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U.S. Capacity Is Returning, But Business Travel Isn’t A Priority In Fluid Airline Network Planning (Audio)

Airline capacity remains down dramatically on most international routes while markets with big domestic networks, like the United States, are rebounding. Leisure routes take precedence…

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Ticket Asset Management Represents Billions In Risk And Value

The pandemic forced BCD Travel to manage nearly half a billion dollars worth of unused, nonrefundable tickets during the year ending last month. During the…

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Covid Cancellations Sank Original TravelPerk Flexibility Program, But With Tweaks It Endures

TravelPerk in April 2020 lost money on its flexibility program. The Barcelona-based travel management company’s FlexiPerk option had promised participating clients recovery of at least…

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There Are Headwinds, But Supplier Revenue Will Come Back To Travel Management Companies

Last year, business travel professionals talked a lot about the fees that travel management companies charge their corporate clients — some saying they needed to…

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UATP Helped Solve The Unused Ticket Dilemma, But Airline Policies Vary

As the pandemic emerged and unused airline tickets piled up, UATP became a popular way to store the credit for future use. If you’re confused…

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Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part Two

There’s a line of thinking that says the pandemic is widening a gap between Amadeus and its key rivals, Sabre and Travelport. Not only was…

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Rising Diversity And Inclusion Awareness Highlights How Much More There Is To Do

With growing awareness this year about the work needed for greater diversity and inclusion, and the benefits of taking it on, the travel community has…

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