Articles tagged “gdss”

Travel Technology

What If Sabre Put Its Hotel Software Unit in Play

An asset sale is unlikely. It would involve Sabre unnecessarily throwing in the towel on its diversification strategy. Yet stranger things have happened, and Oracle Hospitality could fill gaps in its offerings by acquiring the tech.

What If Sabre Put Its Hotel Software Unit in Play

News Blog

Sabre Sues Hawaiian Airlines for Alleged Breach of Contract

Global distribution system provider Sabre is alleging that beginning May 31 Hawaiian Airlines implemented a new distribution policy that prevented U.S.-based travel agents using Sabre from booking the airline’s inter-island flights, and also began levying U.S.-based travel agents a $7 per segment surcharge on all bookings of all other Hawaiian Airlines’ flights through Sabre. Those…

Airlines

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

The long-running case revolved around practices that the leading U.S. provider of airline fare data to travel agents imposes on nearly all airlines. If the verdict stands, it doesn't make Sabre change, well, anything. Except maybe a smaller tip for a barista.

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

Travel Booking

Amadeus Profit Takes Off in First Quarter as Air Travel Recovers

Amadeus, the world's biggest provider of travel booking and airline IT services, has closed its best post-pandemic quarter thanks to the revival of tourism. But its profit was still 73 percent below 2019 levels.

Amadeus Profit Takes Off in First Quarter as Air Travel Recovers

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 Loses a Chunk of Expedia’s North America Business

It was a coup for Sabre to reach a global distribution deal with Expedia 17 years ago when most online travel agencies partnered with just one such distributor. It's certainly not a positive for Sabre to lose that business now.

Sabre Loses a Chunk of Expedia’s North America Business

Online Travel

Alienated Airbnb Hosts Shouldn’t Look to Vrbo as the Answer

Expedia's Vrbo isn't a global Airbnb killer, nor does it have to be. Vrbo will pick its spots, but that will be a disappointment to those hosts, frustrated and angry with Airbnb, who are looking for some company to take Airbnb down a peg.

Alienated Airbnb Hosts Shouldn’t Look to Vrbo as the Answer

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 and Sabre Sign a Truce After Long-Running Airline Distribution Tussle

Lufthansa Group has led a years-long uprising by large airlines against the tech middlemen Sabre, Amadeus, and Travelport. This new pact validates a changed commercial, technological, and marketing strategy at Sabre under CEO Sean Menke in recent years.

Lufthansa and Sabre Sign a Truce After Long-Running Airline Distribution Tussle

Hotels

Are Giddy Airbnb Investors Underestimating the Regulatory Risks?

Before the pandemic turned the world sideways, nearly 12 percent of Airbnb's revenue last year came from its top 10 cities. But among them, cities like Lisbon and San Diego are taking radical steps to limit their short-term rental portfolios. Are investors overlooking the likelihood of vastly more stringent regulations?

Are Giddy Airbnb Investors Underestimating the Regulatory Risks?