Posted in Suppliers Sustainability

Airlines Design New Ways For Corporate Clients To Mitigate Environmental Impacts

Amid policy debates over fuel taxes and dissatisfaction with carbon offsets, two Europe-based carriers this summer stepped up to provide customers a direct means to…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

What Southwest’s Expanded Distribution Means For Corporate Travel Buyers

The biggest news coinciding with GBTA’s convention this month was Southwest’s decision to list or expand participation in global distribution systems run by Amadeus and…

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Travel Risk Management Firm WorldAware Advises Clients To Avoid Boeing 737 Max 8 And 9 Aircraft (Updated)

[UPDATE, March 14, 2019: The Trump administration grounded Max 8 and Max 9 jets.] [CORRECTION, March 13, 2019: The aircraft affected by WorldAware’s recommendation and…

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Posted in Payment Risk

Upcoming Visa Rules Have TMCs Scrambling On How To Make Online Airline Buys

[UPDATE, June 14, 2019: Starting June 17, users of Southwest Airlines’ Swabiz corporate booking portal must insert their credit card’s three- or four-digit security code….

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TripActions Installs New Supplier Relations Head Over Veteran Brindley

Describing itself as a disruptor to the “traditional agency/supplier/distribution relationship,” TripActions on Monday announced a restructured supplier relations group. The company hired Daniel Finkel, formerly of…

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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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Southwest Adds Hotel Bookings, More Reports, Mobile Itinerary Changes To Swabiz Portal

Now positioned predominantly as a service for small and midsized companies, Southwest Airlines’ Swabiz booking portal has a bunch of new features. The airline this…

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