Articles tagged “global distribution systems”

Online Travel

Sabre Bets on Post-Pandemic Surge in Software Demand from Airlines and Hotels

Operational software may sound dull, but it could become dramatically lucrative for Sabre once the crisis recedes and airlines and hotels resume spending on travel technology.

Sabre Bets on Post-Pandemic Surge in Software Demand from Airlines and Hotels

Online Travel

Amadeus’ Improving Performance Mirrors the Gradual Travel Rebound

As goes Amadeus, so goes the travel industry. The travel tech company said its June revenues were the best since the pandemic began. That was another positive signal for the sector as a whole.

Amadeus’ Improving Performance Mirrors the Gradual Travel Rebound

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

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Adding channel managers to bypass global distribution systems Amadeus and Sabre isn't a super-duper game-changer for Tripadvisor Plus, but less friction and lower fees can lead to greater traction.

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Coronavirus

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

The commission's inference is that it's more a case of a lack of evidence, rather a compliance with the antitrust rules. Another case into computerized reservation systems is ongoing.

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

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

Online Travel

7 Takeaways From Tripadvisor’s Confidential Pitch Deck to Hotels

It's hardly an accident that Tripadvisor is transitioning toward a direct-to-consumer business model after years of Google's hotel-comparison search eating into Tripadvisor's business.

7 Takeaways From Tripadvisor’s Confidential Pitch Deck to Hotels

Online Travel

Amadeus Wins British Airways Parent Over to Its New Way of Selling Fares

Amadeus's deal with International Airlines Group shows a path forward in the contentious contract disputes it has had with many airlines over distribution costs and methods. The technology giant's earnings report on Friday was broadly in line with expectations.

Amadeus Wins British Airways Parent Over to Its New Way of Selling Fares