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Articles tagged “gdss”

Online Travel

One in Five Amadeus Bookings Subject to New Fees as Air France Adds Surcharge

Air France's decision to join Lufthansa and British Airways in leveling surcharges means that 20 percent of the airplane tickets booked through Amadeus would be subject to the new fees. Expect Amadeus to try to undermine the effort with every muscle it has.

One in Five Amadeus Bookings Subject to New Fees as Air France Adds Surcharge

Airlines

Air France-KLM Joins Rivals in Adding Distribution Surcharge

Air France-KLM had hinted at adding a distribution surcharge as far back as 2015, so the announcement doesn’t come as a surprise. What it does tell us is that airlines are increasingly confident that the positives of introducing such a fee outweigh any negatives.

Air France-KLM Joins Rivals in Adding Distribution Surcharge

Online Travel

Travelport Signs Deal to Get Hertz’s Prepaid Car-Rental Rates for the First Time

As its pace of revenue growth slows, travel-tech player Travelport needs to diversify beyond distributing airline tickets. Rental cars are one bright spot. It is gaining traction thanks to a new deal with Hertz.

Travelport Signs Deal to Get Hertz’s Prepaid Car-Rental Rates for the First Time

Online Travel

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

The European Union's decision to investigate Lufthansa's surcharge represents a potential blow to the airline industry, which is attempting to wrestle back control from intermediaries. Although the transport commission confirmed an investigation, it doesn't appear that any decision is imminent.

Travel Booking

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

Airlines around the world are looking to revamp their distribution and merchandising efforts. Most of the innovation is happening in Europe right now, but U.S. airlines are starting to experiment, as well.

Online Travel

Travelport Signs MakeMyTrip Deal as the India Online Travel Agency Diversifies Its Distributors for Now

Travelport's distribution deal with India's largest online travel agency suggests that it can punch above its weight. But Travelport still faces a struggle against its much larger competitors.

Travelport Signs MakeMyTrip Deal as the India Online Travel Agency Diversifies Its Distributors for Now

Online Travel

Channel Shock: The Future of Travel Distribution

The global distribution systems aren't going anywhere. Innovation, however, is happening in the margins of the travel distribution marketplace, with airlines seeking to regain control of their destiny.

Channel Shock: The Future of Travel Distribution

Online Travel

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

American is creating a new distribution path that might tweak the role companies like Travelport play in distribution. Travelport boss Gordon Wilson tells us he's skeptical. We remain undecided.

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Business Travel

American Airlines Revives Direct-Connect Moves While Sabre Questions Feasibility

American is reviving its direct-booking conflict with distribution middlemen like Sabre. Advances in technology and fat profits at U.S. airlines make the threat more plausible now than a decade ago.

American Airlines Revives Direct-Connect Moves While Sabre Questions Feasibility

Online Travel

Amadeus Notches Steady Growth on Southwest and IHG Deals

Amadeus continued to have strong financial performance in the first half of the year. Trends point to it continuing to be a juggernaut of travel distribution in the near-future.

Amadeus Notches Steady Growth on Southwest and IHG Deals