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European Agent Group Files Antitrust Complaint Against IATA

European travel agent and tour operator association ECTAA has filed an antitrust complaint against the International Air Transport Association with the European Commission's competition authority.
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From Reseller To Revenue Producer: Serko Plots The Gradual Course With TMCs

New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech provider Serko has lined up the first batch of travel management companies to resell its Zeno booking system in the U.S. Signing TMCs is one thing. Getting them to produce is another.
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At Behest Of TMCs, IATA Adds 'Business Travel Ready' In New NDC Certification

The [email protected]'s Business Travel Ready criteria ask carriers to certify they have adopted, in their NDC-compatible application programming interfaces, more than a couple dozen messages to help the corporate channel handle NDC-based shopping, booking, payment and post-ticketing services.
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Metaplanner Puts The Calendar At The Center Of Corporate Travel

Metaplanner sees the calendar as the logical place for corporate travelers to shop and book travel, as well as manage their itineraries during the trip.
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March Year-Over-Year Changes In Crossborder Air Traffic

March Year-Over-Year Changes In Crossborder Air Traffic
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What Will Happen To NDC Aggregators When GDSs Get Their Act Together?

A crop of New Distribution Capability-oriented airline aggregators were supposed to disrupt the old global distribution systems. Yet, the GDSs may be the ones disrupting their plans, at least in the corporate market.
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Live With NDC Transactions, Amadeus Sees 'More Sophisticated' Commercial Model Emerge

Since November, European online travel agency operator Travix has been tapping Amadeus Web Services to transact airline bookings that align with the New Distribution Capability standard.
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Russia Review Slows Travelport's Take-Private Deal Closing

Travelport on Friday flagged that its deal to be acquired by a private equity partnership is being slowed by a review from Russian competition authorities. The company still expects the deal to close in the first half of 2019.
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Business Traveler Behavior

Business Traveler Behavior
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Amadeus Eyes U.S. TMC Growth After Claiming To Outperform Flat GDS Market

Amadeus is gunning for more travel management company business in the U.S., CEO Luis Maroto told investors after announcing year-over-year revenue and marketshare gains in a flat global distribution system market for the first quarter.
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