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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Posted August 22, 2018

CTM Will Launch Homegrown Client-Facing Tech In The U.S. This Year

Australia-based Corporate Travel Management by the end of the year plans to launch its full suite of client-facing technologies in the U.S., including its online booking system, managing director Jamie Pherous said during the travel management company's fiscal-year earnings call Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted August 21, 2018

Egencia Readies Direct-To-Hotel Chat System For Corporate Travelers

Expedia Group-owned travel management company Egencia is finalizing a direct-to-hotel communications system that enables client travelers to chat with hotel property representatives through the Egencia mobile app. Tapping in to established technologies and supplier relationships of its parent company, Egencia plans soon to give managed travelers a unique conduit to pose questions, make special requests, heap praise or lodge complaints related to their hotel stays. Read More »
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Posted August 20, 2018

30SecondsToFly Finds TMC Toehold With FCM

FCM last week at the Global Business Travel Association conference in San Diego demoed a prototype for its Smart Assistant for Mobile system that featured chat-based booking capabilities from 30SecondsToFly's bot, Claire. Read More »
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Posted August 16, 2018

AdTrav: Former TMC Partner Isn't Bankrupt, They Just Don’t Want To Pay

AdTrav this month filed a motion with a U.S. bankruptcy court to dismiss Duluth Travel's Chapter 11 case, alleging Duluth filed only to avoid paying AdTrav a court-ordered sum of nearly $900,000. Read More »
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Posted August 15, 2018

Amadeus And Travelport Try To Distance Themselves From 'GDS' Moniker

Amadeus and Travelport have long provided systems that facilitate the distribution of travel content on a global basis. Yet, each has distanced itself from the "global distribution system" tag and all the baggage that comes with it. Read More »
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Posted August 13, 2018

Delta Leans In To NDC, Preps GDS API Connections

Delta in the next month plans to become Level 3 certified under the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability program, joining some of the largest airlines in the world in reaching the milestone, including competitors American Airlines and United Airlines. Read More »
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Posted August 9, 2018

Traxo, TripEasy Enter Unmanaged Fray With Very Different Models

Another week, another couple of entrants chasing the unmanaged-to-lightly managed business travel segment. Read More »
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Posted August 8, 2018

Amex GBT, CWT Working On NDC With Amadeus, Too

Amadeus announced American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will pilot airline distribution in accordance with the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard. The announcement came Wednesday, a day after competing distribution player Sabre announced its own NDC pilots with those two mega travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted August 8, 2018

Topaz International, Nina & Pinta And GoldSpring Offshoot Align Under Umbrella Org

Travel auditing firm Topaz International, travel management consultancy Nina & Pinta and travel marketing and communications outfit Dots & Lines are joining together under the Nina & Pinta Group umbrella. Read More »
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