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Notebook: Searching For Better Travel Data, International SOS Endorses Spotnana

As part of its mission to support client employees’ safety, security and well-being, risk management firm International SOS processes 20 million passenger name records a week. Between 1.5 percent and 2 percent have errors, according to the firm’s global travel industry relations VP, Wendy Stachowiak. That’s a lot. But with some new mutual clients using Spotnana, she said, the error…

Amid Travelfusion Dispute, Ryanair Deals Directly With Concur

Europe’s largest airline, Ryanair, in mid-December announced a deal to directly distribute fares through SAP’s Concur Travel and TripLink. On top of an agreement implemented in May 2023 with Amadeus, and pre-existing participation with Sabre and Travelport, the arrangement positions the carrier to court frugal business travelers for its aggressive growth plans. Already a titan of commercial aviation, Ryanair aims…

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Notebook: Catch Up On Airline Distribution

Estimated reading time: 23 minutes The Global Business Travel Association’s New Jersey chapter on Nov. 9 hosted a webinar on airline distribution featuring JTB Business Travel, SAP Concur, Sabre and United Airlines. Moderated by The Company Dime‘s Jay Campbell, the discussion featured observations about the status of the New Distribution Capability, where it’s going, some of its challenges, what the…

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United Move Prompts Some Buyers To Again Find Direct Channel Insufficient

Surprised to find last week that United Airlines made their negotiated rates available to travelers via its website and mobile app, some corporate travel buyers took a closer look at functionality the airline built to support their needs. While United has done more than some other carriers to legitimize supplier-direct channels for managed travel, “better than nothing” isn’t going to…

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CWT Endorses Traxo

It’s easy to understand why a travel management company would think twice about declaring support for Traxo. The company’s data capture solution helps corporations justify loosening booking channel policies. That’s outdated thinking, according to Traxo, its customers and some other observers. Regardless, Traxo announced work with American Express Global Business Travel last year. Now, it is set to reveal an…

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Notebook: Travel Buyers Discuss Booking Channel Policy Flavors And Tradeoffs

Asked how corporate travel buyers should deal with fares found outside preferred booking channels, Cisco senior global procurement service leader for travel and card Carlos Almendros said, “You’ll get a different answer for every buyer.” Travel managers also speaking at the Global…

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