Articles tagged “gds. global distribution systems”

Travel Agents

Travel Agency Group Doubles Down on Dispute With American Airlines

In an exclusive, the leading group of U.S. travel advisors responds to claims by American Airlines that they're Luddites. The group says the carrier's effort to force them to adopt its preferred technology for booking flights is too fast and that, essentially, it's a bully.

Travel Agency Group Doubles Down on Dispute With American Airlines

Airlines

American Airlines CEO Defends Direct Selling Push in Face of Travel Agent Complaints

American Airlines's top boss Robert Isom feels confident in the carrier's evolving distribution strategy, the most assertive of all the carriers in the Americas. But some travel agents still feel bullied.

American Airlines CEO Defends Direct Selling Push in Face of Travel Agent Complaints

Hotels

The Technology Improving Hotel Distribution: New Skift Research

The abundance of hotel booking channels calls for a tech-enabled distribution strategy. Central Reservation Systems help manage rates and availability across multiple booking channels and have the potential to become a $1.3 billion tech category.

The Technology Improving Hotel Distribution: New Skift Research

Airlines

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

After years of hype, Air France-KLM finally plans to take stronger measures to prompt corporate travel agencies to adopt next-generation methods of processing bookings. Yet its serial delays underscore how hard it is to make industry changes.

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

Travel Technology

Sabre Ends Distribution of Aeroflot Flights in Travel Tech Retreat From Russia

Sabre has stood apart from its travel tech peer companies by being the first to cease offering flights from Aeroflot. It's an unusual step as it comes at a cost to the company. The price of doing the right thing.

Sabre Ends Distribution of Aeroflot Flights in Travel Tech Retreat From Russia

Travel Technology

Amadeus Waves Off Concerns About Airlines’ Direct Distribution Push

Amadeus makes a plausible case that it will come out ahead after all the ongoing changes to how airlines distribute their tickets to travel agencies evolve.

Amadeus Waves Off Concerns About Airlines’ Direct Distribution Push

Travel Technology

Sabre May Not Regain Pre-Pandemic Financial Levels Until 2025

Sabre's rebound will depend on a snapback in long-haul business travel, which has lagged the domestic leisure recovery. Yet the travel technology firm is wise to keep spending on much-needed system improvements despite the financial headwinds.

Sabre May Not Regain Pre-Pandemic Financial Levels Until 2025

Online Travel

Lufthansa and Travelport Reach Ceasefire in Distribution Battle

Lufthansa appears to be playing well what could've been a weak hand in its negotiations with distribution middlemen. But this deal also may help tech player Travelport level the playing field with some of its rivals.

Lufthansa and Travelport Reach Ceasefire in Distribution Battle

Online Travel

Sabre Bets on Post-Pandemic Surge in Software Demand from Airlines and Hotels

Operational software may sound dull, but it could become dramatically lucrative for Sabre once the crisis recedes and airlines and hotels resume spending on travel technology.

Sabre Bets on Post-Pandemic Surge in Software Demand from Airlines and Hotels

Online Travel

Amadeus’ Improving Performance Mirrors the Gradual Travel Rebound

As goes Amadeus, so goes the travel industry. The travel tech company said its June revenues were the best since the pandemic began. That was another positive signal for the sector as a whole.

Amadeus’ Improving Performance Mirrors the Gradual Travel Rebound