Lufthansa Group and American Express Global Business Travel don't see eye-to-eye on distribution. Now, GBT brings more to the table. Announced Tuesday, its planned acquisition of DER Business Travel would add 42 locations and 600 people serving small and medium-sized clients in Germany.
Amex GBT has made clear its displeasure with Lufthansa's moves to remove fares from GDSs in a push for NDC-compliant channels. It's taking a harder stance than the likes of BCD Travel, Expedia or TravelPerk, which announced partnerships with Lufthansa to develop new connections.