Articles tagged “gds”

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The battle over airline distribution costs has been fought from boardrooms to courtrooms to the press. Though each airline is in a unique position, we examine the industry-wide data to take a cold look at the facts as best as possible.

6 days ago

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Gordon Wilson, the CEO of Travelport, said in an interview that he sees India as one of the drivers of its long-term growth. That's plausible, but not assured. Private equity should take the company private to shield it from quarterly earnings pressure, and allow it to invest properly to make the most of its varied opportunities.

2 weeks ago

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airline distribution needs to change to keep up with the modern economy. Its tech is evolving, but it takes time to turn around such a large and complex ship. Will changes come fast enough to avoid outside disruption?

2 weeks 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

Sabre Sees Gains After Tech Investment Turnaround

Sabre Sees Gains After Tech Investment Turnaround

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Think of travel tech giant Sabre as being like an orchestra. CEO Sean Menke has been like a conductor replacing lead players and changing the tune. So far, investors like what they hear.

3 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.

4 months ago

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are each pushing forward in their own unique way. By investing like technology companies in flexible distribution and payment technologies, they hope to provide a better value proposition to travel partners that are keen to cut out the middleman. Decades of bad blood between the two, however, still linger over the conversation.

5 months ago

Hogg Robinson Thinks It Has a Technology Edge on Its Corporate Travel Competitors

Hogg Robinson Thinks It Has a Technology Edge on Its Corporate Travel Competitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IATA’s New Distribution Capability appears to finally be gaining traction in corporate travel. Airlines want it to succeed as much as travel management companies, which will have access to a greater amount of content like seat upgrades and other ancillary products.

12 months ago

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Agents may be placing more hotel bookings through global distribution systems, but the fact remains that hotels would like to move away from expensive distribution channels like these.

1 year ago

Sabre Axes 900 Workers to Revamp Some of Its Business Lines

Sabre Axes 900 Workers to Revamp Some of Its Business Lines

Sean O'Neill, Skift

By cutting the management ranks, Sabre's new CEO Sean Menke addresses a gripe of "management bloat" among workers writing on review sites like Glassdoor. He also wisely cuts costs to fund new investment.

1 year ago

How Do Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Really Define a Direct Booking?

How Do Hotels and Online Travel Agencies Really Define a Direct Booking?

Dave Montali, Skift

There ain't no such thing as a free booking.

1 year ago