Upstart company Virgin Charter rolled out the first-ever global distribution system for booking air charters at the National Business Travel Association meeting in July. The tool was created in response to the growing demand for charter flights as a result of turmoil in the airline industry, says Scott Duffy, CEO. “Charter gives travelers the ability to have meetings in multiple locations in a short period of time, conduct business en route, and enables them to get into more cities and through airports quickly,” he said. Buyers submit their trip requests online, receive immediate pricing from operators, compare offers, and book right online. www.virgincharter.com