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DOT Withdraws Obama-Era Airline Distribution Inquiry

The U.S. Department of Transportation last month withdrew an Obama-era initiative to review airline distribution practices with public input from industry and consumer stakeholders.
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When Planners Expect In-Person Meetings To Resume

When Planners Expect In-Person Meetings To Resume
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Lufthansa, Sabre Detail New 'Landmark' NDC Deal

Sabre and Lufthansa Group not only have salvaged a deal to preserve traditional GDS access but this week announced a "landmark" agreement to extend the group's New Distribution Capability-based content to Sabre users.
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Exploring Acquisitions, BCD Looks At Tech And TMCs

BCD Travel president and CEO John Snyder expects the pandemic to prompt "a fair amount of consolidation" among travel management companies, especially involving small and midsize agencies, a process in which he expects his company to play a role.
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Travel Managers' Approach To 2021 Hotel Programs

Travel Managers' Approach To 2021 Hotel Programs
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Wex Completes eNett Purchase At Slashed Price As Litigation Dropped

Payment company Wex has completed its acquisition of eNett, the travel payment technology business majority-owned by Travelport, and another payment business, Optal, for a combined cut price of $577.5 million in cash.
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At Odds For Years, Amex GBT And Lufthansa Broker NDC Breakthrough

American Express Global Business Travel on Monday announced a breakthrough agreement to access Lufthansa Group's New Distribution Capability-based content. The deal sets the course for NDC access through the travel management company's preferred channel: the global distribution systems.
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United CEO Kirby Expects Corporate Travel Recovery In Late 2021

Despite encouraging news on the Covid-19 vaccine front, United CEO Scott Kirby does not expect a significant recovery for corporate travel until "towards the end of next year," he said during an interview Thursday at The Beat Live virtual conference.
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The Beat Announces 2020 Readers' Choice Winners

The Beat presented the Readers' Choice awards on Thursday at its 13th annual The Beat Live, which broadcast live in a virtual format.
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The Beat Live Kicks Off Tomorrow

This year's event is open to all paying subscribers of The Beat at no additional cost.
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