Articles tagged “airline retail”

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's a fascinating question whether airlines and travel agencies will be able to keep pushing forward on modernizing the sector's tech. But Amadeus aims to press on with its part in the process.

4 weeks ago

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How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

Avian + Skift

Travel agencies can say goodbye to old-school excel spreadsheets and paper agreements for keeping track of airfare sales. Today, digitalization provides a much easier and powerful tool to manage incentive and commission contracts with airlines.

7 months ago

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How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry

How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) + Skift

In search of a competitive edge, price transparency, and the ability to offer better service to their customers, travel agencies find value in indisputable data provided by aggregators such as Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

8 months ago

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Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing

Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) + Skift

New kinds of partnerships and connections are changing how the airline industry retails. Stakeholders are increasingly turning to new technology like blockchain to facilitate these changes without disrupting their ability to provide travelers a frictionless experience and giving travel managers the control they need.

9 months ago

Incoming CEO of Airlines-Backed ARC Sees Direct Bookings as Growth Area

Incoming CEO of Airlines-Backed ARC Sees Direct Bookings as Growth Area

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airlines Reporting Corporation's expansion into providing services around direct bookings is intriguing. We'll be watching how it handles the challenge without vexing the travel agencies that will remain its core customer.

9 months ago

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Airlines Use New Tech to Create Partnerships That Increase Direct Bookings

Airlines Use New Tech to Create Partnerships That Increase Direct Bookings

Dohop + Skift

New interlining technology is helping airlines simplify how they partner with other airlines and grow direct bookings.

9 months ago

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New deals mean that offline and online travel agencies will more quickly and commonly see richly descriptive details about what any given airfare includes, such as facts about legroom and photos of premium class seats. But don't hold your breath in anticipation. Travel sellers have to wait another five years before next-gen selling will become the norm for agents.

10 months ago

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Executive Q&A: CEO of ARC on Transforming Airline Retailing for an Omnichannel Future

Executive Q&A: CEO of ARC on Transforming Airline Retailing for an Omnichannel Future

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) + Skift

An omnichannel approach in airline retailing today must encompass the full spectrum of distribution channels including direct and indirect channels, particularly travel agencies.

10 months ago

Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We can shop for TVs and clothes on our phone, but booking flights remains stubbornly old school. Skyscanner is one of a few online players working with airlines to fix that.

11 months 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.

12 months ago

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport sees an opportunity to gain share with mid-market travel management companies in the U.S., which seems plausible. But it will need to keep up its pace of adopting new technologies and policies to pull that off.

1 year ago

7-Eleven Experiments With Health-Focused Store Concept

7-Eleven Experiments With Health-Focused Store Concept

Laura Powell, Skift

First, it was Whole Foods. Next came your garden-variety grocery stores offering up private-label good-for-you products. And now, even convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Wawa are the latest to jump onto the healthy food bandwagon.

1 year ago