Posted in Distribution Methods Reporting

Sold On Off-Channel Booking Capture? Here Are Additional Considerations

BCD Travel this year rolled out a new database of trip records independent of the traditional global distribution system passenger name record. Available in nearly…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

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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Posted in Culture Methods Productivity

Dickie Oliver On Challenging The Status Quo For Digital Transformation

Technological prowess can set up a company for success, but usually not by itself. The best-performing companies don’t lose sight of what customers need or…

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Posted in Distribution Payment

Blockskye Tests Blockchain Payment, Settlement And Reporting With ARC, Unnamed Airline

[UPDATE, Jan. 9, 2019: The airline working with ARC and Blockskye is United Airlines. Find more information here.] Blockchain startup Blockskye is running a proof…

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Posted in Service Suppliers

After Pivot, Jay Walker’s Upside Travel Is Attempting To Play A Very Long Game

Online travel legend Jay Walker is putting his best spin on Upside Travel’s pivot, but it’s hard to envision which way the company will be…

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Posted in Policy Suppliers

Questioning The Advance Purchase Airfare Axiom

Is it still a bad idea to wait until the last few days before a flight to buy a ticket? Yes. However, extra capacity and low-fare…

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Posted in Negotiating Reporting

ARC Data Showing Promise For Buyers

Prism data is the basis for corporate deals with the big U.S. network airlines. It will be for the foreseeable future. But it has limitations….

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