News from Travel Technology Update: Amadeus has formalized a change in the way it draws up airline contracts, replacing the Participating Carrier Agreement with a Global Distribution Agreement, covering core GDS services, and an Optional Services Agreement. Ian Wheeler, vice president of marketing, said the divided contract is the result of an "evolution" that began in 2008. One reason for the change, he said, is that when new services become available, it will be easier "to slot it into ...

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