or GBT and to push special offers to client travelers. Read More »
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Posted April 19, 2018

Sabre: Airlines Need To Address Gaps In NDC APIs

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability initiative is treading a path to critical mass. Each of the global distribution system operators is supporting that endeavor and working to adapt airlines' NDC-based application programming interfaces into their environments. Read More »
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Posted April 17, 2018

Megas Mimic Amex GBT's Non-GDS Booking Fee For Clients

BCD Travel revealed details of a new worldwide fee program to handle for clients airline bookings made outside global distribution systems. BCD joins other mega travel management companies: Carlson Wagonlit Travel broadly enacted a similar initiative last month, following American Express Global Business Travel's move in 2016 to institutionalize fees for bookings that don't conform to industry booking standards. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2018

IATA Publishes List Of 'Leaderboard' Airlines For NDC

The International Air Transport Association released a list of 20 airlines that are part of its Leaderboard initiative for New Distribution Capability adoption. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2018

Survey: Agents Happy With GDSs, Bullish On Travel Volume

Travel agents in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand generally are pleased with the functionality, including searchability, of their global distribution system providers and consider their countries' economies strong enough to support increasing travel spending, according to a new Cowen survey of travel agents in those countries. Read More »
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Posted April 12, 2018

BookingBuilder, Sabre Ink Developer Deal, Leaving Decade-Old Feud Behind

BookingBuilder and Sabre have signed an authorized developer agreement to extend BookingBuilder's two core agency products to Sabre subscribers, amicably concluding a standoff between the global distribution system operator and agency tech provider. Read More »
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Posted April 11, 2018

Former Deem Exec Tony D'Astolfo Heads To Serko

New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech provider Serko is bringing on corporate travel vet Tony D'Astolfo to lead its push in the U.S. and Canada. D'Astolfo left another T&E tech provider, Deem, three months ago. Effective April 16, he'll be SVP of North America for Serko, which is publicly traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Read More »
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