Articles tagged “ita software”

Google to Retire ITA Software Flight-Search Engine for Small Companies

Google to Retire ITA Software Flight-Search Engine for Small Companies

Mark Bergen and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

ITA was a hot commodity in its heyday before Google swallowed it up in 2010. That's ancient history, and there was waning interest among small companies to access what is now Google's flight-search software. All things must pass.

2 years ago

Kayak Renews Contract with Google’s ITA Software

Kayak Renews Contract with Google’s ITA Software

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A couple of years ago the issue of whether Google/ITA would renew its contract with Kayak was considered an all-important issue of survival for Kayak and an antitrust issue for Google. Today the issue seems more of a yawn as Google Flight Search hasn't dominated anything.

5 years ago

Google Is Helping the Largest Asian Airline Target Outbound Chinese Travelers

Google Is Helping the Largest Asian Airline Target Outbound Chinese Travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's China Southern Airlines agreement is a big win for Google's airline business in Asia, and will help the airline deal with the international proclivities of the new generation of Chinese outbound travelers.

6 years ago

Google Travel Boss Defends Lack of Progress, Deflects Criticism

Google Travel Boss Defends Lack of Progress, Deflects Criticism

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Wertheimer didn't reveal much and didn't mollify any critics but after selling his company to Google for $700 million, he doesn't have to.

6 years ago

Google and ITA Software abandon airline reservations business

Google and ITA Software abandon airline reservations business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

This is a bitter pill for the geeks at Google's ITA Software. They wanted to transform the back-end of the airline industry with a new kind of airline reservations system. Huge ambitions, but the project never got marketplace traction. Now, the focus will be on powering airline websites, Google Flight Search and Google Hotel Finder.

6 years ago

Google Flight Search methodically working on airline partnerships

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Getting the technology right is just part of the challenge for Google Flight Search. Working on those airline partnerships around the world takes time.

7 years ago

Is MileWise now the easiest way to discover how much a frequent flyer ticket will cost?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

MileWise's Combo Fares is a remedy for sometimes-inflexible airline, hotel, and credit card rewards programs.

7 years ago

Amadeus wants to be a player in the U.S. and thinks supplanting ITA at Kayak would do just that

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Now that Google owns ITA, Amadeus fills a need for Kayak, Hipmunk and Expedia, but we're skeptical that the quality of Amadeus Meta Pricer is up to the task.

7 years ago