Posted November 4, 2016

Amadeus Outpaces GDS Market In The Third Quarter

The market for global distribution system worldwide air bookings among major operators expanded 3 percent during the third quarter, and Amadeus once again grew faster than the market, the company reported Friday. Read More »
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Posted November 3, 2016

Travelport Sees Sustained Softness In U.S. Market

Like Sabre, Travelport reported softness in U.S. global distribution system bookings during the third quarter, especially for corporate travel. While Sabre said strength built in the first month of the fourth quarter, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson doesn't see evidence of improvement. Read More »
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Posted November 2, 2016

Saudi-Backed Company Buys Major Radius Shareholder Portman To Move International

Saudi-owned travel company Mawasem Travel & Tourism has bought United Kingdom-based Portman Travel, one of the three major shareholders in global travel management company network Radius Travel. Read More »
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Posted November 2, 2016

Sabre Primed For Growth After Sluggish Q3

Sabre president and CEO Tom Klein is disappointed with the company's third-quarter performance, citing corporate booking weakness that dampened global distribution system growth, the insolvency of German travel agency Unister that hit revenue and stalled bookings, and higher than expected expenses related to bolstering system security. Read More »
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Posted November 1, 2016

Panel: TMC, Tech Execs Assess Bots, Messaging And AI In Corporate Travel

At The Beat Live in Chicago last month, Sabre Labs director Mark McSpadden led a discussion on artificial intelligence, bots and messaging technologies. Alongside him were Servo founder Nadav Gur, American Express Global Business Travel vice president Evan Konwiser, FCM Travel Solutions chief strategy officer John Morhous and Pana CEO Devon Tivona. Read More »
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Posted October 28, 2016

ARC Data: Business Trip Volumes Fall Again In Q3

The number of business trips settled through ARC during the third quarter fell 2 percent year over year. Read More »
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Posted October 26, 2016

In Opening Arguments, US Airways And Sabre Tussle For Command Of Trial Narrative

Over the next couple months, US Airways must persuade a jury that provisions in Sabre's 2011 contract harmed competition and consumers and that the global distribution system operator conspired with rival GDSs to avoid competition for airline content. Sabre, meanwhile, must disavow the jurors of any such notion. Read More »
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Posted October 25, 2016

Yapta Challenger FairFly Casts A Wider Net For Fare Savings

Yapta has gained a solid hold on the corporate market with its FareIQ airfare price-assurance offering. Now, a challenger is emerging: FairFly, like FareIQ, monitors booked flights for savings opportunities that result from price fluctuations that occur between booking and departure. Read More »
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Posted October 20, 2016

Judge Denies Sabre's Motion To Halt US Airways Trial

The judge presiding over US Airways' federal antitrust lawsuit against Sabre denied a motion by the global distribution system operator to dismiss the suit, paving the way for trial to proceed as scheduled, beginning on Monday, Oct. 24. Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2016

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, CWT Leads TMCs

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for five consecutive years. Read More »
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