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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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As Airline Distribution Evolves, Where Does That Leave Sabre’s System For Corporate Contracting?

The preeminent mechanism for crunching data on corporate deals may be getting long in the tooth. Airlines weren’t totally comfortable when the independent company that…

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Economist: Slow Pace Of NDC Through GDSs Isn’t Surprising, GDSs Dominate Because TMCs Need Them

Wilmington, Del. — Global distribution systems dominate indirect air travel distribution because travel agencies don’t want it another way. So it’s not unexpected to find…

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Frustrated With Airlines’ GDS Bypass Programs And Threats, BCD Travel Pays Microsoft To Build An Agent Desktop

BCD Travel is paying Microsoft about $20 million for a multi-GDS search and booking desktop system that also could help agents manage bookings made outside…

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Op Ed: Jeff Klee On Measuring What Matters With NDC

Travelers don’t care how service providers get all the travel purchase options in front of them, just that they do. AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee discusses…

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Testimony In Sabre Trial Suggests Distribution Fees Paid By Airlines Could Decline Under NDC

Wilmington, Del. — Sabre has entertained the idea of charging airlines lower prices for bookings made through NDC-compliant connections than it does for those made…

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Op Ed: Tony O’Connor On The Window Of Opportunity For A Better Travel Supply Chain

Consultant, auditor and GBTA-Australia & New Zealand director Tony O’Connor discusses how TMCs, online booking tools and travel buyers should work together to make corporate…

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