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Last Call To Vote For The Beat Live Keynote, Most-Admired Suppliers

The deadline to pick the featured keynote speaker at The Beat Live and to choose the recipients of our annual Readers' Choice awards is fast approaching. Don't forget to cast your vote before we close our polls at the end of the day Friday, Sept. 30.
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CBRE Projects Average Daily Rate For U.S. Hotels To Rise

CBRE Projects Average Daily Rate To Rise
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Costs, Benefits Murky For DOT's Proposed Ancillary Fee Regulation

Airlines, travel agencies and travel tech companies will face additional costs if the U.S. Department of Transportation finalizes a newly proposed ancillary fee regulation. Dollar-cost estimates for industry compliance, however, are not to be found in a cost-benefit analysis that DOT's general counsel office released this week.
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DOT's Draft Ancillary Fee Rules Open Questions On TMC, GDS Applicability

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday issued long-in-the-works proposed rules on ancillary fee disclosures. The rulemaking, if finalized, would require airlines and travel agencies to disclose during the booking process passenger-specific fees for first-checked, second-checked and carry-on bags, as well as ticket change and cancellation fees.
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With Aggregator In The Fold, FCM Strikes Open Tone On Qantas NDC Moves

Flight Centre Travel Group-owned multinational FCM wrote it has "invested heavily in NDC capability and we are at the forefront of NDC adoption."
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TripActions Reports Month-Over-Month Travel Spending Surge In August

TripActions Travel Spending In August
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Travelport Signals No Agency Incentives, 'Content Charge' For NDC Bookings

New Distribution Capability reservations made on Travelport's systems will not be counted as eligible segments for agency incentives, according to the global distribution system operator's subscriber agreement, updated this month.
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Vote Now For The Beat Readers' Choice Awards, The Beat Live Keynote

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Campbell Travel Touts Integration Possibilities As Thomalex OBT Reseller

Thomalex has named Dallas-based Campbell Travel as the first U.S.-based reseller of its corporate online booking tool.
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Lessons Learned, Spotnana CEO 'Wound Down' WTMC To Launch Tech-First Platform

Before Spotnana co-founder and CEO Sarosh Waghmar launched his latest endeavor, he founded and headed WTMC, a travel management company, from 2013 into 2019. In its history, WTMC claimed such clients as Spotify and Dropbox, a profitable operation, well over 100 employees and a trailblazing posture on distribution. Then it vanished. What happened to it?
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