All posts by Nancy Trejos

Innovation Row Spotlight: Tramada Systems

As part of the Innovation Series, GBTA wants to draw attention to innovation in the marketplace.  Tramada Systems, a travel technology company that began in Australia 18 years ago, launched its operations in North America two years ago and was featured on GBTA’s Innovation Row at Convention 2019 in Chicago.…

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American-Qantas Joint Venture Gets Final Approval For those traveling to Australia, this is a big breakthrough. The U.S. Department of Transportation has given the final go-ahead for American Airlines and Qantas, Australia’s leading carrier. The joint venture has been a long time in the making. The two airlines had applied…

Innovation Row Spotlight: Lola.com

Lola.com started out in 2015 as an online concierge service for consumer travel. It’s wasn’t too long before founder Paul English, who also co-founded Kayak and sold it to Priceline, realized most of its users were business travelers. So, it made sense to shift the company’s focus to corporate travel.…

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Airlines Extend Cancellations of 737 Max The 737 Max is staying out of commission. United Airlines announced on Sunday that the aircraft will remain grounded until Nov. 3. That is longer than originally planned. American Airlines said it will not fly the plane until Nov. 2. The jet has been…

Companies Better Beware When it Comes to GDPR

The European Union last week imposed fines on two major travel companies under its privacy and data protection law, which went into effect a year ago. Marriott International, the largest hotel company in the world, and British Airways were both ordered to pay millions of dollars in fines under the…
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