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Amex Global Business Travel: Investor Dispute Involving Carlyle Group Doesn’t Impact Day-To-Day

A shareholder in American Express Global Business Travel is suing two investment firms, Carlyle Group and GIC, to get them to stick to their agreement…

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Coupa Buys Mobile Business Travel Tech Developer ETA Inc.

Spend management company Coupa added more travel tech to its portfolio, acquiring business travel app builder ETA Inc. ETA co-founder and CEO Choon Hong Peck…

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Sabre Thinks About Applying For Government Lending

[UPDATE, May 8, 2020: Sabre opted not to pursue financial relief via the CARES Act loan program for the aviation industry. Following a $1.1 billion…

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Southwest ‘Still Evaluating’ TMC Strategy Ahead Of Expanded GDS Participation, Expected By June

Southwest Airlines expects next quarter to add virtually all its fares and inventory to Travelport’s Apollo and Worldspan global distribution systems, in accordance with its…

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Travelport’s Webb: Prior Management Was ‘Picking Around The Edges Without Solving The Bigger Issue’ Of Consolidating Tech

After Travelport declined to comment for a Jan. 22 article about rationalizing its core systems, the company’s board approved funding for that purpose. Travelport then…

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Economist: Slow Pace Of NDC Through GDSs Isn’t Surprising, GDSs Dominate Because TMCs Need Them

Wilmington, Del. — Global distribution systems dominate indirect air travel distribution because travel agencies don’t want it another way. So it’s not unexpected to find…

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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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