Articles tagged “travel distribution”

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Adding channel managers to bypass global distribution systems Amadeus and Sabre isn't a super-duper game-changer for Tripadvisor Plus, but less friction and lower fees can lead to greater traction.

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels
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SkiftX

Executive Q&A: Why the Future of Smart Travel Distribution Must Include Tours and Activities

The tours and activities space has only recently started to show signs of cohesion and standardization in its technology. Despite past challenges, the sector is a promising one when it comes to travel distribution, if content and bookings are managed in the right way.

Executive Q&A: Why the Future of Smart Travel Distribution Must Include Tours and Activities

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Distribution Strength Could Pressure Online Travel Giants and Woo Hotels

The typical Airbnb review talks up a rental's charms while overlooking vital information. The company's stock prospectus similarly skips some key details for understanding its business. But we can still infer a few things about the distribution dynamo.

Airbnb’s Distribution Strength Could Pressure Online Travel Giants and Woo Hotels

Online Travel

Air France-KLM and Amadeus Sign Landmark Distribution Deal

For years, airlines, travel agencies, and their technology partners acknowledged they could adopt more modern ways of selling plane tickets. The sticking point lately has been less technological than commercial. Thursday's deal is a seismic moment serving as a model for how the sector might afford to transition to the future.

Air France-KLM and Amadeus Sign Landmark Distribution Deal

Airlines

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

New deals mean that offline and online travel agencies will more quickly and commonly see richly descriptive details about what any given airfare includes, such as facts about legroom and photos of premium class seats. But don't hold your breath in anticipation. Travel sellers have to wait another five years before next-gen selling will become the norm for agents.

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

Online Travel

Travel Megatrends 2018: Blockchain Will Spark a New Type of Tech Race in Travel

Some companies are betting big on blockchain's bandwagon effect. Time will tell whether the new technology materializes into cheaper, better, and faster travel experiences.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Blockchain Will Spark a New Type of Tech Race in Travel

Online Travel

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into the Google Travel Ecosystem 2018

Without question, Google will continue to aggressively grow its multi-billion dollar advertising business by securing stronger direct relationships with both the supplier and the traveler.

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into the Google Travel Ecosystem 2018