Articles tagged “amadeus”

Amadeus Isn’t Seeing a Significant Pickup in Airline Ticket Sales Yet

Amadeus Isn’t Seeing a Significant Pickup in Airline Ticket Sales Yet

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The first half of July saw little improvement in travel agency bookings compared with the first half of June, according to the world's largest processor of airline tickets. Sigh.

5 days ago

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.

3 weeks ago

From a WhatsApp Channel to Latin America’s Latest Online Travel Startup

From a WhatsApp Channel to Latin America’s Latest Online Travel Startup

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Despite rising coronavirus cases and airlines on the brink of collapse, Milla Travel could still make its mark in a region that's long overdue for modernization in the travel management space.

4 weeks ago

Corp Travel Agencies Face More Airfare Uncertainty as Carriers Miss Distribution Deal Deadlines

Corp Travel Agencies Face More Airfare Uncertainty as Carriers Miss Distribution Deal Deadlines

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The juries are still out over whether airlines and the global distribution systems will kiss and make up soon. Corporate travel agencies will be hoping it won't be much longer though, otherwise some may face the prospect of having to explain higher airfares to their clients.

1 month ago

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's becoming increasingly clear there’s no one-size-fits-all method to restart corporate travel, as companies will need the right combination of internal processes, government approvals, and traveler sentiment. It could be a long wait.

3 months ago

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

3 months ago

Travel Bellwether Amadeus’ Booking Data Reveals the Industry’s Scars

Travel Bellwether Amadeus’ Booking Data Reveals the Industry’s Scars

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus has seen a dramatic drop in the plane tickets booked and passengers processed through its systems. Its latest results show the broader impact on carriers worldwide and signal the wallop still awaiting.

3 months ago

Southwest Moves Ahead of Schedule to Bring On Distribution Partners to Boost Corp Travel Bookings

Southwest Moves Ahead of Schedule to Bring On Distribution Partners to Boost Corp Travel Bookings

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's a significant step since the launch of Southwest Business last year, designed to tap into the travel management community. Before the crisis, roughly a third of the airline’s traffic was corporate travel. This move could help it boost that market share.

3 months ago

Airline Direct Selling Through Travel Agencies May Prove Its Worth After the Crisis

Airline Direct Selling Through Travel Agencies May Prove Its Worth After the Crisis

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A crisis brings out either the best or worst in people. Technology is no different, and so-called New Distribution Capability could have a new lease of life.

4 months ago

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelsky, China's travel technology giant, said it will weather the coronavirus-related plunge in air travel without needing to lay off workers. Remarkably, in January it added a tool to its popular flight app that alerts a traveler if another passenger is later tested and found to have coronavirus.

4 months ago

Amadeus Highlights Meager 1 Percent Air Traffic Growth in 2020 Outside China

Amadeus Highlights Meager 1 Percent Air Traffic Growth in 2020 Outside China

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus, the world's largest provider of ticket distribution and operational software for airlines, is a bellwether for the sector. It had a weak February, but it expects a rebound later this year. The outlook for airlines, however, is less optimistic.

5 months ago

Amadeus Buys Optym’s Flight Network Planning Tech

Amadeus Buys Optym’s Flight Network Planning Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus was smart to acquire Optym's well-regarded software for helping airlines optimize their flight networks. While this deal is small, the tech giant is signaling its commitment to the airline technology and airport services space that goes beyond its traditional business in distribution.

6 months ago