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Airlines, Distribution Chain To Automate Ticket Rule Changes

The airline industry has been collaborating across the distribution chain to enable automated overrides of fare rules, offering carriers and travel management companies easier unused ticket management. American Airlines said the new functionality will be ready in global distribution systems in the coming weeks.
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Covid-19 Hangs Over Amex GBT Investor Pullout Dispute

A Delaware chancery court has been asked to decide whether would-be investors in American Express Global Business Travel can pull out of their agreement in the wake of travel industry devastation wreaked by Covid-19. A key question, according to court documents unsealed this week, is whether Amex GBT's backers are protected in their deal from the impacts of the pandemic.
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Business Expenses In China Begin To Recover

Business Expenses In China Begin To Recover
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With Demand Recovery Uncertain, Amadeus Ponders Winning Share On Price

Following a "good start" to the year, Amadeus' worldwide global distribution system bookings turned negative year over year in mid-February and continued a freefall for the remainder of the first quarter, CEO Luis Maroto said Tuesday during the company's quarterly earnings call.
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Reports: Sabre, Lufthansa Eye End Of Distribution Deal Next Month

Sabre plans to end on June 30 its global distribution system agreement with Lufthansa Group carriers, several sources told The Beat Tuesday, echoing reports in several German-language publications.
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Sabre Set To Financially Weather 18 Months Of 'Zero Bookings, No Travel'

Following its efforts to slash costs and raise capital, Sabre's liquidity position "is sufficient for more than a year and a half, even in a zero-bookings, no-travel scenario," president and CEO Sean Menke said Friday during the company's first-quarter results call.
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Travelport Fumes As Wex Backs Out Of eNett Acquisition

Wex has backed out of its deal to acquire travel payments operator eNett from majority owner Travelport.
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Farelogix CEO Disappointed In Sabre Deal Outcome, Ready To Go It Alone

"Are we disappointed? Sure. This is what we worked for," Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson said about last week's merger termination with Sabre. "We believed that Sabre-Farelogix made a lot of sense. So we fought for it. In the end, it didn't work out the way we wanted."
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GBTA Assesses Member Comfort With Opening Up Employee Travel

GBTA Assesses Member Comfort With Opening Up Employee Travel
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Frosch Travel's Insurance Lawsuit Illustrates Common Covid-19 Theme

Frosch Travel estimated in a lawsuit against its commercial insurance provider filed last week that it "suffered losses of approximately $40 million, and that number is rapidly increasing," due to the Covid-19 crisis. Like other businesses, Frosch filed a claim with its insurance provider to collect on its policy. However, the insurance company rejected the claim, prompting Frosch to file suit.
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