To translate its AC2U airline distribution application programming interface for an NDC world, Air Canada has turned to the NDC Exchange, jointly produced by ATPCO and SITA.
Booking and expense tool provider KDS plans in the second half of 2012 to launch a tool for managing reservations by clients’ travelers, even if they book outside approved channels.
ProcureApp, a company that captures data from corporate traveler bookings on consumer websites, is working on a new application for its technology: helping corporate clients earn commissions on maverick reservations.
Southwest Airlines has been on quite a journey, evolving from a plucky intra-Texas airline to the domestic market's largest operator. Is it still a maverick? Vice president and chief marketing officer Kevin Krone will hear that question and many others—from The Beat's writers, readers and conference attendees—as he sits in the Hot Seat at The Beat Live.
New York-based W Travel this month staked its claim as the first corporate travel management company to achieve New Distribution Capability certification from the International Air Transport Association.
Concur has Open Booking. KDS has Maverick. Now, enter Sabre, which this week staked a claim in the emerging business of small-o, small-b open booking with TruTrip.
Booking and expense tool provider KDS launched with immediate effect its Maverick product for flagging and capturing bookings through non-approved websites after announcing a partnership with Chicago-based start-up ProcureApp.
Open Book and Flex travel has moved beyond the hype, buzz, debate, innuendos and debunks. Companies such as NEC, Google, Salesforce, Cognizant and the silent majority have moved towards execution.
Booking and expense management tool provider KDS plans to scale down investment in its open booking management products Maverick and Flex T&E in favor of its pioneering door-to-door reservations tool Neo, according to CEO Dean Forbes, who described the the open booking concept as "failure dressed up as innovation."