Flight Centre Travel Group

BCD Travel Revs Up New Service For Unmanaged Business Travel Clients

BCD Travel launched a no-fee, easy onboarding business travel service in Germany and shared plans to expand it to additional markets next year. The company put one of its top executives, global CFO Cees Batenburg, in charge of the initiative as executive lead. The new service uses a brand from an indirectly related acquisition several…

Buyers Fret (Privately) About Airline Ticket Tour Codes

On airline tickets using corporate negotiated airfares, travel agents and booking tools typically include tour codes to identify bookings as coming from a particular travel agency, corporate TMC or airline corporate client. When these codes are wrong or missing, there may be financial ramifications or an impact on traveler benefits. Corporate travel buyers speaking during…

CWT Invests In Reporting To Join Separately Booked Trip Components

CWT earmarked some of its development budget for new trip reporting that pulls in info from multiple bookings to make client data more comprehensive. The travel management company expects it to roll out early next year as part of a new analytics solution.  Depending on the client, upwards of 30 percent of trips may have…

Reporter’s Notebook: At GBTA, New Airline Distribution Disenchants

San Diego — Education sessions at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention last month had a few main themes, with risk, sustainability and payment getting lots of attention. Distribution also enjoyed significant airtime, but not the hotel or car rental kind. Airline distribution sessions were packed.  For many, the prevailing feeling was that the…

New Flight Centre Member Group Addresses Travel Agency Pain Points With Platform Play

The rationale behind a travel agency consortium in Australia announced Thursday by Flight Centre Travel Group mirrors the major dynamics impacting travel agencies and supports the company’s diversification. Group members serving both business and leisure travelers would use Flight Centre as a platform. Broadly speaking, the “invitation-only” Link Travel Group follows on the widespread desire…

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