Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Southwest ‘Still Evaluating’ TMC Strategy Ahead Of Expanded GDS Participation, Expected By June

Southwest Airlines expects next quarter to add virtually all its fares and inventory to Travelport’s Apollo and Worldspan global distribution systems, in accordance with its…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

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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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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Posted in Risk Suppliers

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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