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AA Enables Corporate Bundles Through Three TMCs

American Airlines last month began distributing a corporate bundle via its NDC-compliant API to clients of three travel management companies. AmTrav, Marplay in Mexico and…

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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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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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Tony O’Connor On The Perils Of Personalization

Consultant, auditor and GBTA-Australia & New Zealand deputy director Tony O’Connor raises interesting questions for corporate travel buyers as suppliers build a new basis for…

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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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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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