Articles tagged “competition”

New Wholesale Model Could Shake Up Airline Distribution Thanks to American Airlines Test With Sabre

New Wholesale Model Could Shake Up Airline Distribution Thanks to American Airlines Test With Sabre

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We read the 100-page rulings on the proposed merger of Sabre and Farelogix so you don't have to. Airlines want to take over a lot of the tech work from Sabre and its rivals and pay travel agencies directly for bookings. American Airlines says the new model has already saved it millions. But the rulings found few tech vendors up to the task.

4 months ago

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sabre's arguments that UK regulators would merely fall in line if a U.S. court backed Sabre's merger with Farelogix were naive. The UK ruling was essentially correct about the proposed deal stifling innovation, and somewhere airlines are quietly celebrating the ruling.

4 months ago

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Preparing for a Post COVID-19 World: 4 Ways Travel Brands Can Learn from Past Events

Preparing for a Post COVID-19 World: 4 Ways Travel Brands Can Learn from Past Events

Publicis Sapient + Skift

It’s uncertain what the future holds for the travel industry. But there are some actions that companies can put into place now to prepare for the months and years ahead in a post-COVID-19 world.

4 months ago

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Google’s Critics Dismiss Move Posting Competitors’ Travel Links as Window Dressing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is bending somewhat to intense regulatory pressure in Europe. But its answers in travel to date aren't very meaningful.

6 months ago

Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has argued for years that its boxed-up and featured hotel, flight, and restaurant results are highlighted because they provide users with the "best answers." But in Europe, regulators may have pushed Google to acquiesce, offering its competitors some air time in its featured results by testing direct links.

6 months ago

Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Online travel companies have faced intense regulatory scrutiny almost since the first days of internet bookings. But "you've got mail" these days is less likely to be a cheery email notification than a demand for court appearances and audits.

7 months ago

Hotels Still Afraid to Take on Expedia and Booking.com Despite Rule Changes

Hotels Still Afraid to Take on Expedia and Booking.com Despite Rule Changes

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While European Union competition authorities might be happy with the results of their crackdowns, it doesn't look like much has changed. The market still makes it difficult for both smaller online travel agencies and the hotels themselves to compete.

3 years ago

U.S. Legacy Carriers Vs. Low-Cost Rivals in 8 Charts

U.S. Legacy Carriers Vs. Low-Cost Rivals in 8 Charts

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It's a big market, with plenty of passengers eager to fly around. In their own way, all airlines are making the most of this boom.

5 years ago