Before Spotnana co-founder and CEO Sarosh Waghmar launched his latest endeavor, he founded and headed WTMC, a travel management company, from 2013 into 2019. In its history, WTMC claimed such clients as Spotify and Dropbox, a profitable operation, well over 100 employees and a trailblazing posture on distribution. Then it vanished. What happened to it?
Amadeus and Lufthansa Group this week announced a New Distribution Capability-based agreement. Like the airline group's deals with Sabre in 2020 and Travelport in 2021, it opens two new NDC-based commercial models for the global distribution system operator's subscribers.
We are pleased to present pitches from a variety of industry voices competing to deliver a keynote address at our 15th annual The Beat Live event, taking place Dec. 7 in New York City. Now it's time for you, the reader, to choose your favorite.
American Express Global Business Travel this week urged clients to reach out directly to Qantas and request the airline maintain client access to lower-priced fares soon to be withheld from channels that rely on traditional global distribution system connections, according to a GBT memo.
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New Zealand-based T&E tech provider Serko notified investors that an acquisition under consideration during the past year "has not materially progressed and is not a current focus," board chair Claudia Batten said last week during the company's annual meeting.
Sabre last week filed a federal breach-of-contract lawsuit against Hawaiian Airlines alleging that the airline's global distribution system surcharge and withdrawal of select content "deliberately" breach the carrier's agreements with Sabre.
As an alum of Amadeus, American Express and TRX, industry vet Vic Pynn has held numerous titles in his career. Now, he's carrying two at once: CEO of Vindow and co-founder of Aimendo. Pretty fitting for a guy who recently welcomed twin babies into his life.