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TripActions CEO Cites Immaturity In Supplier Relations As Southwest Makes Vaguely Threatening Statement

[UPDATE, Feb. 7 2019: Delta and TripActions have reconciled with one another. More here.] As of December, Southwest Airlines was curious about how TripActions was…

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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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Lufthansa Greases NDC Rails With Agency Incentive, ‘Exclusive’ Ancillary Sales

Lufthansa Group in January will begin paying travel agencies one euro each time their customers fly on a ticket booked through an NDC-enabled channel. In…

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UATP To Enable U.S. TMCs As Issuers

UATP for the first time will allow travel management companies to issue their own payment accounts. The program is starting in the United States as…

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TMCs Get To Work On NDC

Some travel management companies are coming to grips with the New Distribution Capability, and they’re not going it alone. Global distribution systems, agency networks, tech…

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App Provider DCS Touts Full TMC Tech Integration

Many travel management companies offer itinerary apps to client travelers. With some exceptions, they pretty much provide the same or similar features. “They are more…

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First Pilot For United-Traxo Direct Booking Integration Is Underway

ZS Associates is running a pilot that sanctions for certain employees booking on the United Airlines website. Supported by integration between Traxo and the carrier,…

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