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Travel Buyers Show Strong Support For Current Distribution System


On September 1, the Lufthansa Group implemented a €16 per booking surcharge on travel purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters. This morning we issued the findings from a new global survey conducted by GBTA and its European partner network showing 42 percent of travel buyers surveyed have decreased bookings with Lufthansa since it

Week in Review


There will be no more free rides through TSA’s Precheck program, according to Skift’s Grant Martin who reports that as of this week, TSA is finally drawing its managed inclusion program to a close. Managed inclusion was a way to funnel “low risk” passengers through Precheck lines, cutting down traffic in standard security lines and

Week in Review


This week in business travel, Skift reported on the Lufthansa Group airlines plan to implement a booking surcharge starting next week for any bookings made outside of direct channels. They cited a GBTA poll of its members that showed one-half of travel buyers who currently offer Lufthansa as a preferred carrier plan on decreasing their

One-Half of Travel Buyers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Once €16 Per Booking Surcharge Goes Into Effect on September 1


GBTA recently conducted a survey of travel buyers living in the United States and put out the release below this morning revealing its findings. In June, the Lufthansa Group airlines announced that it plans to add a surcharge to tickets purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters beginning next week

Week in Review


Last weekend, an air traffic control glitch caused major delays hitting Washington, D.C. and New York especially hard. GBTA called for a top-to-bottom review of the air travel disruption calling it an unacceptable outcome and pressing for a close examination of the long-term planning process. In better news for consumers, Slate reports that airline ticket

GBTA Calls for “Top-to-Bottom Review” of Weekend’s Air Travel Disruption


Earlier this week, GBTA issued a call for a top-to-bottom review of the air travel disruption that caused cancellations and delays of flights across the nation. We issued the following statement: Over the weekend, an air traffic disruption caused by a ‘technical glitch’ resulted in more than 3,400 delays and 640 cancellations of flights across the

Week In Review


The Week In Review is back today after a short hiatus to keep you up to date on the latest news in business travel. Skift’s Dan Peltier highlighted 8 charts on where next generation of big-spending business travelers will come from according to the GBTA Foundation’s annual forecast for business travel. USA Today reports on

Competition and the Sharing Economy Highlight Monday at GBTA Convention


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, kicked off its first industry session at Center Stage with Charisse Jones of USA Today asking hard-hitting questions from Southwest Airlines’ Gary Kelly and Etihad Airlines’ James Hogan. The interviews focused on the future of airline competition, Open Skies, antitrust

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