Business Travel Coalition


Travel executives weigh booking away from Marriott

Nearly 60% of respondents to a Business Travel Coalition poll say they would likely book away from Marriott International because of its …


To say the debate over the Lufthansa GDS surcharge has been rather heated would be a bit of an understatement. It is, in …

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Lufthansa Group has been invited to talks with a group of 100+ business travel agencies and corporate buyers to iron out issues surrounding the controversial …

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No surprises that Lufthansa‘s announcement in early-June that it would be imposing a Euro 16 levy on bookings made via GDSs has turned …

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With IATA in top gear with its event in Ireland this week to evangelise about its NDC initiative, it’s almost inevitable that …

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The airlines’ main lobbying organization does a point-by-point rebuttal of a draft letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking the Secretary to reject IATA’s application covering the New Distribution Capability.

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A US lobbying firm launched an online petition requesting that the US government mandate that all airlines provide all of their optional services data to GDSs, while in the UK regulators warned travel sites that they must comply with new regulations on displaying total fare prices.


There has been a recent uptick in talk around increased costs associated with flying, and about the frustration consumers often face when dealing with airline ancillary fees like baggage and seat reservation fees.


Many travellers – and perhaps many in the industry – must be confused and somewhat bemused by the current arcane disputes over distribution costs.


Much of the official launch of the anti-Direct Connect group, Open Allies for Airfare Transparency, was always going to be about which companies would join.

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