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American Airlines and "booking source premium”

UFTAA members will recall American Airlines’ (AA) announcement made in mid-November that it planned, as from the end of 2010, to charge travel agents a fee for each segment booked by them over AA’s services using a Travelport GDS supplier. … February 16, 2011
Is collateral damage really necessary?

Is collateral damage really necessary?

DISPUTE BETWEEN AMERICAN AIRLINES AND TRAVELPORT The fallout potential from American Airlines’ (AA) dispute with Travelport continues to worry UFTAA. American Airlines’ announced in mid-November that travel agents in 55 countries would from late … December 12, 2010
UFTAA elects Mario Bevacqua president

UFTAA elects Mario Bevacqua president

Following the election of a new Board of Directors by the recent Annual General Assembly held in Rimini (Italy), Mario Bevacqua, former Vice President, was elected President of The United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA). Mario is highly … November 15, 2010
43rd UFTAA World Congress held in Kathmandu

43rd UFTAA World Congress held in Kathmandu

The 43rd World Congress of the United Federation of Travel Agents Associations (UFTAA) took place in Kathmandu, Nepal, in late November this year. More than one hundred delegates from across the world were in attendance. UFTAA represents 80 national and … December 10, 2009
UFTAA elects new board

UFTAA elects new board

The United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) held its annual elections for its board of directors on November 21. Mr. William Tan, president of NATAS in Singapore, was re-elected to head the federation as its president. Mr. Mario Bevacqua … December 6, 2009
Appointment of new industry travel agency commissioners

Appointment of new industry travel agency commissioners

Recently, the travel agency and airline industry representative organizations (ECTAA, UFTAA, WTAAA and IATA) jointly appointed travel agency commissioners to fill the posts left vacant by the departing incumbents who had retired or had indicated a wish … January 16, 2009



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