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Blockchain Startups Take On Hotel Commission Processing

People disagree on how much and when, but blockchain seems destined to improve how hotels track and pay commissions to travel management companies. This always…

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TripActions Installs New Supplier Relations Head Over Veteran Brindley

Describing itself as a disruptor to the “traditional agency/supplier/distribution relationship,” TripActions on Monday announced a restructured supplier relations group. The company hired Daniel Finkel, formerly of…

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How Good Is Apple’s Deal With United? Here Are Some Benchmarks

It’s tempting to try to ascertain Apple’s discount on business class airfares between San Francisco and Shanghai after this month’s leak of United Airlines client information. The…

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Lola Awaits Southwest Content Through Amadeus, Which Is In ‘Ongoing Discussions’ With The Carrier

Since Southwest Airlines a few years ago chose Amadeus as its passenger service system, many have hoped that would mean at least most of the airline’s…

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Tony O’Connor On The OBT Obstacle Course

There is much to think about when selecting an online booking tool for your corporate travel program. A good choice is one that travelers will…

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Duluth Travel Exits Bankruptcy, Contends With Partial Federal Shutdown

Corporate and government travel management company Duluth Travel this month emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after about 10 months, only to face the effects…

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CWT CEO Ekert: Don’t Call myCWT An Online Booking Tool (Just Book Through It, Online)

Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year renamed its mobile app myCWT and used its technology to build a desktop/laptop/browser-based booking interface. CEO Kurt Ekert doesn’t want to…

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