Articles tagged “amadeus”

Amadeus and Points.com Partner to Scale Loyalty Tech for Airlines

Amadeus and Points.com Partner to Scale Loyalty Tech for Airlines

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This deal is noteworthy because it represents a recent industry shift in the gravity of airline sales efforts. Work that used to happen on computers that interact mainly with travel agencies is now shifting toward computers that mainly power an airline's brand.com site and other direct sales channels.

2 days ago

Travelport Close to Being Taken Private by Activist Investor

Travelport Close to Being Taken Private by Activist Investor

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport has only been on the public market for four years, but hedge fund Elliott Management believes it can engineer a leveraged buyout that will unlock more value from the company. A spin-off of payments unit eNett is a likely early goal.

1 week ago

Amadeus to Pay $3 Million to Settle an Antitrust Lawsuit in the U.S.

Amadeus to Pay $3 Million to Settle an Antitrust Lawsuit in the U.S.

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In settling this lawsuit, Amadeus doesn't admit to any wrongdoing or violations of antitrust law. Along with Travelport, Amadeus agreed to have its team engage in antitrust compliance training.

2 weeks ago

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's anyone's guess whether travel distribution giants Amadeus and Sabre might have run afoul of the European Union's rules. But a look at the history of those companies' airline contracts provides clues as to what might be top of mind with investigators.

3 weeks ago

European Commission Is Probing Travel Distribution Systems for Anticompetitive Practices

European Commission Is Probing Travel Distribution Systems for Anticompetitive Practices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Over the years, the big global distribution systems have been a major barrier to innovation by airlines and travel startups, in particular. The European Commission now intends to take a serious look at this dynamic.

3 weeks ago

Amadeus Revs Up Spending for Product Development

Amadeus Revs Up Spending for Product Development

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus is spending more heavily on R&D than its competitors, which it is betting augurs well for its future.

1 month ago

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Deanna Ting, Skift

Expect all the other major hotel brands to be revamping their reservations systems just like IHG has, and Marriott soon will, too.

2 months ago

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New technologies, practices, and vendors are emerging to help airlines distribute their airfares. The new landscape is complex. But Air Canada's latest effort reveals at least one part of the emerging picture.

4 months ago

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The revenue management industry picked an odd time to have an identity crisis, given the opportunity for additional profit that new rate-setting and distribution software could bring.

4 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 months ago