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Minneapolis TMC Makes Hay With Subscription Model

Startups are not the only travel management providers trying out new pricing models. Thirty-six-year-old family business ProfessionalTravelService.com, a Travel Leaders Group affiliate, is based in…

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AA Enables Corporate Bundles Through Three TMCs

American Airlines last month began distributing a corporate bundle via its NDC-compliant API to clients of three travel management companies. AmTrav, Marplay in Mexico and…

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Jeff Klee On Babies, Bathwater And TMCs

AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee takes a cold, hard look at the value propositions of travel management companies, how to view the startups coming after them…

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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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How Good Is Apple’s Deal With United? Here Are Some Benchmarks

It’s tempting to try to ascertain Apple’s discount on business class airfares between San Francisco and Shanghai after this month’s leak of United Airlines client information. The…

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Why Corporate Clients Share The Blame For Slow Business Travel Innovation

It’s often said that innovation in corporate travel doesn’t keep pace with advancements in consumer travel. Some accuse travel management companies of being stuck in…

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Jeff Klee On The Industry Fiddling With NDC While Rome Burns

The New Distribution Capability furnished by the International Air Transport Association is several years in the making. At least a few more are required for…

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