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Andy Menkes On Trusting, And Verifying, Your Data

Today’s advisor is travel management veteran Andy Menkes of Partnership Travel Consulting. He writes that while data from travel management companies has improved over the…

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As Investor Seeks To Unlock Value At Travelport, Analysts Wonder How

The news that an activist investor took a stake in Travelport to push a possible sale of the company has analysts, consultants and industry leaders…

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Aiming To Control The Offer, Delta Works To Release APIs ASAP

Delta’s public support for the International Air Transport Association’s New Distribution Capability is relatively tepid. That doesn’t mean it’s not exploring alternatives to traditional connectivity….

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Wall Street Analysts: Amadeus Lead On GDS Rivals Is ‘Insurmountable’

Evercore ISI analysts are bullish on Amadeus. They like the strength of its airline IT business and expect the company to continue growing share on…

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Sabre CEO Menke Explains The Private Channel

Sabre CEO Sean Menke confirmed what many suspected. The IAG private channel option for travel agencies caught up in reworked economics between airlines and GDSs is about…

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Travelport Expects ‘Large Majority’ Of Its BA/Iberia Bookings To Use ‘Private Channel’

Travelport expects most bookings on British Airways and Ibera to be subject to the carriers’ new private channel option. That implies lower GDS incentive income for…

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Sources: Air France-KLM To Soon Join Rivals With Global Distribution System Surcharge

[UPDATE: We published new info on Air France-KLM here.] Sources expect Air France-KLM in the next couple weeks to announce a surcharge for GDS bookings,…

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