Former employees of World Travel, Inc., this week submitted terms of an agreed-upon class-action settlement with one of the agency's former owners and the trustee overseeing its employee stock ownership plan.
American Airlines is seeing diminished demand and underperformance from large corporate accounts that hold contracts with the carrier. The airline during a quarterly financial results call Thursday counted the ways in which it is building a business plan that is less reliant on the segment.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday closed the comment period on its proposed airline fee disclosure regulation. Areas for which DOT sought input included whether corporate travel agencies should be covered in the sweep of airline fee disclosure and display requirements. Trade groups representing travel buyers, travel management companies, travel agencies and distributors this week urged corporate exemptions.
Finnair in May will remove intra-Finland domestic content from EDIFACT-connected channels, the airline announced this week, as it continues to phase out the legacy protocol on which global distribution traditionally operated.
Fox World Travel chief information officer Sam Hilgendorf has been playing around with the buzzed-about artificial-intelligence chatbot ChatGPT. He even asked it to write some of his guest column in which he assesses the promise, and potential pitfalls, of the technology for the business travel industry.
As the U.S. Department of Transportation advances new rules on airline ancillary fee disclosures, travel agency and distribution groups this month and last aired concerns over data access, display directives and proposed compliance deadlines.
T2RL CEO Cory Garner delivered the keynote address at The Beat Live last month, naming the companies he views as contenders and pretenders based on their strategies related to airline distribution.