Posted September 20, 2016

Sabre Looks Outside Travel Industry In CEO Search

Sabre is looking at candidates outside the travel industry and with a technology background in its search to replace Tom Klein as chief executive. Read More »
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Posted September 15, 2016

GDS Trade Bodies Form 'Counterpart' Group On IATA Standards

Two trade bodies representing global distribution systems and online travel agencies informed the International Air Transport Association this month that they have established a new working group "to be the distribution industry’s counterpart of IATA in matters of airline distribution and financial services standard setting." Read More »
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Posted September 14, 2016

Concur: Hipmunk Will Influence Our Enterprise User Experience

Concur's deal to acquire metasearch operator Hipmunk, announced Tuesday, won't have an immediate impact on the user experience or design of Concur's enterprise travel offerings. Yet, in the acquisition, Concur executive vice president of travel Tim MacDonald sees an innovator in travel search and user experience that, down the road at least, will influence the tools Concur provides to corporate users. Read More »
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Posted September 13, 2016

As Enabler And Critic, Amadeus Has Varied Interests In Direct Connects

As the world's largest global distribution system operator by booking share, it seems paradoxical that Amadeus would help an airline bypass the GDS. But last week, Lufthansa Group announced "new distribution solutions for corporate clients" that include a "new non-GDS interface" that was developed with Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted September 8, 2016

Judge Bars Some Testimony, Evidence From Next Month's US Airways-Sabre Trial

The federal antitrust lawsuit US Airways filed five years ago against Sabre is bound for trial next month, and the judge presiding over the proceedings has limited the scope of what will be presented before a jury, according to several orders issued in the past two months. Read More »
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Posted September 7, 2016

Serko Sees Early Interest In Integrated Small Business Offering, Plots Expansion

New Zealand-based corporate travel and expense technology provider Serko is reporting that its new Serko.travel platform has garnered early interest in launch markets Australia and New Zealand. CEO Darrin Grafton is plotting an expansion of the integrated travel management technology platform for small and midsize businesses to other markets, including the United States. Read More »
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Posted August 31, 2016

U.S. DOT Pushes Ancillary Fee Requirements To A Later Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Transportation has divided its long-awaited Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections III rulemaking into three separate proceedings, passing off a contentious provision on ancillary fee disclosures into a later batch of rules that likely won't be considered until the next presidential administration. Read More »
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Posted August 30, 2016

Amex GBT To Buy KDS In Pursuit Of 'End-to-End Experience'

American Express Global Business Travel agreed to acquire France-based booking and expense provider KDS. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the mega travel management company expects to complete the transaction in the fourth quarter. Read More »
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Posted August 29, 2016

Judge Tosses 10 Of 12 Claims In Stevens Vs. Tzell Lawsuit

A New York state judge this month tossed 10 of the 12 claims that former travel agency owner Harold Stevens alleged in a lawsuit against Tzell Travel and its parent Travel Leaders Group. However, the judge overseeing the suit in the New York State Supreme Court for Ulster County will allow breach of contract and accounting claims to proceed. Read More »
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Posted August 26, 2016

After Scaling Up And Integrating, CTM Says It Has 'Arrived' In U.S. Market

After a slow first half of its fiscal year in the United States, Australia-based travel management company Corporate Travel Management got a boost from its Montrose Travel acquisition, client wins and a stabilization after spending declines from energy clients. Read More »
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