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With UK’s Business Travel Direct And BA, SAP Concur Flies Through NDC Headwinds

New York — For SAP Concur, NDC is a “mess,” a “grey area,” and a “huge job.” But there is progress. That includes a recent…

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With Planned Acquisition In Germany, American Express Global Business Travel Challenges Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group and American Express Global Business Travel don’t see eye-to-eye on distribution. Now, GBT brings more to the table. Announced Tuesday, its planned acquisition…

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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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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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