Posted in Distribution Methods Productivity

Accessing Sabre’s New Hotel Content Will Be Easier Said Than Done

Sabre expects to soon deliver to travel management company subscribers more efficient access to over a million hotel properties through its Content Services for Lodging…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating

Change In The Air (RFP)

Chicago — There are lots of tactics for bypassing the hated corporate hotel request for proposals. Mauro Ruggiero hopes the same is happening in airline…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

What Southwest’s Expanded Distribution Means For Corporate Travel Buyers

The biggest news coinciding with GBTA’s convention this month was Southwest’s decision to list or expand participation in global distribution systems run by Amadeus and…

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Posted in Budgets Risk Suppliers

Recession ‘Almost Tangible’ In Corporate Travel, But Signals Are Mixed

Chicago — The next economic recession always is a matter of when. Currently in a 10-year run of strong performance, the travel industry is starting…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

American Express Global Business Travel Execs: Global Corporate Clients Are Increasingly Concerned About Lufthansa’s Intransigence

Chicago — The largest travel management company is not acquiescing to Lufthansa Group’s distribution strategy. According to American Express Global Business Travel executives, the airline…

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Posted in Careers

Ziegler Is Back On GBTA’s Board

NetApp senior travel manager Mark Ziegler rejoined GBTA’s board of directors after the association’s chapter presidents elected him president of the Chapter Presidents’ Council. Ziegler…

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Posted in Payment Productivity

A Month Out, New European Payment Security Rules Are ‘A Moving Target’

Chicago — New regulations in the European Union governing payments there with locally issued cards are set to take effect next month. Part of Europe’s…

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