Posted May 18, 2017

How Many Trip Options Do Bookers Need? One Will Do For Daimler

Many travel buyers obsess over supplier deals and policy compliance as they try to keep a lid on travel costs. Yet, "the real cost driver is the fact that we are generating a lot of administrative efforts with our travelers," Daimler head of global travel management Bernd Burkhardt said in a recent interview. Read More »
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Posted May 16, 2017

Onyx To Migrate ECommission Solutions Clients After Purchase

Onyx CenterSource in the coming months plans to migrate eCommission Solutions agency clients to its RecoverPro commission reconciliation and recovery system, following this month's acquisition of ECS. "Over time," Onyx will sunset the ECS reconciliation and commission recovery system, Onyx president and CEO Mark Dubrow said in an interview. Read More »
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Posted May 11, 2017

Travel And Transport Buys U.K.-Based Statesman Travel

Travel and Transport has acquired London-based travel management company Statesman Travel Group. Read More »
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Posted May 9, 2017

Travelport GDS Segments Grow In The First Quarter

Travelport beat analyst expectations on revenue and earnings for the first quarter and reported that travel agency segments processed through its global distribution systems—including air, car and hotel bookings—rose 4 percent year over year to 93 million. Read More »
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Posted May 5, 2017

Amadeus Adds A Point Of GDS Air Share On Strong Q1 Booking Growth

Amadeus reported that total travel agency air bookings rose 9 percent year over year to 154 million during the first quarter. Growth rates in Latin America, Asia/Pacific and North America were especially strong. Read More »
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Posted May 5, 2017

BA Parent Seeks 'Structural Change,' Calls GDS Relationships 'Not Sustainable'

British Airways parent International Airlines Group soon will reveal plans to reshape participation in major global distribution systems, likely opting out of full content provisions and changing the terms on which it distributes fares and related content in the travel agency and corporate channels. Read More »
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Posted May 2, 2017

Sabre: GDS Bookings Were Better Than Expected In First Quarter

During the first quarter, Sabre benefited from a "better-than-expected booking environment," CEO Sean Menke said, and its global distribution system bookings rose 6 percent year over year. Read More »
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Posted April 27, 2017 - London

Two U.K. TMCs Go Direct With Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group has established its first two global distribution system-bypass connections to travel management companies. Both Portman Clarity and Click Travel are based in the U.K. and have histories of establishing direct connections to travel suppliers. Read More »
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Posted April 26, 2017

Now Part Of DXC Technology, Shares Looks To Regain Airline PSS Relevance

In recent years, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services' airline passenger services system, Shares, has suffered significant client attrition. US Airways folded into merger partner American Airlines' Sabre-powered system, Virgin Atlantic transitioned to a PSS controlled by partner Delta Air Lines, and Copa Airlines has agreed to shift to Sabre, though implementation has been delayed. Read More »
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Posted April 21, 2017

Ukraine International Airlines Waives GDS Surcharge For Partner Agencies

Ukraine International Airlines enacted a $9 per-segment surcharge on travel agency bookings, effective April 13, to "cover the growing fees of global distribution systems," the carrier confirmed. In conjunction, however, the airline offered a seemingly straightforward option for travel agencies to avoid additional expense. Read More »
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