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IATA Developing Standard Methodology For Air CO2 Emission Calculations

The International Air Transport Association is readying an "industry standard per-passenger CO2 emissions calculation methodology" that is set to be adopted by airline members and made available to travel management companies and others, according to the organization. American Express Global Business Travel is among companies collaborating with IATA.
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Eying 'Final Phase Of Pandemic,' Delta Sees 'Silver Lining' In Omicron's Surge

The surge of the Covid-19 omicron variant dealt a "hellacious" few weeks to Delta Air Lines, as it, like other carriers, navigated staffing shortages and operational bedlam complicated by winter weather. But the variant's sweep also signals a turning point, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday during the company's fourth-quarter financial results call.
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Serial Plaintiff Sues SAP Concur In Rash Of Site Accessibility Litigation

The plaintiff in a lawsuit against SAP Concur alleging website accessibility barriers for blind and visually impaired people has filed since November more than 120 similar federal suits against an array of companies.
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FCM Sharpens Multi-Channel Messaging With Shep Acquisition

Flight Centre Travel Group's acquisition last month of Shep cemented an already strong bond between its FCM travel management company brand and the Austin-based startup whose web-browser extension tech overlays messaging on travel websites.
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SAP Concur And Airbnb To Sever Connections

SAP Concur and Airbnb plan to turn off next month a direct connection that enabled Concur Travel clients to shop the homesharing platform's rental inventory in the corporate travel booking system.
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American Gets Another Shot At Temporary Injunction Against Sabre

The Tarrant County, Texas, state court judge overseeing the contract suit American Airlines filed in June against Sabre has set a hearing next week to consider a request from the carrier for "partial reconsideration" of his decision denying a temporary injunction against Sabre.
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CTM Inks Second Covid-Era TMC Acquisition With Helloworld Deal

Australia-based CTM entered into a binding agreement to buy the Australian and New Zealand corporate and entertainment businesses of competitor Helloworld Travel.
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Sabre Names Kurt Ekert President, Signals Eventual CEO Opportunity

Sabre on Wednesday announced former CWT CEO Kurt Ekert on Jan. 3 will become president of the global distribution system operator and travel IT company.
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Delta Seals A Decade Of Dominance In The Beat Readers' Choice Awards

Subscribers of The Beat named Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline and also Supplier of the Year in its annual Readers' Choice awards, two honors the carrier has flown away with for 10 consecutive years.
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Amex GBT Makes SPAC Deal To Go Public

American Express Global Business Travel has agreed to merge with "blank-check" special purpose acquisition company Apollo Strategic Growth Capital in a deal that would take the company public with a $5.3 billion valuation. The combination is expected to close in the first half of 2022, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals. The company said the move would create the world's largest publicly traded business-to-business travel platform.
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