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As Airline Distribution Evolves, Where Does That Leave Sabre’s System For Corporate Contracting?

The preeminent mechanism for crunching data on corporate deals may be getting long in the tooth. Airlines weren’t totally comfortable when the independent company that…

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Economist: Slow Pace Of NDC Through GDSs Isn’t Surprising, GDSs Dominate Because TMCs Need Them

Wilmington, Del. — Global distribution systems dominate indirect air travel distribution because travel agencies don’t want it another way. So it’s not unexpected to find…

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AA Enables Corporate Bundles Through Three TMCs

American Airlines last month began distributing a corporate bundle via its NDC-compliant API to clients of three travel management companies. AmTrav, Marplay in Mexico and…

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GBTA Convention Highlights Push For ‘Omni-Channel’ Airline Distribution

San Diego – Participants at last week’s Global Business Travel Association convention showed a stronger spirit of collaboration on alternative airline distribution than in years…

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First Pilot For United-Traxo Direct Booking Integration Is Underway

ZS Associates is running a pilot that sanctions for certain employees booking on the United Airlines website. Supported by integration between Traxo and the carrier,…

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With A ‘Neutral’ Impact From GDS Fee, Lufthansa Banks On Channel Shift

When Lufthansa Group in mid-2015 informed the market of a new distribution strategy, one stated objective was to lower associated costs. The company expects to…

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Lufthansa More Than Doubles Direct Channel Discount On Some Fares

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…

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