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As Airline Incentives To Agencies Continue To Rise, A Startup Aims To Help Both Sides Manage It All

Supplier revenue is important to travel agencies. Marketshare and incremental volume are important to airlines. A startup wants to provide both sides a platform for…

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Some Clients Find Use Of HRS Can Be At Odds With Travel Management Companies

HRS is expanding its reach, adding services and picking up big-name clients. As it does, it steps on the toes of some travel management companies,…

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Posted in Distribution Methods Payment Suppliers

Blockchain Startups Take On Hotel Commission Processing

People disagree on how much and when, but blockchain seems destined to improve how hotels track and pay commissions to travel management companies. This always…

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Posted in Methods Suppliers

Reshopping Can Be Free, But Beware The Bias

Popularized by Tripbam and Yapta, hotel reshopping offers savings as rates fluctuate after initial bookings. But who controls exactly what gets reshopped and rebooked? Whose…

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Posted in Methods Payment Suppliers

Evolving Hotel Economics Present Opportunity For Commission Collection Specialists

Collecting hotel commissions always has been arduous. Helping agencies and corporations with it is the reason companies like Onyx CenterSource and CTS Systems exist. For…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

No Show? No Commission

Industry practice stipulates that hotels don’t pay commissions on penalty charges when travelers don’t show up, even if the rate they booked was commissionable. Yet,…

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Airline Consolidation, Other Factors Further Squeeze Travel Agency Commissions

Once in a while, some in the buyer community are excited by the dollar signs associated with global distribution system incentives paid to travel management companies. Disclosures…

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