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Startup Flightfox Claims ‘New Standard’ In Corporate Travel, But Operates Under A Different Set Of Rules

If your travel management company isn’t ARC-accredited and doesn’t use a global distribution system, is it not a TMC? According to Flightfox co-founder Todd Sullivan,…

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CTBR Transforms Consulting Practice, Offers Consortia Rates And ‘Turnkey’ Travel Management

Twenty-year industry consultant Donald Swartz is reinventing his shingle. The Florida-based managing director of Corporate Travel Buyer Resources wants to streamline the corporate travel procurement…

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Op Ed: John Harvey On The Vision Of A New Channel Model

TMC industry veteran John Harvey in January asked whether changing market forces and increased demand for greater value and transparency in the channel would bring…

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IBM, Travelport Ready Blockchain Service For Commission Processing As Smaller Firms Also Make Progress

Travelport has agreements with “major” hotel and travel management company partners to pilot a hotel commission tracking and collection system using blockchain technology from IBM….

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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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ABC Global Services Puts A New Spin On Agency Consortia Programs For Hotels

ABC Global Services in the coming months plans to use a new GDS rate code for special hotel offers. This type of promotional activity isn’t…

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