At a media briefing on Thursday, the airline said it is also in conversations with a number of both small and large leisure agencies in the UK about rolling out similar deals. Tui’s German division also has a Direct Connect agreement with its compatriot airline group, which includes Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines flights. Andreas Koester, senior director sales UK at Lufthansa, introduced the new travel management company (TMC) partners – Portman Clarity and Click Travel, whose deals will go live on May 1. Get the full story at Travolution