JAL Signs with Amadeus & Plans to Sunset Axess GDS
JAL Signs with Amadeus & Plans to Sunset Axess GDS

Business Travel News (BTN) · 2 Oct

Japan Airlines and Amadeus have signed an extended distribution and IT agreement in which Amadeus will be the carrier's recommended distribution part

Flight Centre Taps Troovo for Virtual Payments
Flight Centre Taps Troovo for Virtual Payments

Business Travel News (BTN) · 1 Oct

Flight Centre Travel Group will deploy robotics process automation specialist Troovo Technologies' virtual payment platform over the next several mon

United Will Move to Points-Based Upgrade System
United Will Move to Points-Based Upgrade System

Business Travel News (BTN) · 24 Sep

United Airlines is switching its upgrade system for high-level Premier members to a points-based system that it said would offer more flexibility in

Deem Adds Deltek to Expense Alliance
Deem Adds Deltek to Expense Alliance

Business Travel News (BTN) · 12 Sep

After announcing in June that it wouldsunsetits expense platform, Deem is integrating its Work Fource booking tool with the expense management system

Marriott Launches New Meetings & Events Platform
Marriott Launches New Meetings & Events Platform

Business Travel News (BTN) · 12 Sep

Marriott International has launched a meetings and events platform, Marriott Bonvoy Events, built upon the former Marriott meetings site, Meetings Im

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Ethiopian Installs Wi-Fi on A350 Fleet
Ethiopian Installs Wi-Fi on A350 Fleet

Business Travel News (BTN) · 9 Sep

Ethiopian Airlines has installed broadband satellite Wi-Fi across its Airbus A350 fleet. The service is available for a fee or by redemption of Sheba

Hotel Companies' Investment in Meetings Sourcing Platform Raises Antitrust Concerns
Hotel Companies' Investment in Meetings Sourcing Platform Raises Antitrust Concerns

Business Travel News (BTN) · 28 Aug

After Accor, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International pooled together $50 million to investin meetings technology platform Gr

Qantas Tests NDC Bookings with Agencies Via Travelport
Qantas Tests NDC Bookings with Agencies Via Travelport

Business Travel News (BTN) · 16 Aug

Qantas is testing live New Distribution Capability bookings with agencies ATPI, Globetrotter and Travel Beyond via Travelport Smartpoint.

Southwest Will Provide NDC Content to Zeno
Southwest Will Provide NDC Content to Zeno

Business Travel News (BTN) · 15 Aug

Southwest Airlines will provide New Distribution Capability content to Serko's online booking tool, Zeno, via ATPCO and SITA's NDC Exchange platform.

Southwest Will Put Content on GDSs
Southwest Will Put Content on GDSs

Business Travel News (BTN) · 5 Aug

Southwest Airlines at long last will provide content and full booking capabilities in global distribution systems via agreements with Travelport and

Tripbam Updates Hotel Intelligence Solution
Tripbam Updates Hotel Intelligence Solution

Business Travel News (BTN) · 4 Aug

Hotel reshopping provider Tripbam has enhanced its Hotel Intelligence solution's benchmarking and analytics capabilities. The update allows travel ma

Yapta Streamlines Recommendations on Hotel Analytics Tool
Yapta Streamlines Recommendations on Hotel Analytics Tool

Business Travel News (BTN) · 4 Aug

Yapta has launched a second version of its hotel analytics tool TravelAI Hotel, a year after theinitial version.

Fox World Travel Will Pilot Self-Service Version of Its Business Intelligence Tool
Fox World Travel Will Pilot Self-Service Version of Its Business Intelligence Tool

Business Travel News (BTN) · 4 Aug

Fox World Travel will pilot clients' self-service use of its Cognition business intelligence platform this month. For the past several months, the tr

How Technology Is Changing the Industry, According to Travel Buyers
How Technology Is Changing the Industry, According to Travel Buyers

Business Travel News (BTN) · 4 Aug

Corporate travel managers' responsibilities are shifting from managing people and policies to overseeing business travel management technology, accor

Serko Adds Demand Prediction Tool to Booking Platform
Serko Adds Demand Prediction Tool to Booking Platform

Business Travel News (BTN) · 2 Aug

Corporate travel buyers and travelers using Serko booking platform Zeno now have insight into planned events that could impact the cost of travel to

GraspPay Adds Virtual Pay Platform for Guest Travel
GraspPay Adds Virtual Pay Platform for Guest Travel

Business Travel News (BTN) · 1 Aug

Grasp Technologies has released a version of its GraspPay virtual payment platform designed specifically for nonemployee and guest travel.

Hyatt Relaunches Mobile App for Loyalty Members
Hyatt Relaunches Mobile App for Loyalty Members

Business Travel News (BTN) · 1 Aug

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has released a new version of its World of Hyatt mobile app.

Star Alliance Will Develop Biometric Identification Platform
Star Alliance Will Develop Biometric Identification Platform

Business Travel News (BTN) · 26 Jul

Star Alliance and biometric technology firm NEC Corp. are developing a biometric-based identification platform through which passengers can use facia

TripSource App Update Coming
TripSource App Update Coming

Business Travel News (BTN) · 19 Jul

A new version of the TripSource mobile app will launch this month.

Cvent to Create a Single App Using Best Features from Its 3 Mobile Products
Cvent to Create a Single App Using Best Features from Its 3 Mobile Products

Business Travel News (BTN) · 13 Jul

The meetings and events management platform Cvent announced at its Connect conference this week it is creating a single mobile app solution that will

Cvent Launches Proposal Assistant for Group Business RFPs
Cvent Launches Proposal Assistant for Group Business RFPs

Business Travel News (BTN) · 11 Jul

Suppliers using Cvent's Lead Scoring tool within the company's Hospitality Cloud will soon have automated capabilities to respond to requests for pro

Conferma Allies with Procon for Automated Invoicing
Conferma Allies with Procon for Automated Invoicing

Business Travel News (BTN) · 9 Jul

Virtual payment specialist Conferma Pay has partnered with mid- and back-office technology provider Procon Solution to offer TMCs an automated invoic

Aggregator Enables Travel Management Companies to Use Virtual Payment
Aggregator Enables Travel Management Companies to Use Virtual Payment

Business Travel News (BTN) · 24 Jun

Travel management companies booking through aggregator Ypsilon now can book on behalf of clients using virtual cards, thanks to an integration with t

American Airlines Completes Installation of Satellite Wi-Fi Across Narrowbody Fleet
American Airlines Completes Installation of Satellite Wi-Fi Across Narrowbody Fleet

Business Travel News (BTN) · 17 Jun

American Airlines has completed installation of high-speed satellite Wi-Fi access across the more than 700 aircraft in its mainline narrowbody fleet.

Data Breaches Are Blown Out of Proportion, According to Over One-Third of Hospitality Leaders
Data Breaches Are Blown Out of Proportion, According to Over One-Third of Hospitality Leaders

Business Travel News (BTN) · 17 Jun

With the amount of customer data that hotels collect, the hospitality industry is often a direct target for hackers. Hotel companies affected by data

GoldSpring Brings On Tech Consultant
GoldSpring Brings On Tech Consultant

Business Travel News (BTN) · 31 May

Charlie Mitchell has joined GoldSpring Consulting as a technology solutions consultant to help travel buyers assess technology options' availability,