Taking inspiration from ATPCO's Next Generation Storefront, Sabre's long-in-the-works New Airline Storefront has debuted. At the same time, ATPCO confirmed it has backed away from being the arbiter of shelving placement and confirmed it is sunsetting an NGS algorithm that dictated displays.
Air France-KLM last week signed a deal to adopt the Farelogix FLX Merchandise engine to expand offers and bundles available through direct channels and the airline group's New Distribution Capability-aligned API.
Eric Léopold, former director of financial and distribution systems transformation for the International Air Transport Association and now managing director of airline consultancy Threedot, calls for an "airline customer account" payment model.
British outsourcing, consulting and digital services group Capita plans to sell its travel management company subsidiary, Capita Travel & Events, once the business recovers sufficiently to attract a reasonable price.
Roadmap co-founder and CEO Jeroen van Velzen in an interview this week reflected on the road behind, the road ahead and the exit ramp via this month's acquisition of Roadmap by Emburse.
Coupa in an earnings release confirmed it had acquired Pana, a guest-travel specialist. That followed the announcement earlier in the day that Emburse, the expense management company whose brands include Certify and Nexonia, picked up travel data shop DVI and travel app-builder Roadmap.
Procter & Gamble has awarded FCM Travel Solutions a contract to be its travel management company in North America and Europe, FCM announced.