Tag Archives: Briefly

Travelport Aims For Mid-2019 For ‘Fully Integrated,’ NDC-Ready Point-Of-Sale System

By | May 10, 2018

When will NDC really start to make a difference at corporate travel points of sale? Maybe next year. That’s when Amadeus expects to start testing its New Distribution Capability solution with corporate agencies, and when Travelport expects to provide agencies complete content aggregation in a single workflow. A first step for Travelport, planned for this summer, is a… Read More »

Radisson To End Concur E-Receipts

By | April 23, 2018

Concurs users who stay at Radisson Hotel Group properties are losing e-receipt functionality. Radisson locations that switched to the company’s new property management system no longer provide the digital receipts showing line-item detail of hotel expenses, according to a Concur user guide. “Most properties in the U.S. have been upgraded and properties around the world are in the… Read More »

Tony D’Astolfo Lands At Serko

By | April 11, 2018

Travel tech firm Serko hired Tony D’Astolfo as SVP North America. The industry veteran is tasked with expanding the company’s operations in the region, particularly the Zeno self-booking tool. Headquartered in New Zealand and active throughout Australasia, Serko intends to run Zeno beta tests this spring in North America. In October 2017, it hired former American Express and… Read More »

Lufthansa More Than Doubles Direct Channel Discount On Some Fares

By | April 6, 2018

According to published reports in Europe, Lufthansa Group on April 5 began discounting by 20 euros some short-haul economy-class roundtrip fares when booked through direct or NDC-enabled channels. This is on top of the 16 euro surcharge Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss currently apply on bookings through global distribution systems, effectively more than doubling the disadvantage in traditional, indirect… Read More »

SAP Concur To Go Down For Upgrade

By | April 4, 2018

Corporate online booking and expense management market leader SAP Concur will take North America-hosted systems offline this Saturday to upgrade its network infrastructure, the company informed clients. Concur estimated that the work, beginning April 7 at 12 p.m. PDT, would last 10 hours. It said customers using Concur’s EMEA or China data centers would not be affected. The upgrade… Read More »

Attendees See IATA/Travel Management Company Meeting As A Good, If Belated, Start

By | March 15, 2018

Travel management company executives said they were happy that the International Air Transport Association engaged them during a first-of-its-kind meeting in Geneva last week. The gathering kicked off IATA’s new Global Travel Management Executive Council. The effort was a long time coming, some said as they pushed aside their complaints to focus on the positives. So what was… Read More »

Air France-KLM, Travelport Close In On Private Channel Deal To Remove Surcharge

By | March 13, 2018

[UPDATE, March 30, 2018: As expected, Travelport and Air France KLM reached a new “private channel” deal. So did Amadeus. As a result, users of the Amadeus and Travelport global distribution systems can enter into deals with the airline group to avoid the distribution surcharge Air France KLM plans to apply, effective April 1. According to statements attributed… Read More »