Articles tagged “global distribution systems”

TripActions Teams Up With United Airlines to Offer More Efficient Booking

TripActions Teams Up With United Airlines to Offer More Efficient Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Going forward TripActions hopes direct connections with airlines can give it a leg up on the competition. Encouraging its customers to use the functionality, though, could be tricky.

1 week ago

Travelport Finally Goes Private This Week in $4.4 Billion Deal

Travelport Finally Goes Private This Week in $4.4 Billion Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

By the end of this week, Travelport is expected to leave the public markets in a $4.4 billion leveraged buyout. After months of waiting, the company can finally move on to its next steps.

3 weeks ago

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New Insights Deck: A Hotelier’s Guide to the Future of Hospitality Merchandising

New Insights Deck: A Hotelier’s Guide to the Future of Hospitality Merchandising

Sabre Hospitality Solutions + Skift

Hotels are no longer just “merchants of sleep.” With the help of smarter merchandising strategies, hoteliers can tap into the insights and retailing know-how to sell guests not just a bed, but an entire hotel experience delivered to serve each traveler’s unique needs.

1 month ago

Travelport’s Plans to Go Private Held Up by Russian Regulators

Travelport’s Plans to Go Private Held Up by Russian Regulators

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Russian regulators have put up obstacles to the long-discussed buyout of the travel technology giant Travelport. Odds are the deal will still be completed, though.

1 month ago

Amadeus Finds Fastest Growth Overseas in North America

Amadeus Finds Fastest Growth Overseas in North America

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Texas-based Sabre can no longer take for granted its home market of North America as Amadeus attempts to make inroads on the continent.

1 month ago

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport sees an opportunity to gain share with mid-market travel management companies in the U.S., which seems plausible. But it will need to keep up its pace of adopting new technologies and policies to pull that off.

2 months 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.

3 months ago

TravelSky’s Monopoly in China Helped Boost Annual Revenues

TravelSky’s Monopoly in China Helped Boost Annual Revenues

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TravelSky, China's state-backed airline distribution and software services company, reported solid revenue growth in 2018. But the company's insulation from market competition risks creating complacency, and some signs suggest Chinese airlines are frustrated.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines will be jealous of Lufthansa Group's ability to have one out of every two of its customers book directly through its brand sites or travel management channels without having to pay fees to third-party tech middlemen.

3 months ago

Amadeus Makes Gains in Branching Out Into Software Services

Amadeus Makes Gains in Branching Out Into Software Services

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus has long talked about diversifying its business, branching out from distribution into software services for hotels, airlines, and airports. But 2019 looks like it will finally be the year that the new businesses gain nearly equal importance to the old ones.

4 months ago

Travelport Has Had Mixed Success as a Public Company

Travelport Has Had Mixed Success as a Public Company

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport's latest earnings report is a chance to judge its performance since it went public in 2014. The answer is mixed: The company invested more than its rivals in its airline distribution business, which let it punch above its weight. But not everything on other matters panned out as well as it might have hoped.

4 months ago

Sabre’s Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts

Sabre’s Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A year ago the U.S. changed its corporate tax law. A look at the impact on travel tech giant Sabre may show, by example, the benefits to many U.S. businesses broadly. The reform appeared to give the company added financial flexibility in 2018.

4 months ago