Articles tagged “amadeus”

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.

1 week ago

Video: Why Travelers Don’t Trust Airlines on Personalization

Video: Why Travelers Don’t Trust Airlines on Personalization

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some sophisticated travelers like it when airlines embrace sophisticated personalization strategies, particularly when it means an airline will make a reasonably priced offer for something the customer values, such as an upgrade or a change to an earlier flight. But more casual travelers might find it intrusive. Regardless, personalization likely is here to stay.

1 week 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are each pushing forward in their own unique way. By investing like technology companies in flexible distribution and payment technologies, they hope to provide a better value proposition to travel partners that are keen to cut out the middleman. Decades of bad blood between the two, however, still linger over the conversation.

2 months ago

Amadeus Sees No Impact Yet on Airlines’ Pushback With New Distribution Models

Amadeus Sees No Impact Yet on Airlines’ Pushback With New Distribution Models

Sean O'Neill, Skift

For a couple of decades, distribution technology giants like Amadeus dictated contract terms to the airlines. But airline groups are leading a revolt to try to impose a new model on the middlemen. It's too early to say who will get the upper hand.

4 months ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Amadeus Is Revving Up Its Startup Involvement

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Amadeus Is Revving Up Its Startup Involvement

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel startups face long odds, but the lucky ones have a champion in Suzanna Chiu, who has spearheaded an array of programs at travel technology giant Amadeus that have been helping startups thrive. The industry needs more folks like her.

5 months ago

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Wasn't the whole point of these surcharges to prevent the global distribution systems from taking a cut of that juicy ancillary money that is now flowing in? One has to wonder what the terms of Air France-KLM's deal with Amadeus and Travelport really are. For now, it looks like the global distribution systems that took the new distribution capability seriously are reaping the rewards.

5 months ago

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Eurostar Tech Update Signals Action in Once-Sleepy Rail Sector

Sean O'Neill, Skift

There used to be only two ways for railways to make money: luck and state handouts. But that's changing, as countries look at privatization and as railways look to technology to streamline operations. Sqills and SilverRail are two tech vendors that smell an opportunity.

5 months ago

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines have long hoped for a technological development that would enable them to take back control from travel's middlemen. The New Distribution Capability was supposed to be that solution, but change of this magnitude takes time. At the moment, the British Airways parent seems more than happy to eat up the cost.

6 months ago

9 Big Challenges Facing Amadeus This Year

9 Big Challenges Facing Amadeus This Year

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus' track record of profitable growth has been music to the ears of investors. But some airline and hotel executives claim to hear discordant notes in the giant technology vendor's forecasts.

6 months ago

Southwest Airlines Faults Amadeus for Glitches in Booking System Upgrade

Southwest Airlines Faults Amadeus for Glitches in Booking System Upgrade

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Amadeus had a huge coup last year when it shifted Southwest off a domestic reservation system run by its rival Sabre. But there have been five outages to date, raising yellow flags.

7 months ago