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Far Off For Business Travel Channels, Attribute-Based Shopping To Be A Hotel Website Reality This Year

Analysts and hoteliers including IHG are exploring a new way of selling rooms that also means a new way of shopping for them. It sounds…

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As Airline Incentives To Agencies Continue To Rise, A Startup Aims To Help Both Sides Manage It All

Supplier revenue is important to travel agencies. Marketshare and incremental volume are important to airlines. A startup wants to provide both sides a platform for…

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Withering On The Vine? Sabre’s TripCase Slips In Managed Business Travel While TripIt Keeps Adding Features

The United States Patent and Trademark Office in February granted Sabre a patent on “post-booking travel assistance and organization.” This covers some key functions in…

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IHG Fires Up Initial B2B Sales Components Of New Tech Platform

A year ago this week, IHG announced a new operating structure. One part is an “integrated commercial and technology” organization that combines tech development for sales…

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London Conference Next Week Will Feature Business Travel Startups Including Salesforce-Based SAP Concur Challenger

A handful of business travel startups plan to make a splash at next week’s Business Travel Show in London. They include makers of travel and…

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Lola Awaits Southwest Content Through Amadeus, Which Is In ‘Ongoing Discussions’ With The Carrier

Since Southwest Airlines a few years ago chose Amadeus as its passenger service system, many have hoped that would mean at least most of the airline’s…

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BCD Travel Aims To Solve NDC Complications In Lufthansa Test

BCD Travel last week announced a multiyear agreement with the Lufthansa Group. As part of the deal, the travel management company secured a full-content commitment…

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