GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic China Flights via Any GDS Partner

Alexandria, VA, 5 September 2016 – The announcement of TravelSky’s unilateral decision to discontinue the sale of domestic China flights on TravelSky-hosted carriers via any GDS partner (i.e. Sabre, Travelport, Amadeus) is a major setback for managed travel programs across the country.

Chinese companies rely on many different partners and solutions to ensure their travel programs are as efficient and price sensitive as possible. This short-notice mandate to shift all bookings to TravelSky will negatively impact those efforts. Additionally, this move will cause booking confusion and lost revenue for these Chinese airlines.

GBTA calls on TravelSky to rescind this action immediately.

CONTACT:

Colleen Gallagher line, +1 703 236 1133, [email protected]

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, gbta.org

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