Posted August 2, 2018

BCD Is Turning On Mobile Air Booking

BCD Travel is taking the next step to evolve its mobile capabilities from itinerary management to itinerary creation. The mega travel management company announced plans soon to enable airline shopping and booking capabilities through TripSource, which covers its native mobile app and responsive Web channels. Read More »
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Posted August 2, 2018

IBM And Travelport Team Up On Corporate Travel Data Product

IBM and Travelport are launching a jointly developed data system for corporate travel programs that blends IBM Watson artificial intelligence capabilities with Travelport's real-time shopping and historical fare data. Read More »
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Posted August 1, 2018

The Beat Research: Top TMC Investment Priorities

Travel management companies come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own mission, identity, product portfolio, geographic footprint and client base. Despite their distinguishing factors, TMCs share commonalities in near-term business investments, according to research published this week by The Beat. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2018

Sabre Reports GDS Share Gains, Solid Travel Demand

Total bookings processed through the Sabre global distribution system rose nearly 8 percent year over year during the second quarter to 141 million. Sabre got a big boost from Australia-based Flight Centre, which in the past year finished converting GDS business in Australia and New Zealand from Travelport to Sabre. Read More »
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Posted July 27, 2018

European Contraction Dings Amadeus GDS Share In Q2, As NDC Work Advances

Airline bookings processed worldwide on the Amadeus global distribution system during the second quarter rose 3 percent year over year to 145 million. Airline bookings across all major GDSs rose nearly 5 percent, representing a rare year-over-year decline in market share for Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted July 25, 2018

Sabre Says Reorg Is Premised On Alignment, Not Job Cuts

Sabre announced a new organizational structure and the establishment of the Travel Solutions organization. Read More »
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Posted July 23, 2018

American Gives TMCs An Out For Basic Economy Buyer's Remorse

This month, American Airlines posted a new exchange procedure for travel agencies whose clients have Basic Economy buyer's remorse. Read More »
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Posted July 19, 2018

GDS And OTA Lobby Escalates Lufthansa Complaint In Europe

A European trade body that represents global distribution systems and online travel agencies filed a complaint Thursday with a European watchdog. It alleges that authorities failed to adequately investigate Lufthansa Group's 16 euro global distribution system surcharge and to enforce European Union regulations. Read More »
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Posted July 19, 2018

Amex GBT CEO Talks Next Steps In HRG Deal, Now Complete

Two of the world’s largest travel management companies have become one. American Express Global Business Travel Thursday completed its 410 million British pound takeover of Hogg Robinson Group to create a TMC that handles a combined $36 billion in annual transaction value. The mega of all megas now has mega integration work ahead. Read More »
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Posted July 18, 2018

Amadeus Reaches Settlement On GDS Class Action Suit

Amadeus has reached a settlement agreement with consumer plaintiffs in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed in 2015 against the three major global distribution system operators. If the court approves the settlement, as it did for fellow GDS operator Travelport, Sabre would be left as the lone GDS defendant in the case, which seeks class-action status. Read More »
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