[CORRECTION, Aug. 15, 2022: "There is no direct integration in place between TravelPerk and Hilton," according to a prepared Aug. 8 statement from TravelPerk. The company apologized "for any confusion or misunderstanding" and indicated that when TravelPerk chief commercial officer JC Taunay-Bucalo said during a July phone interview that the company had a direct connection with Hilton which did not use the GDS, he was actually "referring to a connection via GDS as opposed to through an OTA." TravelPerk last week declined to answer questions about whether a direct connect integration was forthcoming or had been . . .