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CWT Chief Executive Ekert Expects More ‘Big Brother’ Travel Management (Audio)

Liability risks will force some companies to use strict pre-trip approval and booking channel policies for the foreseeable future, according to CWT president and CEO…

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American Express GBT Diversifies Services While Everyone Is A VIP Traveler, For Now

Buying Ovation Travel Group boosts American Express Global Business Travel’s high-touch service. Ovation made a name for itself in that area and sometimes provides travel…

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American Express Global Business Travel Acquires Ovation Travel Group, A Coveted High-End Specialist

Consolidation in the travel management company business continues apace. On Thursday, American Express Global Business Travel, the largest player, announced its acquisition of New York-based…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Explainer: Full Participation Is Not Full Content And Why It Matters

At the end of 2020, Sabre and Southwest Airlines announced they had come to terms on a “full participation” agreement. Some might not be clear…

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Short’s Sells Corporate Business To Direct Travel

Short’s Travel Management sold its corporate portfolio to Direct Travel for an undisclosed sum. Short’s retains its athletic travel management business line. In a Tuesday…

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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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Industry Pros Dispute Travel Management Company Viability Data That Cited Dun And Bradstreet

Have you seen a chart floating around that cites Dun & Bradstreet for indications of potential travel management company failures? Has a business development manager…

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