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Former Sabre Exec Greg Webb To Run Travelport As CEO

Travelport on August 1 will have a new chief executive officer as former Sabre vice chairman Greg Webb succeeds Gordon Wilson. Webb has been a…

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Yapta Automates Hotel Rebooking

Clients now can configure Yapta to automatically rebook hotel rooms at lower rates in a variety of scenarios. These include when Yapta finds a better…

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IBM Gets Patent On Travel Planning

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week issued a patent to IBM for “intelligent travel planning.” The patented process covers receiving a user’s trip…

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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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SAP Concur Is Working To Fix A Particularly Troublesome Glitch

[UPDATE, June 14, 2019: Concur reported that it resolved this issue late Thursday.] SAP Concur is grappling with a troublesome glitch that is resulting in…

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Explainer: Passive Segments

From a travel management perspective, the cleanest and easiest way to book travel is through a content channel fed by a global distribution system. Many…

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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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