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New Airport Health Screenings Would Impact Corporate Pre-Trip Prep

The International Air Transport Association plans to hold virtual meetings with governments and other stakeholders as soon as this month to kickstart coordination on health…

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Op Ed: Mike Eggleton On How Covid-19 Could Change Airline Ticket Refunds

Airlines around the world are facing an unprecedented cash crunch, with more canceled and changed itineraries than new bookings. As a result, carriers are pushing…

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Managing Unused Airline Tickets When Cash Is King

[UPDATE, April 6, 2020: Airlines must refund ticket and optional services purchases for flights they canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the U.S….

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Travelport’s Webb: Prior Management Was ‘Picking Around The Edges Without Solving The Bigger Issue’ Of Consolidating Tech

After Travelport declined to comment for a Jan. 22 article about rationalizing its core systems, the company’s board approved funding for that purpose. Travelport then…

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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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Lufthansa Outlines NDC Benefits, And Non-NDC Detriments, For TMCs In Road Show

In the four years since announcing its new distribution strategy, Lufthansa has done a lot to try to convince the travel agency community of the…

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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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