Articles tagged “distribution”

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Our latest Skift Research report provides a look-back on 2018 and details our 2019 economic expectations for the U.S. and globally. All in all, we expect a solid year of economic growth in 2019 which should translate well for the travel industry.

3 months ago

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The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

Travelport + Skift

The speed at which airline distribution stakeholders are able to transform their distribution technologies so that they can directly impact their bottom line will be determined by their ability to effectively collaborate.

3 months ago

How Biz Travel Is Being Rebuilt

How Biz Travel Is Being Rebuilt

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are working to rebuild the complicated systems that actually let them sell and manage travel. Those who decide to stick with their existing technology stack will likely be left behind.

4 months ago

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airline distribution is one thing, but travel management companies need to totally revamp their systems to provide comprehensive tracking and service across all elements of a trip. It's unclear whether these baby steps will turn into a giant leap for the sector.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

American Airlines Feels Vindicated in Its Second Try at Direct Distribution

American Airlines Feels Vindicated in Its Second Try at Direct Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

American Airlines has moved away from its earlier belligerence to navigate a cooperative path with distribution middlemen. The airline appears to be making a lot more gains this time around.

6 months ago

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right when he says consumers want the ability to comparison shop before they make travel plans. But his ideas about making airline fees more complicated — and lucrative — might not be so popular.

6 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.

7 months ago

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelport has worked hard over the last few years to develop new airline merchandising and travel payments solutions on a global level. Next comes the challenge of driving wider adoption in the marketplace.

7 months ago

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas, Serko, and Corporate Travel Management are leading the charge towards new distribution capability adoption in Australia, promising better access to rich content. They will have to overcome plenty of confusion in the market, however, before the new distribution channels are fully accepted.

8 months ago

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Amadeus Hospitality Is a Tough Sell Despite Progress With InterContinental Hotels Group

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus hopes to clear some of the underbrush that's grown up in hotel technology. If it succeeds, it will likely reshape the costs and systems used for selling rooms industrywide.

8 months ago

Sabre Blends Distribution Network and Airline Units Under New Leadership

Sabre Blends Distribution Network and Airline Units Under New Leadership

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel technology giant has bowed to investor and airline demands for a management team more focused on software solutions that help with the retailing, distribution, and fulfillment of travel as an end-to-end journey, not just siloed by function.

8 months ago