BCD Travel

Dispatch 12

After announcing a few in March, SAP Concur added several enhancements to the roadmap for its upgraded online booking tool, including the ability to change ticketed air trips in Sabre, scheduled for release during the quarter ending in September. Planned for the current quarter is the capability for reservation holds on EDIFACT-based Sabre bookings. The…

Booking Functionality In BCD Travel’s TripSource Reflects New OBT-TMC Dynamics

Is BCD Travel’s TripSource an online booking tool? Yes and no. Customers can make air, car and hotel bookings with it, but it’s not as fully featured as, say, SAP’s Concur Travel, with which BCD has many mutual clients.  For BCD, TripSource doesn’t have to be an OBT for everyone. It offers other functionality and…

Travel Management Companies Rethink Spotnana Following Direct Travel Buy

Direct Travel’s acquisition by investors led by Steve Singh is a bold move that comes with risks. Spotnana, in particular, already faced sticking points on the economics of collaboration with travel management companies. One of the largest TMCs familiar with those issues has called the Direct Travel buy a game changer. “They have moved, from…

Travel Management Companies Race To Meet AA’s NDC Targets, Sort Out Client Fees

[UPDATE, April 23, 2024: American Airlines delayed new restrictions on how travelers can earn loyalty program points, to July 11 from May 1. The rules will affect some bookings through agencies AA does not qualify as “preferred.” According to a spokesperson, “This extension gives an opportunity for those agencies to complete the transition. We’ll continue…

Amex GBT Describes Cybersecurity Practices, Takes On Binding Corporate Rules For Data Transfers

[UPDATE, May 14, 2024: CTM achieved its DPF certification shortly after this publciation. Here we published new information on data protection frameworks including Standard Contractual Clauses.”] American Express Global Business Travel’s executives get quarterly updates on cyber risks monitored by the company, according to a new section in its annual report, filed Wednesday. The company…

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