Articles tagged “amadeus”

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.

2 weeks ago

An Inside Look at the Progress to Make Booking Biz Travel Easier

An Inside Look at the Progress to Make Booking Biz Travel Easier

Isaac Carey, Skift

Basically, airlines, travel management companies, and global distribution systems need to do a better job at working together if so-called New Distribution Capability is going to live up to its potential.

1 month ago

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Isaac Carey, Skift

New distribution technology has a lot of potential to improve booking for business travelers, but first airlines are going to have to make some compromises.

1 month ago

Why Do Airlines Suffer So Many Tech Glitches?

Why Do Airlines Suffer So Many Tech Glitches?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A British Airways hiccup earlier this month was merely the latest tech outage at a number of airlines. Why does the industry suffer from so many glitches? Experts point to some deeper reasons beyond the commonly heard "old tech" explanation.

2 months ago

Southwest Expands Booking Access for Business Travelers

Southwest Expands Booking Access for Business Travelers

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is a big step for the airline, which has historically kept its inventory off nearly all global distribution systems, online travel agencies, and corporate booking tools.

2 months ago

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus deserves credit for making strides in reducing its dependence on its original core business of airline distribution. Few companies in any industry succeed in diversifying. But work remains to be done. Plus, the company may not be doing enough to capture Asia's potential as a market.

3 months ago

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2018

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2018

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Amadeus’ Luis Maroto came out on top in 2018. His executive compensation is appropriate, given that the company is the most valuable European travel firm.

3 months ago

A Consolidated Biz Travel Market Could Mean More Personalized Booking

A Consolidated Biz Travel Market Could Mean More Personalized Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Watching how adoption of new distribution technology plays out in this early stage can give us a look into what to expect in the future. Especially if direct distribution ever moves into other areas of travel booking, like hotels.

3 months ago

U.S. Airlines Face Computer Outages About Once a Month

U.S. Airlines Face Computer Outages About Once a Month

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines track delays and cancellations associated with computer outages internally to identify patterns and recurring issues that need fixing. The industry as a whole might benefit if it shared such data. But don't hold your breath on that happening.

4 months ago

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Props to Volantio, which won the Air Pitch startup competition at Skift Global Forum last year, for now getting investment and sales support from Amadeus.

5 months ago

Skift Tech Forum: Amadeus Says Computer Vision Models Will Disrupt Aviation Tech

Skift Tech Forum: Amadeus Says Computer Vision Models Will Disrupt Aviation Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Computer vision algorithms will have a huge impact on airline and airport operations, according to Marion Mesnage, who heads up the research and innovation team at Amadeus, the travel tech giant.

5 months ago

Amadeus Traveler Data Exposed in a Thwarted Data Leak

Amadeus Traveler Data Exposed in a Thwarted Data Leak

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Case closed. But data breaches seem never-ending.

5 months ago