Posted February 21, 2018

After A Lull, CTM Still Eyeing M&A But Nothing Transformational

It's going on two years since Australia's Corporate Travel Management made an acquisition in the U.S. and more than a year since it bought an agency anywhere. That may not sound like a long time, but for CTM, which has acquired around a dozen travel agencies since publicly listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in late 2010, it feels like an eternity. Read More »
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Posted February 20, 2018

Travelport Readies New Desktop App, APIs For Agency NDC Access

Now that Travelport is certified at the highest level as a New Distribution Capability aggregator and is working with several airlines to implement NDC-based connections, the global distribution system operator is readying options for agency subscribers to access new airline content flows, CEO Gordon Wilson said. Read More »
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Posted February 15, 2018

Will HRG See A Counterbid? It's Possible But Not Expected, Pundits Say

Several sources discussing the pending acquisition of HRG by American Express Global Business Travel anticipate the deal to close as designed. Yet, the door is open for another player with sufficient capital and a strategic rationale to make a competing offer. Read More »
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Posted February 14, 2018

Sabre Sees Plenty Of Airlines Committing To Full Content, Despite European Outliers

Sabre signed more than 40 airlines to full content global distribution agreements in 2017, demonstrating "that many carriers around the world like the model the way it is," Sabre president and CEO Sean Menke said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. Read More »
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Posted February 9, 2018

Amex GBT-HRG Deal Gets Surprising Backer In BCD Owner

At first blush, it may come as a surprise that the owner of BCD Group and the single largest shareholder of Hogg Robinson would let HRG fall into the arms of BCD Travel rival American Express Global Business Travel. But the time was right for BCD Group founder and owner John Fentener van Vlissingen to cash out. Read More »
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Posted February 9, 2018

Hogg Robinson To Sell HRG To Amex GBT, And Fraedom To Visa

Two of the world’s largest travel management companies are set to merge after American Express Global Business Travel offered up to £410 million to buy Hogg Robinson Group. Read More »
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Posted February 8, 2018

CWT Nabs Travelport's Hyden, Adding More Exec Power To RoomIt Business

Travelport veteran Scott Hyden is departing the global distribution system operator to join Carlson Wagonlit Travel's nascent RoomIt division next week. Travelport confirmed his departure, and CWT confirmed his arrival. Read More »
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Posted February 6, 2018

BCD Travel Launches Third-Party Tech Marketplace For Clients

BCD Travel today is opening a marketplace of authorized third-party technology and service providers that will help corporate clients discover and more quickly implement solutions into their programs, the travel management company announced Tuesday. Read More »
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Posted February 2, 2018

Delta Cuts Upfront Commissions For Some Preferred Agencies

Several agency sources said Delta this week cut front-end U.S. point-of-sale incentives on international tickets for multiple agencies. Read More »
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Posted February 1, 2018

ATPCO Buys Routehappy, Its First-Ever Acquisition

ATPCO made its first acquisition in 53 years of operations with the purchase of Routehappy, a specialist in airline rich content, the fare-filing firm announced Thursday. Read More »
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