Articles tagged “amadeus”

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Innovations powered by cloud computing are on the way to streamline the flight check-in process, but will take some time to become available globally.

4 days ago

Business Travel Priorities Divide Corporate Leadership

Business Travel Priorities Divide Corporate Leadership

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Different corporate departments have varied goals for business travel. What they can all agree on is that enabling mobile booking has gone from a luxury to a necessity.

5 days ago

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines around the world are looking to revamp their distribution and merchandising efforts. Most of the innovation is happening in Europe right now, but U.S. airlines are starting to experiment, as well.

1 month ago

Social Media Influencers Have Little Sway Over Asia-Pacific Travelers

Social Media Influencers Have Little Sway Over Asia-Pacific Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There is a ton of variation in the behavior of travelers from different countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Travel companies should pay more attention to the specific needs of the travelers they're trying to reach.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

Smart Travel Companies Leverage Tech Giants Rather Than Fear Them

Smart Travel Companies Leverage Tech Giants Rather Than Fear Them

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A new white paper critiques today's industry mania for mergers, which is driven by a fear of rising digital gatekeepers such as Airbnb, Google, and Expedia. The contrarian take is refreshing but begs questions.

2 months ago

Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough

Amadeus Hospitality Is Making Bigger Hotel Deals as It Chases a Breakthrough

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus' hospitality division is creating a back-end booking system for InterContinental Hotels Group. But it's not a foregone conclusion that the tech colossus will win over a swath of other hotels.

3 months ago

CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016

CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Executive pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport is about the same, even though company performance has recently varied. It's unclear how much of that discrepancy can be chalked up to differing norms and taxes in the countries where the firms are based.

4 months ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first interview with Skift, Amadeus's chief executive Luis Maroto makes a persuasive case that his $24.8 billion company is successfully navigating industry changes.

4 months ago

Southwest Airlines Poised for Big Move to Amadeus Reservations System

Southwest Airlines Poised for Big Move to Amadeus Reservations System

Sean O'Neill, Skift

More than 20,000 Southwest workers have been trained on the new system, which will let the airline fly red-eyes and make other schedule changes. Meanwhile, if the switch goes smoothly, Amadeus will find it easier to sell systems to other carriers.

5 months ago

Amadeus Tests Virtual Reality as a Travel Booking Option

Amadeus Tests Virtual Reality as a Travel Booking Option

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel suppliers and agencies will only get serious about virtual reality when it's more than a marketing stunt and actually grows revenue. So Amadeus is testing how flight comparison and booking could work in virtual reality.

5 months ago

Lufthansa Is No Longer Alone in Its Battle Against Airfare Middlemen

Lufthansa Is No Longer Alone in Its Battle Against Airfare Middlemen

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ukraine's flag carrier is the first airline to follow Lufthansa's bold September 2015 move to add a surcharge to bookings made via third-parties. Yet the industry may be overstating the threat to the revenue of the middlemen.

5 months ago