Amadeus submitted the following letter to add context to its original statement published in an article this week.
The American Society of Travel Advisors SVP of industry affairs and education Mark Meader writes in on the ongoing challenges of virtual card processes in the hotel industry.
Festive Road managing partner Caroline Strachan submitted the following thoughts on gender pay reporting in the U.K. The Beat this month covered how several travel management companies, travel tech firms, airline operators and hoteliers performed on the U.K. government's measure.
New blood, new tech and new names are now a fixture of the managed travel landscape, following an era when far fewer travel tech startups explicitly pursued a corporate audience. The Beat reached out to industry veterans with one question: What would you tell a startup coming into corporate travel technology?
AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee submitted the following letter in response to an article last week in which The Beat discussed recent developments and the evolution of airline distribution with Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson.
The International Air Transport Association submitted a letter in response to an article last week on Resolution 890 and an upcoming airline member vote on whether to allow agents to pay using their own payment cards.
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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.
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.
Concerns surrounding airline/GDS "full content" agreements have been very much in the media of late, and with the prevalence of news articles on the topic, the American Society of Travel Agents reached out to a number of its members to obtain a read on the situation.