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Amadeus Revs Up Spending for Product Development

Amadeus Revs Up Spending for Product Development

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus is spending more heavily on R&D than its competitors, which it is betting augurs well for its future.

1 week ago

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Gordon Wilson, the CEO of Travelport, said in an interview that he sees India as one of the drivers of its long-term growth. That's plausible, but not assured. Private equity should take the company private to shield it from quarterly earnings pressure, and allow it to invest properly to make the most of its varied opportunities.

2 weeks ago

Sabre Looks for Efficiencies With Cloud Migration on Track

Sabre Looks for Efficiencies With Cloud Migration on Track

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Sean Menke has turned around Sabre's performance since coming on board in 2017. No wonder investors have bid up the travel technology company's share price since then.

2 weeks ago

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Loyalty Beyond Points and Miles: Creating Rewarding Experiences for the Experiential and Millennial Traveler

Loyalty Beyond Points and Miles: Creating Rewarding Experiences for the Experiential and Millennial Traveler

Switchfly + Skift

Today’s consumer no longer thinks about loyalty solely in terms of points and miles. That’s created a growing opportunity for travel brands to rethink the strategies they use to build loyalty with travelers.

2 months ago

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Beijing-based Shiji serves more than 47,000 hotels outside of China. This is the first time it has spoken candidly with independent English-language media about its acquisition strategy. This year its subsidiaries have won deals with MGM Resorts, Radisson, and other major brands. Reading between the lines, it has big plans in the works.

1 month ago

Mastercard Adds New Hotel Benefits for Elite Cardholders

Mastercard Adds New Hotel Benefits for Elite Cardholders

Grant Martin, Skift

Mastercard is launching new best rate and service guarantees, which should help woo some travel-focused customers away from American Express.

1 month ago

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right when he says consumers want the ability to comparison shop before they make travel plans. But his ideas about making airline fees more complicated — and lucrative — might not be so popular.

2 months ago

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

Priority Pass Parent Invests in Mobile Airport Food Ordering Platform Grab

Grant Martin, Skift

If it wasn't obvious that Collinson and Priority Pass were expanding into the dining scene before, it is now.

2 months ago

Travel Agency Association Remakes Itself in New Consumer Marketing Campaign

Travel Agency Association Remakes Itself in New Consumer Marketing Campaign

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is something happening at the newly named American Society of Travel Advisors. It not only has a new name, but has a new energy and confidence about where it is headed as it reaches out directly to a new generation of travelers.

3 months ago

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The revenue management industry picked an odd time to have an identity crisis, given the opportunity for additional profit that new rate-setting and distribution software could bring.

3 months ago

Travel Agents Get a Dose of the Sharing Economy Through Sabre Deal With Booking

Travel Agents Get a Dose of the Sharing Economy Through Sabre Deal With Booking

Paul Biasco, Skift

This move signals Sabre's eagerness to remain a powerhouse for travel agents in a changing landscape where alternative lodging, driven by the popularity of Airbnb, takes off. Come 2019, Sabre aims to be more of a one-stop shop for agents. Some agents applaud the move; others couldn't care less.

3 months ago

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelport has worked hard over the last few years to develop new airline merchandising and travel payments solutions on a global level. Next comes the challenge of driving wider adoption in the marketplace.

3 months ago