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Expecting More Non-GDS Fares, Air Canada To Launch Tool For Travel Agencies To Service Direct Bookings And Access NDC

Air Canada 18 years ago debuted fare families, a response to low-cost competition that set off a revolution in airline pricing. The company’s decision shortly…

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Ryanair’s Dispute With Screen Scrapers Entangles Corporate Travelers

Ryanair has withheld services from corporate travelers who used third-party aggregation systems such as Travelfusion to book tickets, according to sources. These passengers found themselves…

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Startup TravelBloc To Leverage Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence In Business Travel Marketplace For Small And Medium-Sized Firms

A startup that checks some of the buzzy boxes is looking to create a business travel marketplace without much of the traditional distribution infrastructure. TravelBloc…

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Certify, Serko Affected As Amtrak Ends Travelfusion Deal

Amtrak turns 50 years old on May 1. Unless it patches up a relationship with content aggregator Travelfusion, it will be celebrating without connections to…

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Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part One

With reaction, assessment and recovery on their minds, corporate travel professionals understandably did not focus closely on airline distribution developments this year. Inasmuch as they…

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CWT CEO Backs GDSs, Schools Court On Costs Of Corporate Travel Distribution

Trial testimony by CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert proved instructive for anyone looking to understand travel management company dependence on global distribution systems. There…

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Frustrated With Airlines’ GDS Bypass Programs And Threats, BCD Travel Pays Microsoft To Build An Agent Desktop

BCD Travel is paying Microsoft about $20 million for a multi-GDS search and booking desktop system that also could help agents manage bookings made outside…

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