Articles tagged “gds”

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

2 months ago

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Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Sabre + Skift

Airlines have invested in making many of their offerings increasingly data-driven in recent years. Yet they haven’t taken the same approach to schedules, one of their preeminent products.

7 months ago

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Isaac Carey, Skift

New distribution technology has a lot of potential to improve booking for business travelers, but first airlines are going to have to make some compromises.

10 months ago

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Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Sabre + Skift

When it comes to implementing and adopting the New Distribution Capability standards for airline retailing, there needs to be a strong focus on enabling scalability, across the entire retailing, distribution, and fulfillment process.

11 months ago

Southwest Expands Booking Access for Business Travelers

Southwest Expands Booking Access for Business Travelers

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is a big step for the airline, which has historically kept its inventory off nearly all global distribution systems, online travel agencies, and corporate booking tools.

11 months ago

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How Airlines Can Use Flexible Technology to Differentiate Their Brand

How Airlines Can Use Flexible Technology to Differentiate Their Brand

Sabre + Skift

Flexible technology is often confused with built-to-order technology. What the airline industry needs today to meet customer expectations is much more robust than that — it needs a way to implement solutions that allow them to use the best technological offering for each specific task.

12 months ago

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson Will Exit Role

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson Will Exit Role

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Gordon Wilson will leave Travelport after taking the company private. The company has a travel technology veteran lined up to take the reins, and Travelport needs all the help it can get to compete against Sabre and Amadeus.

1 year ago

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How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

Travelport + Skift

Travel agencies can benefit substantially from the level of personalization that NDC offers, but they have to develop new technological capabilities to realize those benefits.

1 year ago

Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August

Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

In Australia, the New Distribution Capability is moving from a vague concept to an active business model, as Qantas urges travel agents to sign up to a new channel with expanded content. Those who miss the June 30 deadline could lose out on some enhancements but also face new fees for airline bookings.

1 year ago

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New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

Travelport + Skift

The airline retail ecosystem appears to be overcoming the New Distribution Capability-related teething troubles and is finally getting the technical details right. This means that travel agencies can look forward to taking advantage of some real tangible benefits.

1 year ago

What a Breakup of Big Tech Could Mean for Travel

What a Breakup of Big Tech Could Mean for Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Going down the rabbit hole and considering the effect of a big tech crackdown in travel, Google and global distribution systems have perhaps the most to lose. It's likely, though, that few, if any, of Elizabeth Warren's proposed restrictions will ever become U.S. law.

1 year ago

Lufthansa Looks at Taking Over Thomas Cook-Owned Airline Condor

Lufthansa Looks at Taking Over Thomas Cook-Owned Airline Condor

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Lufthansa sees Condor as a good fit for its existing business. The question is would Thomas Cook split up its airline, and would competition regulators allow it?

1 year ago