The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) has announced that in response to the Lufthansa Group’s (LHG) recently revealed policy to add a surcharge to tickets booked using a GDS, it has formed AirChannelChoice.travel as a broad coalition of global stakeholders aimed at advocating for travel distribution system choice for travel agencies and their customers. Currently there are 58 Founding Members from 10 countries with business or operations in 46 countries and territories. Members include consumer groups, corporate and university travel departments, travel agencies, travel management companies (TMCs) and travel industry associations, BTC said. "The mission of AirChannelChoice.travel is to elevate the public-policy discourse regarding airline industry distribution issues and to promote travel distribution system choice for travel agencies and their customers," the BTC said in a statement announcing the new coalition. Get the full story at Travel Agent Central