Articles tagged “ndc”

Business Travel

Behind the Dutch Government’s Arduous Bid to Wrest Back Its Travel Program

After a vendor price-gouging lawsuit, the government is moving away from legacy travel companies and instead stitching together its own program to better control costs and gain access to a wider range of airlines and hotels. It took awhile to get there.

Behind the Dutch Government’s Arduous Bid to Wrest Back Its Travel Program

Business Travel

Qantas May Exclude Some Agencies With New Exclusive Lower Fares

Australia's flag carrier is telling travel agencies to either sign up, or lose out, as its breakaway distribution strategy enters a new phase.

Qantas May Exclude Some Agencies With New Exclusive Lower Fares

Business Travel

Flight Centre Makes a Dig at Bigger Rivals as it Takes Their Clients

With so much consolidation taking place, the group reckons its FCM Travel arm is now the only global alternative to the legacy travel management companies. They may disagree.

Flight Centre Makes a Dig at Bigger Rivals as it Takes Their Clients

Airlines

Lufthansa Adds Workspace Bookings to Flights in Renewed Biz Travel Push

For an airline that not so long ago eased away from business travel, two new partnerships suggest it's thinking twice about that decision.

Lufthansa Adds Workspace Bookings to Flights in Renewed Biz Travel Push

Airlines

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

After years of hype, Air France-KLM finally plans to take stronger measures to prompt corporate travel agencies to adopt next-generation methods of processing bookings. Yet its serial delays underscore how hard it is to make industry changes.

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

Airlines

2 Visions for Airline Distribution

Airline distribution's fate may lie somewhere between the skeptical view of Tom Klein, the former CEO of Sabre, and the optimistic view of Alice Ferrari, the CEO of Kyte.

2 Visions for Airline Distribution

Business Travel

Travelport’s Quest to Simplify Bookings for Returning Business Travelers

Travelport is certainly firming up a lot of the themes alluded to in its rebranding. And it's good timing, as the travel tech giant's reincarnation may well coincide with the business travel sector's delayed recovery.

Travelport’s Quest to Simplify Bookings for Returning Business Travelers

Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

For years, a handful of large airline groups outside of the U.S. have slapped surcharges on airfare sold via legacy technology. Hawaiian is the first U.S.-based airline to add distribution surcharges.

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

Travel Technology

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Western companies such as Hopper and Amadeus are lining up to sell enterprise tech solutions to Trip.com Group. That's because the Chinese travel powerhouse is in a shopping mood. It sees back-end technology as critical for making further market share gains in Europe.

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Airlines

Iberia Airlines Sees New Distribution Tactic as Way to Nose Ahead of Rivals

The Spanish flag carrier is overhauling its distribution process and plans to introduce new products in 2022. Its story provides insight into a flurry of announcements by other carriers aiming to make similar moves.

Iberia Airlines Sees New Distribution Tactic as Way to Nose Ahead of Rivals