Posted August 3, 2017

Delta To 'Lean In' To GDSs, Renews Full Content Deal With Travelport

Delta Air Lines has renewed its full content agreement with Travelport "on a long-term basis," the global distribution system operator announced Thursday. Read More »
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Posted August 1, 2017

Sabre Will Cut Headcount By 9 Percent

Sabre disclosed plans to reduce global headcount by 9 percent to achieve $110 million in annual cost savings. The global distribution system operator and travel IT company is "reorganizing certain functions, reducing layers of management and lowering costs to enable a more nimble, faster moving and focused organization," the company disclosed Tuesday as it reported second-quarter financial results. Read More »
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Posted July 28, 2017

Amadeus: GDS Air Bookings Slowed In Second Quarter

Worldwide airline bookings transacted on the Amadeus global distribution system rose 2 percent year over year to 141 million during the second quarter, slowing sharply from the first quarter's 9 percent year-over-year growth rate. Read More »
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Posted July 27, 2017

Altour To Merge With Travel Leaders Group

Travel Leaders Group and Altour agreed to a merger and will "unite under common ownership to form a single, powerhouse travel agency organization with nearly $24 billion in annual sales," the companies announced. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval. Read More »
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Posted July 27, 2017

Agency Automation Provider Tramada Lands Tower Travel In U.S. Push

Illinois-based travel management company Tower Travel is rolling out cloud-based technology from agency automation firm Tramada Systems to support multi-GDS profile management and travel accounting. Read More »
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Posted July 26, 2017

Frosch Execs Launch Separate Mobile Tech Business For TMCs

A couple Frosch executives co-founded a startup that provides mobile itinerary management technology for travel management companies to support travelers in-trip whether they transact with the agency or book off channel. Read More »
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Posted July 20, 2017

Sabre Leans On DOJ-Amex Precedent In US Airways Appeal

Sabre on Wednesday filed a brief in support of its appeal of the December 2016 verdict and related U.S. District Court judgment on the antitrust contract claim it defended against US Airways and American Airlines, which adopted the case after the airlines' merger. Read More »
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Posted July 17, 2017

And The First NDC-Certified TMC Is … W Travel

New York-based W Travel this month staked its claim as the first corporate travel management company to achieve New Distribution Capability certification from the International Air Transport Association. Read More »
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Posted July 14, 2017

Sabre Faces Class Action Suit, More Hotels Disclose Synxis Breach Impact

A Los Angeles resident filed a lawsuit against Sabre that seeks nationwide class action status regarding the months-long data breach of the company's Synxis Central Reservations system, which is used by tens of thousands of hotel properties. Read More »
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Posted July 6, 2017

Casto Bets On Subscription Pricing, Bot Interactions For Traveler-Centric Proposition

Casto Travel CEO Marc Casto is over the transaction-based model that has dominated travel management company pricing for so long. Like a few other advocates for a shift, including AmTrav Corporate Travel and Executive Travel, he is attracted to a per-traveler, per-month "membership" model. Read More »
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