Regarding Lufthansa’s recent announcement to charge additional fees for reservations made through the global distribution system, the corporate customer and the TMC are the two entities that will be most affected by this fee.
In a guest column this week, Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson took aim at full content agreements between airlines and global distribution systems. Yapta CEO James Filsinger submitted a letter in response.
Ever since the jury verdict was returned in the Sabre-US Airways antitrust trial in federal court in New York City in December, a lot of us have been mulling over the fate of GDS-prescribed full content provisions contained in most airline-GDS distribution agreements.
World Travel, Inc. this week appointed president Liz Mandarino as its new CEO, succeeding 32-year vet, founding exec and now chairman Jim Wells.
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The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability may appear to be the great disruptor sweeping through travel distribution, but arguably an even larger revolution is following. IATA's One Order initiative aims to digitize order management in the same way NDC has digitized offer management.
The number of business trips settled through ARC during the second quarter fell 1 percent year over year.
The €16 surcharge Lufthansa Group airlines plan to drop on the market in September is a de facto fare hike. The increase would hit BCD Travel clients to the tune of €28 million annually, provided booking levels stay intact and the fee applies to all group carrier bookings.