Airlines Reporting Corporation

GBTA Poll Finds A Little NDC Progress And An Unyielding Cohort

About 34 percent of 326 travel buyers polled last month by GBTA said their companies had begun implementing NDC-enabled channels, with varying degrees of success, up from 18 percent a year earlier. But half of respondents said they had not started to implement NDC — essentially unchanged from polls in April and October last year….

Q&A: Travel Buyer Steven Mandelbaum

Steven Mandelbaum is senior vice president for business solutions at education consulting firm EAB, which he joined in 2000. He has managed travel throughout much of that time and now has responsibility for most internal operations, including technology, real estate, events, employee experience and strategic vendor partnerships. Travel represents about 20 percent of his job,…

Delta Names New Distribution Partners As Sabre Deal Comes Due

Delta Air Lines during a Thursday virtual meeting named the tech partners it would work with on a customer service-oriented distribution strategy based on IATA’s New Distribution Capability protocols. Accelya, ARC and Google will support Delta as it collaborates with corporate travel intermediaries on new distribution methods. The announcement comes as Delta’s agreement with Sabre…

AA Follows UA To ARC’s Corporate Contracting Tool As Sabre Upgrades Prism

Washington, D.C. — American Airlines agreed to use the ARC Corporate Intelligence tool for contract management. ARC CI launched with United Airlines in 2020 as an alternative to the market-leading Prism platform, owned by Sabre. An AA official did not comment on whether the airline would continue using Prism. AA signed on in December 2023,…

Southwest Claims Domestic Corporate Share Gain Based On ARC Data

Southwest Airlines finished last year with roughly 12 percent of U.S. domestic managed corporate travel bookings, based on its analysis of ARC data, up from zero four years earlier. The jump resulted from a combination of market and Southwest-specific developments. Measured by passengers, the dataset encompassed global distribution system bookings through a few dozen of…

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 That’s outdated thinking, according to Traxo, its customers and some other observers.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…

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