Upside Business Travel announced it is ceasing operations.
Delta Air Lines and Travelport have reached a new multi-year distribution agreement that includes a "value-based commercial model," according to Delta.
An annual tradition at The Beat Live is our call for speaker submissions open to anyone who wishes to deliver a keynote address on a topic relevant to the corporate travel industry. The deadline to submit pitches is Friday, Sept. 3.
Corporate Travel Management remains about a year away from operating fully as a single travel management company with Travel and Transport as it works through back-end system integration and client conversions. Even so, CTM managing director Jamie Pherous on Wednesday during the company's annual earnings call said "our dance card is pretty full" with other potential acquisition opportunities.
The European Commission late last month gave Google two months to improve transparency in flight and hotel pricing. Travelport chief marketing officer Jen Catto writes that the internet giant isn’t the only one under pressure to do so.
American Express Global Business Travel this week said it would continue to levy a $10 handling fee on Southwest Airlines bookings until the carrier achieves direct-level content parity and closes functionality gaps in global distribution systems.
American Airlines and Sabre are gearing up for a Sept. 17 showdown on the airline's request for a temporary injunction, which, if the carrier gets its way, could block Sabre from using its New Airline Storefront or enacting value-based incentives for Delta Air Lines sales.
American Express Global Business Travel's deal to acquire Egencia from Expedia Group is on track to close by the end of the year, now that all regulatory approvals have been satisfied and "all relevant employee consultations have been completed," Expedia CFO Eric Hart said during the company's quarterly results call on Thursday.