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Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Dennis Schaal and Sean O'Neill, Skift

A federal appeals court has asked for a partial do-over in antitrust litigation between US Airways and travel tech firm Sabre. After more than eight years and millions of dollars in expenses, the case has partly been reset to square one. Remarkable.

3 days ago

Datalex to Lose Lufthansa Tech Contract After Management Fiasco

Datalex to Lose Lufthansa Tech Contract After Management Fiasco

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airline tech vendor Datalex had a spectacular accounting meltdown in 2018. Lufthansa, its largest customer, wants to kill its contract. Meanwhile, Datalex's auditor threw up its hands and quit. What a mess.

6 days ago

Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates

Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amateurs cut rates to fill hotel rooms. Pros take more sophisticated approaches, such as coordinating to stimulate demand from the most profitable customers.

2 weeks ago

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Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Sabre + Skift

When it comes to implementing and adopting the New Distribution Capability standards for airline retailing, there needs to be a strong focus on enabling scalability, across the entire retailing, distribution, and fulfillment process.

3 weeks ago

TravelSky’s Performance Offers a View of China’s Slowing Air Travel Market

TravelSky’s Performance Offers a View of China’s Slowing Air Travel Market

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New data from China's travel tech giant TravelSky shows that the country's pace of air travel growth slowed in the first half of the year. But the country remained the fastest-growing region in the world in terms of aviation and traveling.

2 weeks ago

Delta Sues Chatbot Vendor Faulted for Data Breach

Delta Sues Chatbot Vendor Faulted for Data Breach

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many grandmothers have tighter password security than tech vendor [24]7.ai allegedly did. A hacker had an easy time accessing the vendor's code, and through it, the payment card data of up to 825,000 Delta customers. No wonder the airline is suing.

4 weeks ago

Sabre Hunts for More Tech Deals to Overcome Sales Slump

Sabre Hunts for More Tech Deals to Overcome Sales Slump

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre's management must have seen this quarter's sales slowdown coming. After all, the company's prior management had underspent in the research and development work necessary to keep its sales growth humming. Sabre's new leaders have been investing in its long-term growth, but the payoff in sales growth may take awhile.

1 month ago

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson Will Exit Role

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson Will Exit Role

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Gordon Wilson will leave Travelport after taking the company private. The company has a travel technology veteran lined up to take the reins, and Travelport needs all the help it can get to compete against Sabre and Amadeus.

2 months ago

6 Big Travel Takeaways From Skift Tech Forum

6 Big Travel Takeaways From Skift Tech Forum

Dennis Schaal and Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel industry is obsessed with Big Data and artificial intelligence. The genie is out of the bottle. But the best way to use it will trigger an intense debate and much soul-searching.

3 months ago

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many hoteliers will be watching what Cendyn's new president, Tim Sullivan, does to grow his company's software suite, which offers tools for automated marketing, business intelligence, and group sales management. Can it fend off competitors?

3 months ago

RateGain Acquires BCV, Gains Momentum in Hotel Tech Consolidation

RateGain Acquires BCV, Gains Momentum in Hotel Tech Consolidation

Sean O'Neill, Skift

RateGain, a travel tech company backed by private equity, said it has begun a roll-up of hotel tech vendors. It joins a party led by Shiji, Amadeus, Accel-KKR-backed Travel Tripper, Sabre, and Jonas Software.

3 months ago

Skift Tech Forum: Amadeus Says Computer Vision Models Will Disrupt Aviation Tech

Skift Tech Forum: Amadeus Says Computer Vision Models Will Disrupt Aviation Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Computer vision algorithms will have a huge impact on airline and airport operations, according to Marion Mesnage, who heads up the research and innovation team at Amadeus, the travel tech giant.

4 months ago