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Ryanair’s Dispute With Screen Scrapers Entangles Corporate Travelers

Ryanair has withheld services from corporate travelers who used third-party aggregation systems such as Travelfusion to book tickets, according to sources. These passengers found themselves…

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Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part Two

There’s a line of thinking that says the pandemic is widening a gap between Amadeus and its key rivals, Sabre and Travelport. Not only was…

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What Southwest’s Expanded Distribution Means For Corporate Travel Buyers

The biggest news coinciding with GBTA’s convention this month was Southwest’s decision to list or expand participation in global distribution systems run by Amadeus and…

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Explainer: Passive Segments

From a travel management perspective, the cleanest and easiest way to book travel is through a content channel fed by a global distribution system. Many…

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After Reservations System Switch, Southwest Can Be More Creative On Corporate Deals

[UPDATE, Feb. 8, 2017: Southwest plans to complete by May 9 the second “foundational release” of the new Amadeus Altéa reservation system. That would cover…

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Direct Airline Booking Isn’t Legit For Lufthansa’s Clients That Manage Travel

Lufthansa Group on Tuesday said corporate clients could avoid its 16 euro surcharge for GDS bookings after September by using its websites. That’s not a genuine alternative. Without workarounds, direct…

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