Flight Centre Travel Group's Corporate Traveler brand this week launched a new proprietary booking, travel management and mobile platform geared toward small and midsize businesses.
As part of a revamped strategy, Finnair in July 2022 will begin levying a €12 per-way surcharge on EDIFACT bookings at European points of sale and will pull its lowest-tier Light fares from such channels and pipe its "best" content to the trade solely through New Distribution Capability connections, according to the carrier.
As business travel agency and booking tech provider Upside Business Travel winds down operations, its partner TravelBank has gained some new business on referral, while TripActions has seized on an erstwhile competitor's demise and Omega World Travel has migrated customers on Upside-backed tech to other booking options.
Saddled with $1.5 billion in debt and navigating a corporate travel recovery burdened by a stubborn pandemic, CWT CEO Michelle McKinney Frymire has made the company's capital structure a top priority since taking the helm in May.
Lufthansa Group and Travelport on Tuesday announced a new distribution agreement, which, like Lufthansa's 2020 deal with Sabre, makes available through the global distribution system operator two New Distribution Capability-hooked commercial models for agencies.
Executives from major U.S. airlines on Thursday addressed how a hoped-for burst in post-Labor Day business travel demand that seemed within reach this summer instead likely is delayed for several months.
A Texas state court last week agreed to push back by about a month the pivotal hearing on American Airlines' temporary injunction request to block Sabre from using its New Airline Storefront display and paying "value-based" incentives to agencies for Delta Air Lines bookings.
Direct Travel on Thursday announced it has acquired Canada's McCord Travel Management, a high-touch, invite-only boutique travel management company well-known among Ottawa's political elite.
JetBlue Airways this year has granted ticketing authority to more than 1,000 U.K.-based travel agents as it looks to drive sales and create brand awareness for its first transatlantic service, launched this month between New York and London.
Flight Centre Travel Group doesn't expect corporate travel to return to 2019 levels anytime soon, and it's planning accordingly. Forecasting a smaller overall pie for years to come, the Australia-based multi-brand travel agency operator remains determined to cut a bigger slice through corporate market share gains.