Articles tagged “consolidation”

Airline Weekly

JetBlue-Spirit Deal to Face Tough Regulatory Scrutiny

JetBlue's surprise bid for Spirit upended the airline industry and could derail Spirit's planned merger with Frontier Airlines. Analysts question whether Spirit is a match for JetBlue, but JetBlue's leaders insist it is and say the combined airline would lower fares.

JetBlue-Spirit Deal to Face Tough Regulatory Scrutiny

Travel Agents

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Flight Centre Travel Group is a global travel agency so it should be able to handle Air New Zealand and Qantas getting around to slashing travel agent commissions two decades after Delta Air Lines kicked off the trend in the U.S. It won't be without some pain, however.

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Hotels

Will It Be Airbnb, Sonder — and Then Everyone Else?

Laurence Tosi and Allen Mask both have skin in the game when it comes to the prospects of Airbnb and Sonder. Are they downplaying Airbnb's challenges, and Sonder's breakout potential?

Will It Be Airbnb, Sonder — and Then Everyone Else?

Business Travel

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

As well as the devastating short-term effects, we're now starting to see how coronavirus can equally have longer lasting impacts on the corporate travel sector.

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

Business Travel

Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track

Travel agencies are poised for expansion, but the major challenge is finding travel advisors to fill new positions. Acquiring agencies and enticing newcomers to join the industry are ways around it.

Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track

Online Travel

Flight Centre Will Eliminate Some Leisure Brands

Australia’s largest travel agent, Flight Centre, is not resting on its laurels after posting record revenues and strong profits. To ensure it stays on track, the group is shedding underperforming businesses, and dumping some of its leisure brands. It is also chasing growth in emerging business lines ranging from destination management to foreign exchange services.

Flight Centre Will Eliminate Some Leisure Brands

Airlines

UK Airport Operator Mulls Buying Domestic Airline Flybe

The collapse of Monarch Airlines and Air Berlin already provided the writing on the wall. These smaller European carriers are facing further consolidation.

UK Airport Operator Mulls Buying Domestic Airline Flybe

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Is Bracing for the Impact of the Marriott-Starwood Merger

It could still be several weeks before the Marriott-Starwood deal is wrapped up — and much longer before the two companies are integrated — but travel buyers and travel management companies are wise to start preparing now for eventual negotiations with the bulked-up company.

Corporate Travel Is Bracing for the Impact of the Marriott-Starwood Merger

Business Travel

Expedia CEO Predicts Mergers Are the Next Big Thing in Corporate Travel

Big travel management companies are going to look to acquire technology companies and smaller competitors as they struggle to scale up their technology platforms.

Expedia CEO Predicts Mergers Are the Next Big Thing in Corporate Travel

Airlines

Small Southern California Airports Lose Flyers to Airline Consolidation

Although airlines are not completely pulling out from the smaller airports, they are flying smaller planes leading to fewer passengers and lower revenues for the hubs.

Small Southern California Airports Lose Flyers to Airline Consolidation