The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) will be publishing a blog throughout
the upcoming National Business Travel Association (NBTA) International
Convention & Exposition in Chicago. The focus of the blog will be
strictly on airline distribution system reform announcements, educational
sessions and informal debates.
The moment of truth has arrived for travel industry distribution as the
first market-driven business model(s) emerge after 20 years of U.S. DOT regulation.
New, long-term airline-GDS agreements are virtually all in
place, but if and how corporate travel managers will help shape these
agreements into beneficial industry business models remains uncertain
amidst great risk. Some of these agreements are shrouded in secrecy and
could be toxic for corporate managed travel programs, as they become
clearer. The Air Canada Tango action could represent just the tip of the
iceberg with regard to content fragmentation, extra complexity-driven
costs and corporate travel program credibility.
BTC will update its blog several times during the Convention beginning
Sunday, July 16 and concluding Wednesday, July 19.
The BTC blog can be accessed at
BTC is accepting guest-authored posts for publication on the blog during
the Convention. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]