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Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

American is creating a new distribution path that might tweak the role companies like Travelport play in distribution. Travelport boss Gordon Wilson tells us he's skeptical. We remain undecided.

3 months ago

Flight-Search Company Vayant Travel Sold to PROS for $35 Million

Flight-Search Company Vayant Travel Sold to PROS for $35 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vayant is a tech vendor that has never caught the imaginations and wallets of travel companies to the same degree as a few of its peers have. This has all the attributes of a soft landing.

3 months ago

Sabre Axes 900 Workers to Revamp Some of Its Business Lines

Sabre Axes 900 Workers to Revamp Some of Its Business Lines

Sean O'Neill, Skift

By cutting the management ranks, Sabre's new CEO Sean Menke addresses a gripe of "management bloat" among workers writing on review sites like Glassdoor. He also wisely cuts costs to fund new investment.

3 months ago

Amadeus Notches Steady Growth on Southwest and IHG Deals

Amadeus Notches Steady Growth on Southwest and IHG Deals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus continued to have strong financial performance in the first half of the year. Trends point to it continuing to be a juggernaut of travel distribution in the near-future.

3 months ago

Tourico Holidays Tunes Up Its Technology After Hotelbeds Merger

Tourico Holidays Tunes Up Its Technology After Hotelbeds Merger

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The wholesale travel sector is under pressure from shifts in how hotel companies distribute their rooms. Tourico's new tech for agencies and airlines may help boost sales and margins in the face of these trends.

3 months ago

Business of Loyalty: What the Travel Industry Could Learn From Amazon Prime

Business of Loyalty: What the Travel Industry Could Learn From Amazon Prime

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amazon's subscription model — which has already disrupted music, groceries, and retail — could be the key to travel brands unlocking more revenue per customer. Here's the lowdown on the latest tests.

3 months ago

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How the Digital Concierge Is Reshaping the Hotel Industry

How the Digital Concierge Is Reshaping the Hotel Industry

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3 months ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: DerbySoft Prepares for a Hotel Distribution Free-for-All

Travel Tech CEO Series: DerbySoft Prepares for a Hotel Distribution Free-for-All

Sean O'Neill, Skift

DerbySoft has thrived as a vendor that helps global hotel groups with distribution partly because its top boss Ted Zhang called the rise of Booking.com early on. Zhang's latest predictions about what's next for the industry may ruffle some feathers.

3 months ago

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Dave Montali, Skift

Blockchain is essentially a large immutable database which, due to its security features and decentralized nature, can pose a threat to traditional intermediaries. Companies are looking to expand blockchain to tackle the current travel distribution landscape.

3 months ago

New Research Report: The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

New Research Report: The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

Consumer adoption of new payment methods and devices for settling purchases is the main driver of adoption by companies. Yet travel companies can gain a valuable competitive advantage by predicting trends in payments and making payments as easy as possible for everyone.

4 months ago

TrustYou Acquired as User-Generated Reviews Sector Heats Up

TrustYou Acquired as User-Generated Reviews Sector Heats Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TrustYou's hotel clients have remained relatively modest in scale as the company has grown. Perhaps it will be able to attract bigger brands, and more companies based in Asia, with a more robust global presence.

4 months ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa Group and IAG (the parent of British Airways) are striving to shake up airline distribution. One of the tech providers that they've hired to do this is Farelogix, whose boss, Jim Davidson, has a provocative vision of the future that's running into commercial resistance.

4 months ago