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What Southwest’s Expanded Distribution Means For Corporate Travel Buyers

The biggest news coinciding with GBTA’s convention this month was Southwest’s decision to list or expand participation in global distribution systems run by Amadeus and…

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Serko Tries To Go Where No Corporate Online Booking Tool Has Gone Before

No independent, non-U.S. corporate booking tool provider has ever really succeeded in this market. Serko is trying to be the first. The New Zealand-based software…

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American Express Global Business Travel Execs: Global Corporate Clients Are Increasingly Concerned About Lufthansa’s Intransigence

Chicago — The largest travel management company is not acquiescing to Lufthansa Group’s distribution strategy. According to American Express Global Business Travel executives, the airline…

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BCD Travel Buys Adelman Travel Group

BCD Travel acquired Milwaukee-based travel management company Adelman Travel Group, a member of the BCD Travel Affiliates program. Terms were not disclosed. BCD Travel in…

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Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

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Tony O’Connor On Earth-Shifting Moves For Qantas That Could Make The Big Bigger

On Thursday, Qantas will go live with a new distribution strategy that surcharges bookings using channels the Sydney-based carrier disfavors. Like other big airlines, in…

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John Harvey On The Vision Of A New Channel Model

TMC industry veteran John Harvey in January asked whether changing market forces and increased demand for greater value and transparency in the channel would bring…

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