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Southwest Expects Full Participation In Sabre By Labor Day

Southwest Airlines expects to go live as a fully participating carrier in the Sabre global distribution system by the end of summer, on the early side of its initial target to launch in the second half of 2021, Southwest president Tom Nealon said Thursday during the airline's first-quarter financial results call.
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CTM Anticipates Profitability As Australia, New Zealand Outperform

Australia-based multinational travel management company Corporate Travel Management during a UBS investor conference Wednesday reported a break-even performance in March and indicated it expects to return to profitability for the quarter ending June 30. The TMC signaled solid demand recovery among corporate clients in Australia and New Zealand and signs of life elsewhere.
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'Cut Off' By Amtrak, Travelfusion Turns To Screen-Scraping

Travelfusion in the past week turned on an "alternative access point" to pull in Amtrak rail content for users of its tfRail aggregation system by way of screen-scraping, CEO Moshe Rafiah said. This follows the U.S. rail operator's decision to end its distribution relationship with Travelfusion, effective last month.
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Delta Sees Corporate Demand Crawling Back, Eyes Acceleration After Summer

Delta Air Lines on Thursday reported a slight uptick in corporate demand during the first three months of the year, though it remains deeply down from 2019 levels. The carrier doesn't expect business travel's recovery to ramp up until after Labor Day, as vaccination rates grow and corporate workforces return to the office.
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What Business Travelers Require From Suppliers To Travel Again

What Business Travelers Require From Suppliers To Travel Again
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United Builds NDC Servicing Capabilities For TMCs, Expands Access Through Concur

United Airlines has introduced capabilities for travel management companies to service bookings that were transacted on the carrier's website or through New Distribution Capability-based connections.
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The Migration From GDSs To Airline Websites Continues

For well over a decade, the migratory marketwide booking trend toward airline-direct websites and away from global distribution systems has endured. A survey of airline professionals released last week augurs a continuation, and perhaps acceleration, in the coming years.
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Business Travelers Assess Revenue Impact From Travel Restrictions

Business Travelers Assess Revenue Impact From Travel Restrictions
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Trams Founder Re-Acquires Assets From Sabre, Plots Next-Gen System

The founder of travel agency back-office and customer relationship management company Trams and his new company, Tres Technologies, this month re-acquired the Trams operations, assets and book of business from Sabre and plans to develop a new system.
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Addition By Subtraction: New Travelport Platform To Subsume Legacy Systems, Eventually

Travelport on Wednesday announced the launch of a next-generation distribution system that eventually will become its sole platform for suppliers and travel sellers, as it rationalizes Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan.
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