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Coronavirus Dims Sabre's First-Quarter Revenue Outlook

Industry first-quarter global distribution system bookings to date have dropped in the "mid-teen" percentages as a result of the coronavirus, Sabre reported Wednesday, and the company expects to take a quarterly revenue hit of at least $100 million.
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Travelport Plots Two-Year Course To Single Distribution Platform

Travelport during the next two years "will be moving to a next-generation platform" that will deemphasize the legacy Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan global distribution system cores, CEO Greg Webb said in a Tuesday interview with The Beat.
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BA Hikes, Expands European Corporate Card Surcharges, Blaming Higher Costs

British Airways this week raised some corporate card surcharges and introduced a variable-rate fee structure based on card scheme and market. Further, it has added Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands as markets where its corporate card surcharges apply.
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CTM Revenue, Asian Corporate Travel Demand Catch A Cold From Coronavirus

Australia-based Corporate Travel Management lowered its earnings outlook for its 2020 fiscal year, which ends in June, due to the unpredictable COVID-19 outbreak centered in China.
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CMA: Airlines Foresee Waning GDS Reliance But Mixed On Sabre-Farelogix

Airlines plan to rely on global distribution systems less and direct websites and GDS-bypass more. Most airlines that signed a GDS contract in the past three years used during negotiations the threat of shifting bookings. Meanwhile, a plurality of airlines expressed concerns about the pending Sabre-Farelogix tie-up. These are among the findings of a U.K. Competition and Markets Authority survey of 29 airlines, including some of the largest in the U.S. and Europe, fielded as part of its months-long probe into the Sabre-Farelogix deal.
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Uber Leads In 2019 Ride-Hailing Expenses, Per Certify

Uber Leads In 2019 Ride-Hailing Expenses, Per Certify
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Sabre, Farelogix Await Pivotal Decisions On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Sabre since November 2018 has been waiting to seal its acquisition of Farelogix. It now has longer still to wait as the deal's fate rests on conclusions of two critical reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Buyers Sense Traveler Concerns Over Coronavirus

Buyers Sense Traveler Concerns Over Coronavirus
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Travelfusion Preps Passive Segment Alternative To Service NDC Bookings

British Airways' plan to impose agency debit memos on passive segments in global distribution systems will introduce a new financial headache for travel management companies, but Travelfusion is piloting a remedy.
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Google ITA To Launch NDC APIs, Sees Farelogix As Competitor, Per U.K. CMA

Google ITA plans to launch NDC-compatible application programming interfaces and already "builds and manages direct connect APIs" for airlines, according to the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority's recap of an October 2019 meeting.
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