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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.

8 months ago

Amadeus Buys Hotel Tech Firm TravelClick for $1.5 Billion

Amadeus Buys Hotel Tech Firm TravelClick for $1.5 Billion

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With this deal, Amadeus Hospitality finally has a chance to start selling its enterprise software after years of perfecting its platform-based offering.

8 months ago

Skift Tech Forum 2018 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

Skift Tech Forum 2018 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Hear from executives at Hilton, United, Kayak, and more in our videos from Skift Tech Forum.

9 months ago

RateGain Buys DHISCO to Expand Its Hospitality Distribution

RateGain Buys DHISCO to Expand Its Hospitality Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

DHISCO is not a barn burner of a hot internet company. But its acquirer RateGain has the hallmarks of becoming one in travel tech. DHISCO CEO Toni Portmann deserves praise for rescuing a company born from a troubled private equity carveout.

9 months ago

Amadeus Signals Interest in Acquiring TravelClick

Amadeus Signals Interest in Acquiring TravelClick

Kiel Porter, Manuel Baigorri, and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

TravelClick offers respected business intelligence tools for major hotel chains. That's a solution that Amadeus lacks in its new hospitality software platform. But what price might Amadeus pay for TravelClick that its owners would accept? A price above $1 billion would be another sign of a market bubble.

9 months ago

Sabre Sees Gains After Tech Investment Turnaround

Sabre Sees Gains After Tech Investment Turnaround

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Think of travel tech giant Sabre as being like an orchestra. CEO Sean Menke has been like a conductor replacing lead players and changing the tune. So far, investors like what they hear.

9 months ago

WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

Tim Culpan, Bloomberg

Maybe WeChat Pay will change its mind about how far it can reach globally, especially if, as the writer posits, "one day, chat plus wallet will be as obvious a combination as mobile phone plus camera."

9 months ago

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus hopes to clear some of the underbrush that's grown up in hotel technology. If it succeeds, it will likely reshape the costs and systems used for selling rooms industrywide.

9 months ago

Sabre Blends Distribution Network and Airline Units Under New Leadership

Sabre Blends Distribution Network and Airline Units Under New Leadership

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel technology giant has bowed to investor and airline demands for a management team more focused on software solutions that help with the retailing, distribution, and fulfillment of travel as an end-to-end journey, not just siloed by function.

9 months ago

Video: Hotelbeds Executive Chairman on Fallout From the Online Booking Battleground

Video: Hotelbeds Executive Chairman on Fallout From the Online Booking Battleground

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Do hotels really need to be flagged under a big brand if online travel agencies are most effective at selling rooms? Hotelbeds' Joan Vila thinks hotel chains may be forced to wind down some brands that aren't succeeding in the marketplace.

10 months ago

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel tech stack of today should focus entirely on the customer journey and be arranged so that it provides guests a seamless experience. A hotel tech stack that is not integrated on the back-end will feel fragmented on the front-end.

10 months ago

Wells Fargo Boosts Credit Card Rewards to Better Compete for Travelers

Wells Fargo Boosts Credit Card Rewards to Better Compete for Travelers

Hannah Levitt, Bloomberg

The credit card rewards scene continues heating up as more providers try to give travelers what they want. With increasingly compelling offers, why get a card that ties you to a single airline?

10 months ago