Posted in Payment Risk

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

Effective April 30, Visa will require online airline ticket buyers to input the three-digit security codes from the backs of their credit cards. While that’s…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

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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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

After Reservations System Switch, Southwest Can Be More Creative On Corporate Deals

[UPDATE, Feb. 8, 2017: Southwest plans to complete by May 9 the second “foundational release” of the new Amadeus Altéa reservation system. That would cover…

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Posted in Distribution Reporting Risk

Direct Airline Booking Isn’t Legit For Lufthansa’s Clients That Manage Travel

Lufthansa Group on Tuesday said corporate clients could avoid its 16 euro surcharge for GDS bookings after September by using its websites. That’s not a genuine alternative. Without workarounds, direct…

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