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Wex To Acquire Enett, The Virtual Payment Firm Majority-Owned By Travelport

Wex agreed to buy fellow business-to-business payments firm eNett and transaction optimization company Optal for a combined $1.7 billion. That includes $1.275 billion in cash…

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NuTravel, Delta Build Out Direct Business Travel Booking

When ARC this week announced its investment in nuTravel, the latter’s CEO referenced a new “global airline” customer. Looks like it’s Delta. “At the end…

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Travelport’s Albatross: Rationalizing Apollo, Galileo And Worldspan

Travelport executives have said little about their strategy since affiliates of Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital took the company private last May, but something…

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NuTravel (And Hilfman) Joins ARC, Blockskye And Traxo To Accelerate Direct Airline Distribution For Business Travel

Airlines Reporting Corp. this month acquired a majority stake in technology developer nuTravel. NuTravel will operate as an independent subsidiary and deliver managed business travel…

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Op Ed: Igor Marchal On The Future Of Car Rental Distribution

Car rental companies can’t sufficiently differentiate their products or provide a modern shopping experience within the current distribution framework. That’s according to travel industry veteran…

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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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IBM, Travelport Ready Blockchain Service For Commission Processing As Smaller Firms Also Make Progress

Travelport has agreements with “major” hotel and travel management company partners to pilot a hotel commission tracking and collection system using blockchain technology from IBM….

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