Articles tagged “sabre”

Online Travel

Google Flights Could Shift Strategy After Heavy Layoffs

Why doesn't Google promote Google Travel as a one-stop shop? The layoffs at Google Flights show there's too much ad revenue in play on the Google.com side of the flights business to merit such an all-in approach.

Google Flights Could Shift Strategy After Heavy Layoffs

Online Travel

Lastminute.com Hits ‘Restart’ Button With New CEO

Having your top executives jailed is one thing. But as that issue recedes, Lastminute.com needs to deal with its under-performance issues and execute on strategy shifts.

Lastminute.com Hits ‘Restart’ Button With New CEO

News Blog

Mastercard to Invest in Fintech Company Conferma Pay

Mastercard is planning to make a minority investment in Conferma Pay, a fintech company acquired earlier this year by Sabre Corporation. The new partnership with Mastercard will allow Conferma Pay to expand the use of virtual cards for business-to-business travel payments. Sabre acquired Conferma Pay for $72.5 million in August 2022, according to a filing…

News Blog

American Airlines Sues Sabre for 11 Years of Legal Fees

Following a legal battle that lasted 11 years, American Airlines Group wants to force defendant Sabre Corp to pay its legal fees.  U.S. law firm O'Melveny & Myers filed a lawsuit on behalf of American Airlines on Friday, saying the Texas-based global distribution system should pay American's fees. Those fees could amount to at least…

Tourism

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Destinations in the Middle East are not just turning to tourism in an effort to diversify their national economies but positioning themselves to compete on a larger scale globally.

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

News Blog

Former Sabre CEO Sam Gilliland Hired to Lead Airline Software Company Accelya

Sam Gilliland, who was the CEO of Sabre Corporation for 10 years, is taking the top role at Accelya. The Spanish company, which makes software for the airline industry, said Monday that Gilliland has been hired as CEO. Gilliland replaces Jim Davidson, who is stepping into the role of vice chairman. Accelya was acquired in…

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb has its best quarter yet, Booking Holdings plans more tech investment, and Qatar aims for long-lasting tourism after the World Cup.

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

Business Travel

TUI Takes Its Own Remote Working Further With Free Hotel Stays

Being a mega-tour operator must play some part in the success of its Workwide program, where employees have surpassed 10,000 days working abroad. But plenty of other non-tourism companies can learn from TUI when it comes to offering blended travel as a perk. It's not rocket science.

TUI Takes Its Own Remote Working Further With Free Hotel Stays

Travel Technology

Sabre’s Slow Recovery Gets Lift From Pandemic Booking Milestone

Business is still not close to where it was in 2019, but it's getting there — slowly.

Sabre’s Slow Recovery Gets Lift From Pandemic Booking Milestone

Business Travel

Selina’s 3 Biggest Challenges as It Prepares to Go Public

Can a hotel brand retain a uniqueness across its properties when expanding? Selina thinks so, and has been trying to convince potential investors it’s (almost) got the magic formula for a mass market cool factor. Still, it admits it’s stepping into the unknown with these hurdles to face.

Selina’s 3 Biggest Challenges as It Prepares to Go Public