Articles tagged “global distribution systems”

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European Commission Is Probing Travel Distribution Systems for Anticompetitive Practices

European Commission Is Probing Travel Distribution Systems for Anticompetitive Practices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Over the years, the big global distribution systems have been a major barrier to innovation by airlines and travel startups, in particular. The European Commission now intends to take a serious look at this dynamic.

4 months ago

Sabre to Buy Farelogix for $360 Million to Help Airlines Sell Better

Sabre to Buy Farelogix for $360 Million to Help Airlines Sell Better

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre allegedly tried to kill smaller rival Farelogix years ago. But now there's peace in the valley. Farelogix's merchandising and direct connection technology will plug a gap in Sabre's offering and could accelerate the travel tech giant's growth.

4 months ago

Amadeus Revs Up Spending for Product Development

Amadeus Revs Up Spending for Product Development

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus is spending more heavily on R&D than its competitors, which it is betting augurs well for its future.

4 months ago

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Travelport Sees India as Its Path to Reverse Market Share Losses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Gordon Wilson, the CEO of Travelport, said in an interview that he sees India as one of the drivers of its long-term growth. That's plausible, but not assured. Private equity should take the company private to shield it from quarterly earnings pressure, and allow it to invest properly to make the most of its varied opportunities.

5 months ago

Sabre Looks for Efficiencies With Cloud Migration on Track

Sabre Looks for Efficiencies With Cloud Migration on Track

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Sean Menke has turned around Sabre's performance since coming on board in 2017. No wonder investors have bid up the travel technology company's share price since then.

5 months ago

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airline distribution needs to change to keep up with the modern economy. Its tech is evolving, but it takes time to turn around such a large and complex ship. Will changes come fast enough to avoid outside disruption?

5 months ago

American Airlines Feels Vindicated in Its Second Try at Direct Distribution

American Airlines Feels Vindicated in Its Second Try at Direct Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

American Airlines has moved away from its earlier belligerence to navigate a cooperative path with distribution middlemen. The airline appears to be making a lot more gains this time around.

6 months ago

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New technologies, practices, and vendors are emerging to help airlines distribute their airfares. The new landscape is complex. But Air Canada's latest effort reveals at least one part of the emerging picture.

7 months ago

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Why Context is Key in the New World of Airline Retailing

Why Context is Key in the New World of Airline Retailing

Sabre + Skift

The global distribution system and next-generation retailing solutions will play pivotal roles in helping airlines and agents offer contextual, personalized products that NDC-enabled content presents, allowing them to step confidently into the future of retailing.

9 months ago

Travelport Lost Lucrative Flight Centre Contract to Distribution Rivals

Travelport Lost Lucrative Flight Centre Contract to Distribution Rivals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No word on yet on what activist hedge fund investor Paul Singer of Elliott Management might try to pressure Travelport do this year. But research analysts expect that, at the very least, the travel technology company will be pressed to spin off its fast-growing eNett payments business.

11 months ago