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Google to Retire ITA Software Flight-Search Engine for Small Companies

Google to Retire ITA Software Flight-Search Engine for Small Companies

Mark Bergen and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

ITA was a hot commodity in its heyday before Google swallowed it up in 2010. That's ancient history, and there was waning interest among small companies to access what is now Google's flight-search software. All things must pass.

3 weeks ago

Sabre Stays Profitable After Layoffs as the Company Vows to Become Nimbler

Sabre Stays Profitable After Layoffs as the Company Vows to Become Nimbler

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors liked Sabre's third quarter revenue and profit report. But the verdict is still out on whether the company is relying on cheap fixes like layoffs to hit its targets or if it is laying the groundwork for sustainable growth.

3 weeks ago

New Skift Research: U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2018

New Skift Research: U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift

The data collected from our second annual Experiential Traveler Survey presents a deep dive into the mindset of the modern traveler. We dig into their values, attitudes, travel behavior, and more.

4 weeks ago

Why Online Travel Agencies Will Line Up Against Blockchain Adoption

Why Online Travel Agencies Will Line Up Against Blockchain Adoption

Mohammad Gaber, Skift

The online travel agencies — as the Apex Predators and beneficiaries at the top of the current distribution scheme — aren't likely to rush in to invest in a technology that democratizes access to travel content.

1 month ago

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How Global Travel Brands Can Get Their Employees on the Same Page

How Global Travel Brands Can Get Their Employees on the Same Page

Smartling + Skift

Managing a global travel company comes with its own set of challenges that national and local travel brands don’t usually have to face. Communication among employees is often a chief concern, but providing content available in their local language can help improve employee engagement and drive efficiency.

1 month ago

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Europe’s largest hotelier continues to pursue CEO Sébastien Bazin's goal of diversification. Valued at about $117 million, Gekko Group will help AccorHotels grow its business-to-business services.

2 months ago

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From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and the Future of Work in the Travel Industry

From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and the Future of Work in the Travel Industry

IBM + Skift

Smart technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. At home, we playfully bark orders and pose hypothetical questions to virtual assistants such as Siri and see them getting smarter over time. The reality is that interconnected, cognitive technology is on the brink from moving from novelty to essential on the home front. For business, it’s a game changer.

2 months ago

Oracle Hospitality Stumbled in Micros Integration But Says It Has Recovered

Oracle Hospitality Stumbled in Micros Integration But Says It Has Recovered

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Oracle Hospitality doesn't fold sheets, bus tables, or stock shelves, but its software does keep hotels in order. It's taking a few years for the company to get itself in order, too.

3 months ago

Artificial Intelligence and Job Fears Lead to Calls for Universal Pay

Artificial Intelligence and Job Fears Lead to Calls for Universal Pay

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

Alaska already distributes an oil dividend to residents regardless of their work status. Now tourism-heavy Hawaii wants to explore the idea of a guaranteed universal income. The current way of doing things won't be tomorrow's way of doing things so it doesn't hurt to explore creative ways of solving seeming-intractable problems.

3 months ago

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Dave Montali, Skift

Increasing competition in the event sector has attracted more technology companies to provide solutions for current bottlenecks.

3 months ago

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From Baby Boomers to Millennials: Why Travel Companies Need to Tailor Their Customer Support

From Baby Boomers to Millennials: Why Travel Companies Need to Tailor Their Customer Support

[24]7 + Skift

Travel providers should pay attention to the preferences in communication of different generations in order to provide optimal customer support to every customer. Download this free report to learn more!

3 months ago

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines around the world are looking to revamp their distribution and merchandising efforts. Most of the innovation is happening in Europe right now, but U.S. airlines are starting to experiment, as well.

3 months ago