The head of the GTMC has voiced concern over direct connect deals signed between Lufthansa Group and two UK TMCs. The deals with Portman Clarity and Click Travel, which cut out the €16 distribution fee that agencies are charged on global distribution systems, were unveiled last week. Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC said: “Our overarching concern is that a direct connect between TMCs and airlines does not offer a positive, efficient customer experience. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK Read also "Lufthansa and corporate travel agents agree first direct connect deals"