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A Few Minutes With GoldSpring Consulting, Episode 2

Thanks for your interest in our new audio series in which we interview the industry veterans at GoldSpring Consulting about developments in travel management. In…

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Canadian Travel Firms Last Year Beat Back Visa Rules Mandating Card Security Codes, Skirting Issues Southwest Bookers Could Face

A mandate from Visa Canada that merchants collect card security codes for not-present transactions last year met with resistance from travel companies. They claim to…

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Lola Awaits Southwest Content Through Amadeus, Which Is In ‘Ongoing Discussions’ With The Carrier

Since Southwest Airlines a few years ago chose Amadeus as its passenger service system, many have hoped that would mean at least most of the airline’s…

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Lacking Southwest Concerns Lola’s Paul English Less Than Customer Acquisition Does

Well-funded startup Lola last week announced its Lola Works small business platform featuring reporting, team collaboration and policy and spending guidelines with “wiggle room.” The features…

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Boosting Corporate Sales Force, Southwest Targets Booking Fees And Considers Prism

After making a “modest” investment in corporate sales during the past 10 years, Southwest Airlines expects to significantly increase its numbers. It’s also taking a…

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United Offers Low, Flexible Coach Fares But Makes Them Hard For Intermediaries To Reach

United Airlines on its website has been offering low, refundable fares to compete against rival carriers. If you know where to look, you can find…

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Wall Street Analysts: Amadeus Lead On GDS Rivals Is ‘Insurmountable’

Evercore ISI analysts are bullish on Amadeus. They like the strength of its airline IT business and expect the company to continue growing share on…

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