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Filling High-Touch Gap, Amex GBT Commits 'To Not Turning Ovation Into GBT'

American Express Global Business Travel's acquisition of Ovation Travel Group, announced last week, fills a high-touch gap for the mega travel management company, which committed to maintaining the service offering and brand that New York-based Ovation has built over 37 years.

Travelers' Willingness To Take A Covid-19 Test Before And During Travel

Willingness To Take A Covid Test Before And During Travel

Amex GBT Acquires Ovation Travel Group

American Express Global Business Travel announced today that it has acquired Ovation Travel Group, the New York-based travel agency known for serving high-touch customers like lawyers, hedge fund managers and entertainment executives.

TripActions Hauls In More Funding, Still Favors Building To Buying

TripActions announced it has raised $155 million through a Series E growth round.

After Fruitless Mediation, Sabre And American Eye Retrial

American Airlines and Sabre on Jan. 6 held a mediation conference to once again discuss settling a longstanding legal dispute that dates back to 2011, when US Airways sued Sabre over terms in its global distribution system agreement. An out-of-court resolution remains out of reach, as lawyers for the parties last week during a conference call with the court said each party was committed to a retrial, though it was unclear how quickly they'll get there.

TravelPerk Acquires NexTravel To Accelerate U.S. Growth

Barcelona-based travel management company and tech provider TravelPerk has acquired NexTravel, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based operator of travel booking and management software used primarily by small and midsize businesses in the United States, TravelPerk announced Wednesday.

Direct Travel Agrees to Acquire Short's Travel Management's Corporate Portfolio

Short's Travel Management has agreed to sell its corporate travel portfolio to Direct Travel, Short's Travel Management CEO David LeCompte told clients in a memo Tuesday.

Top Carriers By Number Of 2020 Scheduled Flights

Top Carriers By Number Of 2020 Scheduled Flights

EU Claims Investment Deal Will Open Reservation System Market Access To China

The travel distribution market in China finally could open to some Western technology providers, after the European Union on Dec. 30 announced it has concluded in principle negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment with China.

Fareportal Files Antitrust Suit Over JetBlue's Distribution Strategy

Fareportal Holdings this week filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against JetBlue Airways, alleging the airline last year expanded a distribution strategy to pull out of online travel agencies, including Fareportal brands, and "make it harder for American consumers to save money when they book air travel."