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Travelport Plans Q4 2019 Rollout For Agent Desktop With ‘Inbuilt’ NDC Connectivity

Travelport intends to start delivering its new Smartpoint agent point of sale system, with complete NDC integration, in the fourth quarter. Travelport now is testing…

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IATA: Agency Collection Of Passenger Contact Info Will Be Mandatory From June 1

IATA beginning June 1 will require accredited travel agencies to ask customers for mobile phone numbers and email addresses. The airline association said it made…

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United Wants To Grow Its Clutch Of Alternative Distribution Options With NDC-Compliant Corporate Bundles For Concur Users

New York – United Airlines is working to begin pilot tests with multiple corporate clients of negotiated, “dynamic” fare bundles facilitated by New Distribution Capability-compliant…

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Blockchain: It Takes A Village

New York — Tech thinkers from corporate travel agencies, airlines, investment firms and others gathered Wednesday for the first Blockchain In Travel Summit, hosted by…

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Canadian Travel Firms Last Year Beat Back Visa Rules Mandating Card Security Codes, Skirting Issues Southwest Bookers Could Face

[UPDATE, June 14, 2019: Starting June 17, users of Southwest Airlines’ Swabiz corporate booking portal must insert their credit card’s three- or four-digit security code….

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Graham Wareham On Keeping Distribution Infrastructure Up To Speed

Graham Wareham has been in the thick of airline distribution evolution, at Air Canada and now as global director of ATPCO’s distribution portfolio. In this…

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BCD Travel Aims To Solve NDC Complications In Lufthansa Test

BCD Travel last week announced a multiyear agreement with the Lufthansa Group. As part of the deal, the travel management company secured a full-content commitment…

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