Posted in Distribution Suppliers

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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Posted in Distribution Methods Reporting

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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Former Sabre Exec Greg Webb To Run Travelport As CEO

Travelport on August 1 will have a new chief executive officer as former Sabre vice chairman Greg Webb succeeds Gordon Wilson. Webb has been a…

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Posted in Distribution Methods

IBM Gets Patent On Travel Planning

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week issued a patent to IBM for “intelligent travel planning.” The patented process covers receiving a user’s trip…

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Posted in Distribution Policy

WhereTo Wants To Be The Large Enterprise’s Business Travel Startup

A newish company with a not-so-new travel manager, Snap Inc. may invite new corporate booking tool WhereTo to bid on its business this summer. Just…

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Explainer: Passive Segments

From a travel management perspective, the cleanest and easiest way to book travel is through a content channel fed by a global distribution system. Many…

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