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Conferma Preps More Contactless Payment, The ‘Final Piece’ In Virtual Card Success

Sabre-owned virtual payments company Conferma Pay expects by January to provision virtual cards into digital wallets for travel bookings. It’s another means for virtual payment to dispense with 20th-century technology. Faxes now handle a minority of Conferma Pay’s virtual card authorizations to hotel properties, with more reliable, secure email and API connections growing in usage…

Direct Travel CTO Sees Future Of Travel Management Tech In Teams, Slack

Are native travel management company mobile apps obsolete? That’s Darryl Hoover’s question. The Direct Travel chief technology officer was playing out the implications of the company’s revised digital strategy. Leveraging collaboration platforms including Microsoft’s Teams and Salesforce’s Slack, he said, allows the travel management company to meet customers where they are. That’s a lot easier…

Sabre President Kurt Ekert: ‘We Want GetThere To Be A Showcase’ For NDC

Estimated reading time: 16 minutes The Company Dime co-founder Jay Campbell on Friday interviewed Sabre president Kurt Ekert by videoconference. Among other issues, Ekert talked about a starring role for Sabre’s GetThere corporate booking tool, hope for near-term adoption of the New Distribution Capability, an “arms race” for corporate travel management companies and how Sabre’s…

With Google ITA, Deem Presents Clients A New Choice For Shopping Southwest

[CORRECTION, Oct. 19, 2022: The original version of this article included outdated information about some Southwest Airlines leisure routes not available to Deem users via certain shopping channels. There are no longer any such restrictions.] Southwest Airlines early this year began “limited” participation in the Google ITA QPX airfare search and shopping system. Corporate online…

BCD Travel Ditches Travelport

BCD Travel is moving to two global distribution system partners from three, focusing on Amadeus and Sabre while leaving out Travelport. “We have a high regard for Travelport, but we’re confident that the direction we’ve taken is the right one for our business and our customers,” according to a statement attributed to Thane Jackson, BCD…

Spotnana Integrates With American Airlines To ‘Personalize’ Offers

Travel tech startup Spotnana several weeks ago activated “advanced,” direct integration with American Airlines to give travelers and agents booking and full post-ticketing capabilities, ARC/BSP settlement and access to new products. By using the airline’s NDC-compliant application programming interface from Accelya, the pair went live with offers that are not currently available in Sabre. “We…

Following Move To Amadeus, Gant Travel Signs Aimendo For Text Automation

San Diego — Gant Travel Management in 2020 migrated from Travelport’s Apollo to Amadeus, becoming one of the top North America-based corporate travel management companies for the Madrid-based global distribution system operator. Enticing Gant were new Amadeus scripting capabilities and other workflow improvements made possible by “advancements” in connectivity to the TMC’s tech stack, including…

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