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Tony D’Astolfo On Witnessing, And Possibly Enabling, The Demise Of The Managed Travel Program

Serko’s Tony D’Astolfo channels his inner Col. Jessep to ask if the travel management profession can handle the truth about self-inflicted wounds. I was watching…

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Wyndham Executive: Don’t Want Direct Bookings? Don’t Reimburse For Them

Wyndham Worldwide has made fewer headlines on book-direct programs than some competitors, but it has one too. Asked in an interview how companies should respond when…

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Hyatt’s ‘Book Direct’ Program Targets Global Distribution Systems

[UPDATE, May 9 2016: Hyatt reversed course on GDS participation for member rates.] Like two of its rivals before, Hyatt Hotels on Monday announced a marketing…

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