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Economist: Slow Pace Of NDC Through GDSs Isn’t Surprising, GDSs Dominate Because TMCs Need Them

Wilmington, Del. — Global distribution systems dominate indirect air travel distribution because travel agencies don’t want it another way. So it’s not unexpected to find…

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CWT CEO Backs GDSs, Schools Court On Costs Of Corporate Travel Distribution

Trial testimony by CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert proved instructive for anyone looking to understand travel management company dependence on global distribution systems. There…

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Frustrated With Airlines’ GDS Bypass Programs And Threats, BCD Travel Pays Microsoft To Build An Agent Desktop

BCD Travel is paying Microsoft about $20 million for a multi-GDS search and booking desktop system that also could help agents manage bookings made outside…

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Op Ed: Jeff Klee On Measuring What Matters With NDC

Travelers don’t care how service providers get all the travel purchase options in front of them, just that they do. AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee discusses…

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Testimony In Sabre Trial Suggests Distribution Fees Paid By Airlines Could Decline Under NDC

Wilmington, Del. — Sabre has entertained the idea of charging airlines lower prices for bookings made through NDC-compliant connections than it does for those made…

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Explainer: TMC Profit Margins

It’s not unusual to hear travel management company executives talk about their small profit margins, but their margins are average to above average compared with…

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American, United Considered Investing In Farelogix To Keep It From The Likes Of Sabre

Wilmington, Del. — Executives with American Airlines thought about buying a piece of Farelogix a few years back when they got wind that the tech…

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