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December 17, 2012 - 09:05 AM ET
Sabre customers can "shop, book and fulfill" American Airlines' new fare fare bundles "using standard Sabre entries," according to a Sabre Travel Network blog post.
Travelport last week also affirmed that the new Choice Essential and Choice Plus fare options are bookable in its channels.
Los Angeles - Following his appearance here at the Global Business Travel Association's annual convention, American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker late last month spoke with Business Travel News senior editor Michael B. Baker about the impacts of the American-US Airways merger on corporate share and business, the merger's next steps and possible effects of recent attention to airline route safety.
While nearly all travel managers in a new survey indicated they have a corporate card program in place, and more than a quarter noted a great majority of their organization's travel spending is paid with the card, both those percentages are notably lower at smaller companies.
Denver-based hotel management company Richfield Hospitality in recent weeks promoted senior vice president of sales and revenue strategy Will Loughran to president of the company, a position vacant since former president Greg Mount earlier this year left to lead Red Lion Hotels Corp. Business Travel News lodging editor Michael B. Baker recently spoke to Loughran about his company's revenue management strategies and how they are affecting relationships with corporate business.
Travelers at European companies are twice as likely to handle their trip reservations through a travel arranger or central travel department as travelers in North America, according to an Egencia study. Examining 2013 itineraries for 5,190 Egencia clients in 13 countries, the study also found that companies on both sides of the Atlantic which operate in only one country have far more travelers who book through an internal arranger than those working for multinational organizations.
you're a U.S. airline executive or a hotelier, these are heady times. In the
not-too-distant past, primary players in the U.S. airline industry were
belittled as bankrupt, unworkable relics beset by excessive competition,
perpetually soaring fuel costs, questionable management and unsolvable labor
cost issues. They were seen as unable to take the steps necessary to right
themselves. Instead, today's largest U.S. airlines, though not free of
troubles, have posted a years-long streak of collective profit, fueled by major
consolidation, capacity squeezes and the proliferation of ancillary fees.
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