Articles tagged “ancillaries”

Hotels

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Weirdly, airlines are the upselling masters. But spacious hotels and short-term rentals have much more to cross-sell to travelers than any flying tin cans have. Calling all consumer brands and local artisans: Here's the new "product placement."

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Travel Technology

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Western companies such as Hopper and Amadeus are lining up to sell enterprise tech solutions to Trip.com Group. That's because the Chinese travel powerhouse is in a shopping mood. It sees back-end technology as critical for making further market share gains in Europe.

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Airlines

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

In an industry record, four budget airlines generated more revenue from ancillaries than they did from ticket sales in 2020. More importantly, ancillary revenue grew across all of the largest airlines last year despite the crisis.

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

Online Travel

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Amadeus will distribute Hopper's upsells, such as trip cancellation protection, for consumers to add when buying from airlines and agencies. Seems like B2B2B2C is the new business-to-consumer (B2C).

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Airlines

Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers

The superapp is where it's at in Asia, so it's not a surprise to see Singapore's flag carrier broaden its e-commerce playbook. Yet looking worldwide, it's remarkable how many airlines are now going direct-to-consumer in selling non-flight products and services.

Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers

Online Travel

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

New tech is enabling travel brands to upsell consumers with more targeted trip insurance policies. Think rain cancellation policies for camping or ski trips.

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

Airlines

The Startup Turbocharging the Airline Upsell Game at Online Travel Agencies

Startups come and startups go. But it's worth looking at Gordian Software regardless. Big-name airlines have taken a sudden interest in the tech vendor, and their interest highlights a broader opportunity for them in upselling ticketed flyers.

The Startup Turbocharging the Airline Upsell Game at Online Travel Agencies

Online Travel

Priceline Buys Travel Startup Flyiin for Its Airfare Sales Tech

Airlines have been shaking up how they sell and distribute their airfares and ancillaries. Priceline is one of a few brands striving to keep pace through acquisitions or research and development.

Priceline Buys Travel Startup Flyiin for Its Airfare Sales Tech

Airlines

Allegiant Air Execs Angrily Defend Airline’s Hotel Strategy

Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher has always done things his way. By doing so, he has built one of the most profitable airlines in the world. But is it a good idea to get into the hotel business?

Allegiant Air Execs Angrily Defend Airline’s Hotel Strategy

Online Travel

Hotelbeds to Buy HolidayTaxis to Expand Transport Offering

While clearly not a game-changer in the same way Tourico Holidays or GTA was, the deal does expand Hotelbeds’ ancillary portfolio, giving it greater reach in what is a growing market.

Hotelbeds to Buy HolidayTaxis to Expand Transport Offering