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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.
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.
Flight Centre Travel Group-owned multinational FCM wrote it has "invested heavily in NDC capability and we are at the forefront of NDC adoption."
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.
Thomalex has named Dallas-based Campbell Travel as the first U.S.-based reseller of its corporate online booking tool.
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?