Airline Consolidation, Other Factors Further Squeeze Travel Agency Commissions

By | January 6, 2017

Once in a while, some in the buyer community are excited by the dollar signs associated with global distribution system incentives paid to travel management companies. Disclosures from the US Airways v. Sabre trial recently offered such an occasion. Testimony indicated this money is significantly smaller than commission revenue from airlines, but a new examination of U.S. government data shows the latter income source is down dramatically — and not just . . .

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