“At a time when TMCs [travel management companies] in the U.K. are continually being challenged by the corporate travel buying community as to what value we add to their travel program and buying capabilities, this move by Lufthansa is a kick in the teeth,” Mike Jones, head of strategic bid management at CTI Corporate Travel International in Manchester, said. “Equally, travel buyers may see more of their travelers falling out of policy and booking direct with the airline.” The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) said it “recognizes that change in the marketplace, even disruption, can lead to positive outcomes for the business traveler and the corporation, but in this case the cost of disruption far outweighs the benefit.” Get the full story at Travel Market Report