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Articles tagged “gds. global distribution systems”

Business Travel

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Sonder has been misunderstood by some. It offers both short-term rental and traditional hotel lodging, and it has mostly appealed to leisure travelers, not business people, so far. The startup's outreach to business travelers could change all that.

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Airlines

Sabre Calls American Airlines a ‘Jilted Suitor’ in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal

The American versus Sabre lawsuit touches on bigger questions of how to fairly display ticket prices to agencies and consumers. Most tech providers and regulators must face these questions as airlines unbundle and repackage more airfares and upsells.

Sabre Calls American Airlines a ‘Jilted Suitor’ in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal

Online Travel

Amadeus Will Consider a Travel Tech Acquisition in the Next Year

The best bets on where Amadeus would acquire a business are hotel and airport tech and software services. But pricey valuations of many target companies are eye-watering right now.

Amadeus Will Consider a Travel Tech Acquisition in the Next Year

Online Travel

Sabre Says New Delta Contract Rewarding Extras Like More Legroom Is Model for Future

Sabre and its peers are finally accepting airline demands that distribution contracts should have incentives to build technology that boosts the upselling of travelers. The industry frames the move as providing value to flyers because it makes bundled services easier to buy.

Sabre Says New Delta Contract Rewarding Extras Like More Legroom Is Model for Future

Coronavirus

Emirates Wants to Shake Up Ticket Sales Through Closer Ties to Travel Agencies

Emirates is one of the largest airlines yet to try to shake up how tickets are sold worldwide. Sabre is at the negotiation table to avoid a content cutoff in July, while other tech partners and travel agencies are still figuring out how to adapt to the new commercial model.

Emirates Wants to Shake Up Ticket Sales Through Closer Ties to Travel Agencies

Online Travel

The Startup That Could Bring Airline Ticket Shopping to Amazon

Airlines are increasingly using application programming interfaces, or APIs, to distribute their fares. That could let Amazon and other companies more easily sell tickets. That opens up an opportunity for tech players.

The Startup That Could Bring Airline Ticket Shopping to Amazon

Online Travel

Lufthansa Group Shifts to Next Phase of Its Pioneering Distribution Strategy

Lufthansa Group may have done more than any other airline group to aggravate Amadeus, Travelport, and especially Sabre in recent years. Yet a grudging truce in the distribution battle may be possible, according to this exclusive interview with a top executive.

Lufthansa Group Shifts to Next Phase of Its Pioneering Distribution Strategy

Online Travel

Travelport Dodges Bankruptcy Thanks to $500 Million Pact With Lenders

Travelport's backers have won their feud with lenders. Now Siris Capital and Elliott Management's asset management arm need to defeat payment firm Wex in court over a disputed eNett sale.

Online Travel

New Singapore Airlines Deal Signals a More Flexible Travelport on Distribution Tech

Airlines are flying in different directions in the distribution debate. Travelport's deal with Singapore Airlines offers a middle ground between Lufthansa's hardline approach and Air France's cuddlier one.

New Singapore Airlines Deal Signals a More Flexible Travelport on Distribution Tech

Online Travel

Lufthansa Hikes Its Third-Party Booking Fee Despite the Crisis

If you think all airlines will lower their fees to encourage more bookings during the pandemic, think again.

Lufthansa Hikes Its Third-Party Booking Fee Despite the Crisis