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Direct Travel Lands Professional Travel, Its Largest U.S. Buy

Direct Travel this week announced it acquired Cleveland-based travel management company Professional Travel, its latest deal since launching an aggressive travel agency roll-up plan. "I think we're up to 45 or 46 since I started this in 2011," Direct Travel CEO Ed Adams this week told The Beat.

AmTrav Launches Business Traveler-Focused OTA, Deemphasizes CheapAir

Travel management company AmTrav has launched a new travel booking website, Qtrip, designed for travelers, particularly business travelers, who are shopping for airfares with criteria beyond price, according to AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee.

The Most Punctual Airlines By Region

The Most Punctual Airlines By Region

SAP Concur Will Shutter Metasearch Site Hipmunk

SAP Concur on Jan. 23 will shut down the Hipmunk consumer metasearch site and its related Concur Hipmunk offering targeted at small businesses, the company announced Tuesday.

CWT Goes All In On China With Replatformed Digital Offering

Mega travel management company CWT in the second quarter will begin to replace its eight-year-old online booking tool and associated mobile application in the Chinese market with a rebuilt proprietary system.

CTM Buys Texas-Based TMC CTP, Ending U.S. Acquisition Lull

Corporate Travel Management landed its first U.S. travel agency acquisition in well over three years when in the closing days of December it inked a deal to acquire Texas-based Corporate Travel Planners, effective Jan. 1.

Coupa Acquires Yapta

Business spend management software company Coupa has acquired Yapta, a provider of airfare and hotel price assurance technology, the companies announced Tuesday.

FCM Takes Stake In Shep, Another Tech Startup In Equity Stable

Flight Centre Travel Group's FCM Travel Solutions on New Year's Eve inked a deal to take an undisclosed minority stake in corporate travel startup Shep. The deal adds to the Australia-based agency group's investments in and strategic partnerships with corporate travel tech entrants, including Upside and 30SecondsToFly.

Air India GDS Shakeup Has Sabre Out, Amadeus In, Travelport Exclusive Domestically

The exclusive deal Travelport struck with Air India in 2018 took effect at the turn of the year, the company confirmed, making it the sole global distribution system operator that has access to Air India's domestic content in the carrier's home market.

2019 Passenger Flight Fatalities Fall From Prior Year

2019 Passenger Flight Fatalities Fall From Prior Year