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Reed & Mackay Fortifies U.K. Position With Business Travel Direct

Reed & Mackay on Tuesday acquired fellow U.K.-based corporate travel agency Business Travel Direct from parent Ickenham Travel Group.
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Expedia, United Postpone Court Dates To Negotiate

For the fourth time since April, Expedia and United last week asked the judge overseeing their legal dispute to postpone a court hearing on the status of their suit, this time until September, the same month their contract is set to expire.
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Egencia Lands Marquee Energy Client In BP

Oil and gas giant BP has selected Egencia as its global travel management company, unseating incumbents CWT as its TMC and Sabre GetThere as its self-booking technology provider.
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Amex GBT Chases Midmarket With Integrated Travel And Expense

When American Express Global Business Travel acquired KDS in 2016, it took ownership of an online booking system, as well as an expense reporting tool. Yet, a years-long marketing pact that former parent and now half-owner American Express had with Concur has limited the mega travel management company's ability to go full throttle at selling and marketing expense technology.
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A Couple More Travel Agencies Get Chatty With 30SecondsToFly

30SecondsToFly has added The Air Travel Group and CTI Business Travel to its stable of travel agency clients that have adopted its messaging-based system for automated or agent-assisted bookings.
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Southwest Taps NDC Exchange To Expand Reach Of API Connections

Southwest Airlines has joined the NDC Exchange and expects to transact its first NDC Exchange booking this summer with an unnamed partner.
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Qantas Gets Expansive Agency Buy-In For New Commercial Model, Launching Next Month

Qantas has reached agreements with travel agencies representing 90 percent of the airline's global agency revenue on a new commercial model that takes effect Aug. 1, Qantas executive manager of sales and distribution Igor Kwiatkowski this week told The Beat.
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Wilson Out As Travelport CEO, To Be Succeeded By Former Sabre Exec Greg Webb

Former Sabre executive Greg Webb on Aug. 1 will succeed Gordon Wilson as CEO of Travelport, the company announced Tuesday.
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Amex GBT's Proposed German Acquisition Could Augur More, As It Aligns Affiliates With HRG

American Express Global Business Travel last week announced plans to acquire German midmarket travel management company DER Business Travel for an undisclosed sum. Amex GBT CEO Doug Anderson in an interview Wednesday said GBT could expand its wholly owned agency footprint into "three or four more markets around the world."
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Former Sabre Exec Strikes Plea Deal For Wire Fraud

A former Sabre exec pleaded guilty to wire fraud after allegedly fabricating invoices and embezzling $5.9 million from the company over a four-year period.
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