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Mobile Air Bookings Poised To Enter Corporate Travel’s Mainstream

It was inevitable. Following hotel bookings, air bookings are coming in full force to mobile devices for corporate travel. Concur, Egencia and several other travel…

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GDS Conversions: Easier Than They Once Were, But Still Tricky

It’s potentially disruptive to a business travel operation when a travel management company changes global distribution systems. Managing such a change could be top of mind…

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GBTA Convention Highlights Push For ‘Omni-Channel’ Airline Distribution

San Diego – Participants at last week’s Global Business Travel Association convention showed a stronger spirit of collaboration on alternative airline distribution than in years…

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Amadeus Adds American Airlines, BCD Travel To NDC Program

Continuing the furious pace of NDC-related announcements around the industry, Amadeus said American Airlines and BCD Travel agreed to join its NDC-X program. AA is…

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Delta Asserts Support Of GDSs, Targets This Year To Test New APIs

Delta Air Lines expects to start piloting its new application programming interfaces with distribution intermediaries by the end of the year. While those APIs will…

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Travelport Aims For Mid-2019 For ‘Fully Integrated,’ NDC-Ready Point-Of-Sale System

When will NDC really start to make a difference at corporate travel points of sale? Maybe next year. That’s when Amadeus expects to start testing…

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With A ‘Neutral’ Impact From GDS Fee, Lufthansa Banks On Channel Shift

When Lufthansa Group in mid-2015 informed the market of a new distribution strategy, one stated objective was to lower associated costs. The company expects to…

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