Articles tagged “sabre”

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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.

5 days ago

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are each pushing forward in their own unique way. By investing like technology companies in flexible distribution and payment technologies, they hope to provide a better value proposition to travel partners that are keen to cut out the middleman. Decades of bad blood between the two, however, still linger over the conversation.

2 weeks ago

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Sabre’s CEO on Going Technology-First

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Sabre’s CEO on Going Technology-First

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sabre has slimmed down over the last year and is investing in its airline and hospitality technology products. Find out more from CEO Sean Menke at the Skift Tech Forum on June 12 in Santa Clara, Calif.

4 weeks ago

Sabre’s Back to the Basics Strategy Shift Starts to Bear Fruit

Sabre’s Back to the Basics Strategy Shift Starts to Bear Fruit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Sean Menke has gained breathing room to provide positive surprises. Getting cloud-based distribution and operations software right is hard. So the company is relying on concepts from top-tier management consulting firms as guidance.

2 months ago

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Airlines Are Finally on the Cusp of Getting Personalized Retailing Right

Airlines Are Finally on the Cusp of Getting Personalized Retailing Right

Sabre + Skift

Airlines and travel agencies are entering a new world of personalized retailing. While NDC will help push things forward, technology providers also need to think more broadly than the status quo and look ahead to the opportunities emerging technologies will present.

3 months ago

Sabre Doubles Down on Hotel Management Software

Sabre Doubles Down on Hotel Management Software

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Your move, Oracle.

3 months ago

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Wasn't the whole point of these surcharges to prevent the global distribution systems from taking a cut of that juicy ancillary money that is now flowing in? One has to wonder what the terms of Air France-KLM's deal with Amadeus and Travelport really are. For now, it looks like the global distribution systems that took the new distribution capability seriously are reaping the rewards.

3 months ago

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines have long hoped for a technological development that would enable them to take back control from travel's middlemen. The New Distribution Capability was supposed to be that solution, but change of this magnitude takes time. At the moment, the British Airways parent seems more than happy to eat up the cost.

4 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Back-End Travel Tech Gets a Design Renaissance

Travel Megatrends 2018: Back-End Travel Tech Gets a Design Renaissance

Sean O’Neill, Skift

The travel industry urgently needs operational software that normal people find intuitive, flexible, and powerful. Otherwise it will lose efficient early-career workers to other sectors that have superior tools.

5 months ago

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines have learned that standing up to the global distribution system giants can actually yield benefits. It has been a hard-earned victory.

8 months ago

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What Can Airlines Learn From Amazon, Google and Uber About Dynamic Pricing?

What Can Airlines Learn From Amazon, Google and Uber About Dynamic Pricing?

Sabre Airline Solutions + Skift

While the industries may be vastly different, the airline industry can learn a lot from the leading digital innovators out there when it comes to dynamic pricing strategies.

8 months ago

Sabre Stays Profitable After Layoffs as the Company Vows to Become Nimbler

Sabre Stays Profitable After Layoffs as the Company Vows to Become Nimbler

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors liked Sabre's third quarter revenue and profit report. But the verdict is still out on whether the company is relying on cheap fixes like layoffs to hit its targets or if it is laying the groundwork for sustainable growth.

8 months ago