Monthly Archives: September 2015

2016 Price Forecast: Flat Airfares And More Hotel Hikes

By | September 30, 2015

[UPDATE, Nov. 24: Forecast data from American Express Global Business Travel is included.] [UPDATE, Oct. 1: Information from NYU’s outlook on expected hotel rate increases is included.] For 2016, corporate travel buyers should expect hotel rate growth in the low- to mid-single-digit percentages while airfares on average show little change. Those are the bottom-line conclusions forecast by BCD Travel’s Advito and,… Read More »

Amadeus, Air Canada Reconcile

By | September 25, 2015

[UPDATE, Nov. 2, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.] [UPDATE, March 8, 2017: Amadeus-connected travel agencies in Canada and the United States now can “seamlessly access and book” Air Canada’s Preferred and Advance paid seats, according to the global distribution system operator. Agents within their standard workflow can use seat maps furnished by Amadeus… Read More »

Travel And Transport Invests In Control

By | September 25, 2015

Travel and Transport isn’t in the “mega” TMC category, but it’s big enough now for global aspirations beyond the Radius Travel network it has helped steer for more than 20 years. Investing in overseas markets is one way the Omaha, Neb.-based company is trying to control its future. So is building more proprietary systems, including an agent desktop and a business intelligence platform. After years of exploring agent desktops available from… Read More »

Did Your Firm Enroll In The Airbnb Business Program? Are You Sure?

By | September 21, 2015

Airbnb last month announced that “business demand” surged and more than 1,000 companies had “formally” made it “part of their corporate travel programs.” The statement garnered press about corporate executives clamoring for the service, but it overreached. After our queries, Airbnb deleted the word “formally” from its announcement. [UPDATE, Sept. 21: Oddly, Airbnb has since reinserted the word.] It is… Read More »

Pro, Tzell Mobilize With ARC App

By | September 18, 2015

[UPDATE, Feb. 3, 2017: ARC discontinued this initiative in late 2015.] Using technology from ARC, Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group are joining the ranks of business travel agencies offering mobile apps. The ProTrip and tZapp apps are downloadable from the Android and iOS stores but not yet out of client beta. According to a spokesperson for the two agencies’ parent company,… Read More »

AA-Delta Interlining Impact: Small But Not Insignificant

By | September 17, 2015

[UPDATE, Jan. 24, 2018: Delta Air Lines said it reached a new deal with American Airlines to handle customer reaccommodation during bad weather and other disruptions. “The new ticketing and baggage agreement will allow both carriers to rebook customers impacted by irregular operations on one another’s flights,” according to a Delta statement. A Delta official explained that the… Read More »