A U.S. district court in New York dismissed all remaining claims this month in the dispute between hotel commission recovery specialists and one-time partners eCommission Solutions and CTS Systems.
Onyx CenterSource in the coming months plans to migrate eCommission Solutions agency clients to its RecoverPro commission reconciliation and recovery system, following this month's acquisition of ECS. "Over time," Onyx will sunset the ECS reconciliation and commission recovery system, Onyx president and CEO Mark Dubrow said in an interview.
A U.S. district court judge this week dismissed six of the eight claims eCommission Solutions pursued in a lawsuit against estranged hotel commission recovery partner CTS Systems. The judge also upheld a prior ruling denying CTS's request to bring in Dell Marketing as a defendant. CTS operated as a subcontractor for Dell and had tried to shift blame in court.
Commission recovery and reconciliation specialist eCommission Solutions is joining a growing list of travel industry firms launching business intelligence platforms.
A February 2014 fire that tore through an Alpharetta, Ga., office building not only destroyed the headquarters of hotel commission-collection technology provider CTS Systems but also helped torch its relationship with technology firm eCommission Solutions. Now, a U.S. district court is sifting through the embers.
The past few months have brought several twists and turns to the ongoing legal dispute between estranged hotel commission recovery partners CTS Systems and eCommission Solutions. Among them: A federal court dismissed ECS's first amended complaint against CTS, prompting ECS to re-file claims; ECS settled a related Texas state lawsuit with Dell Marketing; and now, CTS plans to sue partner Dell, for which CTS was a subcontractor, to shift blame in the federal case.
Hickory Global Partners said it partnered with eCommission Solutions to provide members with discounted access to the commission recovery application it now brands as Hickory Commission Recovery
Further expanding commission-tracking options, the Airlines Reporting Corporation and eCommission Solutions announced that travel agencies can use corporate reservation service provider numbers in conjunction with eCommission's technology to segment client-specific transactions and commissions on hotel, car rental, insurance, international phone units or other bookings.
Travel agency services company ABC Global Services during the next few months will begin offering its agency clients several new products and services, including additional features for its hotel booking portal, a meeting planning service and a commission collection program.
Ireland's CNG Travel Group last month transferred its Kalypso Reconciliation Program to eCommission Solutions (ECS), a new firm majority-owned by travel management industry veteran Paul Hoffmann.
Tower Travel Management and Travelocity Business debuted new service packages for ARC-appointed Corporate Travel Departments during a CTD Association meeting here last week.
Sabre Travel Network and Amadeus this week launched similar, Web-based hotel commission processing services in partnership with Spain's Worldwide Payment Systems. Both Sabre and Amadeus said their new services would augment a growing portfolio of lodging industry products, offer agencies a more efficient means of reconciling and collecting commissions and attract more hotels to their distribution networks.