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'Cut Off' By Amtrak, Travelfusion Turns To Screen-Scraping

Travelfusion in the past week turned on an "alternative access point" to pull in Amtrak rail content for users of its tfRail aggregation system by way of screen-scraping, CEO Moshe Rafiah said. This follows the U.S. rail operator's decision to end its distribution relationship with Travelfusion, effective last month.
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Delta Sees Corporate Demand Crawling Back, Eyes Acceleration After Summer

Delta Air Lines on Thursday reported a slight uptick in corporate demand during the first three months of the year, though it remains deeply down from 2019 levels. The carrier doesn't expect business travel's recovery to ramp up until after Labor Day, as vaccination rates grow and corporate workforces return to the office.
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United Builds NDC Servicing Capabilities For TMCs, Expands Access Through Concur

United Airlines has introduced capabilities for travel management companies to service bookings that were transacted on the carrier's website or through New Distribution Capability-based connections.
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The Migration From GDSs To Airline Websites Continues

For well over a decade, the migratory marketwide booking trend toward airline-direct websites and away from global distribution systems has endured. A survey of airline professionals released last week augurs a continuation, and perhaps acceleration, in the coming years.
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Trams Founder Re-Acquires Assets From Sabre, Plots Next-Gen System

The founder of travel agency back-office and customer relationship management company Trams and his new company, Tres Technologies, this month re-acquired the Trams operations, assets and book of business from Sabre and plans to develop a new system.
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Addition By Subtraction: New Travelport Platform To Subsume Legacy Systems, Eventually

Travelport on Wednesday announced the launch of a next-generation distribution system that eventually will become its sole platform for suppliers and travel sellers, as it rationalizes Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan.
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TravelSky's 2020 Results Show China's Domestic Travel Resiliency

China's state-controlled global distribution system and airline IT company TravelSky Technology Limited had a far better 2020 than its Western peers, helped in large part by the resiliency of China's domestic travel market, according to annual financial results released this week.
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ATPCO Shelves 'Storefront' Placement Standards As Sabre Embraces NGS-Like Flight Shopping

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.
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Air France-KLM Preps Corporate Bundles, Expanded Merchandizing With Accelya

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.
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Capita Plans To Dispose TMC Subsidiary Once Business Recovers

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.
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