Google plans to enable corporate-relevant flight search through its Google Flights metasearch product, according to sources who indicate the function will open initially for Google's internal travel program and then for a wider market. How far Google chases the corporate travel sector remains to be seen. The search giant declined a request to elaborate on plans.
Sabre this week drew to a close a lawsuit filed four years ago by consumers against the three major global distribution system operators.
SAP Concur president Jim Lucier sat down with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live to discuss the perceptions of corporate booking tools and why SAP Concur still doesn't want to become a travel management company—or a global distribution system, for that matter.
Technology is the great enabler of travel management. From pervasive online booking tools to niche traveler rewards systems, travel buyers can deploy an array of products, features, tools or systems to guide travelers pre-trip, in-trip and post-trip.
The Beat presented the Readers' Choice awards today in New York City at the 12th annual The Beat Live.
BCD Travel this summer achieved Level 3 New Distribution Capability certification with deployment partner British Airways, according to the International Air Transport Association's NDC registry.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in a highly anticipated opinion issued Wednesday, voided a jury verdict that in late 2016 found Sabre's global distribution system contract with US Airways violated antitrust law. Yet, not all is won for Sabre.