ATPCO product strategy manager
David Smith and Pass Consulting Group CEO Michael Strauss separately submit letters about the complexities of airline content aggregation. BCD Travel execs share thoughts on the Sabre Synxis breach.
Topic: How Lufthansa Can Achieve Its Distribution Goals And What It Means I will talk about Lufthansa’s ambition to change airline distribution. This keynote will provide the latest facts from Germany, highlight why Lufthansa’s ambitions are different from what American Airlines tried with Sabre five years ago and explain how Lufthansa could succeed.
BCD Travel early next year plans to pilot New Distribution Capability bookings with Lufthansa Group and two undisclosed non-global distribution system aggregators.
Groupize has signed about 45 TMCs as resellers of its technology for venue sourcing, room block management, attendee management, registration, approvals and data and reporting on "simple" meetings. Among the dozens listed on the company's site are BCD Travel, Christopherson Business Travel, Travel and Transport and Travel Leaders Corporate.
The readers of The Beat chose Executive Travel CEO Steve Glenn to deliver a keynote address at The Beat Live.
The following is a proposal to speak at The Beat Live. Readers of The Beat will vote for their choice among eight proposals, and the speaker with the most votes will deliver a keynote speech on Wednesday Sept. 22.
Corporate Travel Management this week became the first travel agency to earn a newly created certification "for transparent airfare pricing" from a startup auditing firm, the Australia-based company announced.
The GDS model continues to be defective and inequitable from the airlines' standpoint. The primary beneficiaries continue to be the online and offline travel firms, the corporations and the GDSs. Yet, airlines absorb most of the costs of selling through GDSs. The model dates from when GDSs were the only efficient way for third parties to sell travel.
Pass Consulting CEO Michael Strauss responds here to the news that Sabre Travel Network canceled its developer agreement with Farelogix. Pass is a Farelogix partner.
On average, travel agents earn salaries that place them squarely in the zone of workers impacted by a new U.S. Department of Labor rule on overtime pay.