Posted in Reporting Service Suppliers

HRG Buy Would Boost GBT’s Proprietary Network, Topple Some Partnerships

If it proceeds as planned, HRG’s acquisition by American Express Global Business Travel would give the latter new proprietary operations in Austria, Italy and Russia….

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

How The Amex GBT Acquisition Of HRG Could Change Supplier, Buyer Economics

Achieving economies of scale is a big part of the proposed American Express Global Business Travel acquisition of HRG. More influence on airline distribution evolution is a bonus….

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

American Express Global Business Travel To Acquire Hogg Robinson Group, Fraedom To Visa

Now that’s a mega. American Express Global Business Travel today announced plans to acquire Hogg Robinson Group in an all-cash deal. Both are among the…

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Posted in Distribution

NDC Registration Isn’t Meaningless, But Also Doesn’t Say Much

Airlines, tech companies and travel agencies can register with the International Air Transport Association for certification on the New Distribution Capability. Air France-KLM and Hogg Robinson Group are…

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Posted in Distribution

On NDC’s Seemingly Contrived Inclusion In The Latest Airline Distribution Announcements

The new, Amadeus-endorsed model for airline distribution with International Airlines Group may or may not take hold among more travel management companies or even other…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

GBT, HRG Take Amadeus Deal To Avoid British Airways, Iberia Nov. 1 GDS Surcharge

There are three weeks to go before a surcharge takes effect on global distribution system bookings with British Airways and Iberia. Big travel management companies…

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Posted in Policy

In Defense Of Corporate Travel Policy

Corporate travel policy has taken a lot of grief lately. It’s too long, so nobody reads it. It’s not traveler-centric. It doesn’t incorporate “behavioral economics.”…

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