Posted in Negotiating Reporting Suppliers

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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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Delta Wants Star Ratings As A New Standard, United Doesn’t

United Airlines isn’t into the star component of an emerging program for displaying airline products and airfare attributes. Delta had been hoping for a standard…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Two More Startups, One Claiming A Mobile First, Adopt ATPCO’s Airfare Star Ratings

When ATPCO last month unveiled its Next Generation Storefront, officials weren’t sure how it would work on mobile devices. Progress and opinion are mixed among…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

Travel Risk Management Firm WorldAware Advises Clients To Avoid Boeing 737 Max 8 And 9 Aircraft (Updated)

[UPDATE, March 14, 2019: The Trump administration grounded Max 8 and Max 9 jets.] [CORRECTION, March 13, 2019: The aircraft affected by WorldAware’s recommendation and…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

ATPCO’s New Distribution Storefront Needs Stars To Align

Airline Tariff Publishing Company and its Routehappy subsidiary are out to change how air travelers view and compare flight options. Developed with the Big Three…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

With A New Booking Interface, TripActions Will Regain Access To Delta

TripActions in the coming weeks will roll out a new booking interface that meets Delta’s display requirements. This will end a dispute between the two…

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Posted in Culture Risk

A Few Minutes With ECPAT’s Michelle Guelbart

Jay Campbell last week met with ECPAT director of private sector engagement Michelle Guelbart to discuss the organization’s mission to fight sexual exploitation of children, sex…

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