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Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part One

With reaction, assessment and recovery on their minds, corporate travel professionals understandably did not focus closely on airline distribution developments this year. Inasmuch as they…

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Walmart Seeks Patent On Corporate Travel Contract Optimization

When you’re a big corporation, you can get nice volume discounts. When you’re the biggest, you get to reinvent how they’re used. Walmart seems to…

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How Did North America Lift CTM’s Performance?

For the first six months of this year, North America accounted for more of Australia-based Corporate Travel Management’s revenue than any other region. That was…

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As Travel Managers Review Tech Stacks, SAP Rebuilds Concur Travel

Overshadowed by the novel coronavirus, SAP Concur in March revealed that this year it would rebuild its legacy travel booking tool. As Concur embarks on…

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American Airlines To Use ATPCO, UATP For Prepaid Program Enhancements

American Airlines is building a new platform for its prepaid AirPass program and enticing potential enrollees with lower minimums. The promotion targets high-end leisure travelers…

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

[UPDATE, Sept. 5, 2019: ATPCO no longer requires intermediaries adopting its Next Generation Storefront to use a star-rating system for displaying airline products. ATPCO said…

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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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