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Amadeus Chief Unshaken by Lufthansa Plan
Amadeus Chief Unshaken by Lufthansa Plan

As the dominant GDS in Germany, Amadeus has the greatest exposure to Lufthansa’s efforts to shift share to its direct channels. But Amadeus CEO Luis Maroto isn’t losing any sleep over the €16 ($17.58) surcharge the carrier plans to impose on GDS bookings beginning Sept. 1.

Concur’s TripLink to Capture Lufthansa Bookings
Concur’s TripLink to Capture Lufthansa Bookings

Lufthansa signed a deal to participate in Concur’s TripLink solution, providing  business travelers with access to the carrier’s negotiated fares and avoiding Lufthansa’s €16 surcharge on GDS bookings.

European Agency Group Files Complaint Against Lufthansa
European Agency Group Files Complaint Against Lufthansa

The European travel agency association (ECTAA) filed a formal complaint with the European Commission (EU) against The Lufthansa Group (LHG), saying its planned surcharge on GDS bookings violates the GDS Code of Conduct.

Consumers File Suit Against GDSs
Consumers File Suit Against GDSs

A group of 21 consumers filed an antitrust lawsuit against the three GDS companies operating in the U.S., saying their practices resulted in higher fares for passengers.

New Amadeus Service Offers Agents ‘Relief’ For Ticket Exchanges
New Amadeus Service Offers Agents ‘Relief’ For Ticket Exchanges

Amadeus launched a new service that is likely to reduce the number of debit memos incurred through ticket exchanges, a complex process—and a painful one for travel agents.

DOJ Investigates Airlines’ 'Capacity Discipline'
DOJ Investigates Airlines’ 'Capacity Discipline'

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating whether airlines’ “capacity discipline” violates antitrust law, but proving its case will not be a slam-dunk.

Travelport Acquires Mobile Development Company
Travelport Acquires Mobile Development Company

Travelport Worldwide acquired Mobile Travel Technologies Ltd. (MTT), a private company based in Dublin, Ireland. MTT’s mobile travel platform and product set allows companies to engage with their customers through sophisticated, tailored mobile services including apps, mobile web and intelligent mobile messaging.  

Sabre CEO “Confident” in Wake of Lufthansa’s Surcharge Plan
Sabre CEO “Confident” in Wake of Lufthansa’s Surcharge Plan

Sabre Corp.’s CEO said he’s “confident” the GDS’ business will be fine despite Lufthansa’s announced intention to impose a €16 ($18.70) surcharge on GDS bookings beginning Sept. 1.

Travelport Smartpoint Now Incorporates Leading-Edge Air Merchandising Solution

The newest version of Travelport’s Smartpoint desktop solution is available now. Packed with new features and functionality, including game-changing merchandising content and an ever-expanding range of airlines and ancillaries, Travelport Smartpoint makes it easier than ever to book travel for your customers.