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RightRez Tackles Complexities Of Energy and MarineTravel

Maria Regester, vice president of business development at RightRez, says booking air travel for the energy, marine and crew sector is a complicated endeavor. Her company looks to simplify the process.


Sabre Plans Acquisition Within Travel Network Division
Sabre Plans Acquisition Within Travel Network Division

Sabre told the Securities and Exchange Commission that it is "possible" that it will reach an agreement for an acquisition during this quarter. The move would end a series of sales made by the company.


Expedia Acquires Travelocity
Expedia Acquires Travelocity

Expedia Inc. acquired Travelocity outright from owner Sabre Corp. for $280 million. The move should please travel agents who were never comfortable with their primary technology provider operating a website that competed with them.


Security Should Be Agents' Top Tech Focus in 2015
Security Should Be Agents' Top Tech Focus in 2015

Last year witnessed several damaging hacks of major U.S. businesses and banks—and it's likely this is just the first wave of cyber theft and cyber terrorism. Every business should take steps to protect confidential information, and that's especially important for travel agents who handle their clients' sensitive financial information.


Providing New Tracking Tools for Travel Managers
Providing New Tracking Tools for Travel Managers

Two companies have partnered to provide travel managers with live flight-tracking. The new arrangement offers a mix of “incidence management and proactive management of the VIP travel,” says a company exec.


IATA Is Listening to Agents with New Study on NDC Impact
IATA Is Listening to Agents with New Study on NDC Impact

IATA announced it will collaborate with a coalition of travel agent associations on a study examining the impact of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) on agents.


Travelport Smartpoint Now Incorporates Leading-Edge Air Merchandising Solution
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. 


Amadeus Revives ‘The Human Touch’
Amadeus Revives ‘The Human Touch’

In an about-face, Amadeus has shelved its proposed overly-technical desktop in favor of an approach that focuses on ‘front-line, customer-facing human beings.’


Travelport Smartpoint Now Incorporates Leading-Edge Air Merchandising Solution
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.