Posted April 5, 2018

CWT Formulates No-Fee, No-Contract Bundle For Small Market

There is no shortage of travel players targeting the unmanaged business travel segment. Startups, entrenched tech providers and travel management companies alike have formulated offerings for the vast but fragmented sector. Read More »
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Posted April 4, 2018

How Travel Companies Perform On Gender Pay In The U.K.

Companies that have 250 or more employees based in the U.K. are required to disclose gender pay gap data. The Beat examined figures and additional disclosures from several airlines, hoteliers, travel management companies and technology companies. Read More »
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Posted April 2, 2018

As Distribution Evolves, Europe Opens Complex Review Of GDS Regulations

The European Commission is reviewing "all provisions" of its code of conduct for computerized reservations systems, which is the governing regulation for global distribution systems in the European Union. Read More »
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Posted March 30, 2018

Amadeus, Travelport Finalize Private Channel Deals With Air France-KLM

Amadeus and Travelport this week confirmed they have individually reached private-channel agreements with Air France-KLM. Read More »
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Posted March 30, 2018

30SecondsToFly Now Courting TMCs In Latest Pivot From A Bot Startup

Travel startup 30SecondsToFly is shifting its focus from directly serving small and midsize business accounts to developing AI-powered chat-based booking systems for travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted March 28, 2018

Southwest To Expand Business Travel Channels, Upside Lands Access

Business travel entrant Upside last week revealed in a mobile app update that Southwest Airlines bookings "are now available for work travel." Southwest's testing with Upside is "very early days," said Dave Harvey, the carrier's managing director of business development. Read More »
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Posted March 26, 2018

Activist Investor Takes Stake In Travelport To Explore 'Strategic Review'

Entities affiliated with activist investor Paul Singer have accumulated nearly a 12 percent position in global distribution system operator Travelport, and plan to urge a strategic review of the company and explore a potential sale of Travelport or its assets, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure filed Monday. Read More »
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Posted March 23, 2018

IATA 'Leader Board' Airlines Get Ready To Push Real NDC Transaction Volume

IATA is establishing a program for what it called Leader Board airlines engaged with NDC. These carriers each will commit to delivering at least 20 percent of their volume through NDC-capable application programming interfaces by 2020. Read More »
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Posted March 22, 2018

ARC Sees EMDs On The Wane, Basic Economy Is A Culprit

The number of electronic miscellaneous documents processed through ARC has been declining on a year-over-year basis for much of the past half year. This followed several years of astounding growth rates, albeit from a very low base. ARC CEO Mike Premo said the rise of basic economy fare products, which restrict the purchase of ancillary add-ons, is a major factor. Read More »
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Posted March 19, 2018

GDSs Advance Private Channel Discussions With Air France-KLM

With less than two weeks to go before Air France-KLM enacts an 11 euro per-way surcharge on global distribution system bookings, the Franco-Dutch airline group remains in discussions with GDS operators on private-channel arrangements that could shield select travel agencies from the fee. Read More »
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