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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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Vanessa Zeiher-Kaya On What To Consider When Choosing A Travel Technology Partner

Vanessa Zeiher-Kaya is the global principal corporations segment marketing manager for Sabre. In this guest post, she reviews the key points travel managers should keep…

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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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Corporate Travel Executives Struggle To Make Sense Of Latest Investments In TripActions, And Its $4 Billion Value

Corporate travel executives are thoroughly baffled by what a quartet of venture capitalists see in TripActions. Determining the literally unbelievable $4 billion valuation that TripActions…

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Former Sabre Exec Greg Webb To Run Travelport As CEO

Travelport on August 1 will have a new chief executive officer as former Sabre vice chairman Greg Webb succeeds Gordon Wilson. Webb has been a…

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Rajiv Rajian On What ‘End To End’ Really Means

The “end-to-end” experience has been part of travel management vernacular for many years. Understanding what it entails, much less actually achieving it, may not be…

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Egencia Is Building Its Own Hotel Rate Assurance Technology

Popularized by Tripbam and Yapta, hotel rate assurance is now a common part of travel management. Dozens of travel management companies work with those firms…

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