Articles tagged “travel tech ceos”

Travel Tech CEO Series: DerbySoft Prepares for a Hotel Distribution Free-for-All

Travel Tech CEO Series: DerbySoft Prepares for a Hotel Distribution Free-for-All

Sean O'Neill, Skift

DerbySoft has thrived as a vendor that helps global hotel groups with distribution partly because its top boss Ted Zhang called the rise of Booking.com early on. Zhang's latest predictions about what's next for the industry may ruffle some feathers.

2 years ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa Group and IAG (the parent of British Airways) are striving to shake up airline distribution. One of the tech providers that they've hired to do this is Farelogix, whose boss, Jim Davidson, has a provocative vision of the future that's running into commercial resistance.

2 years ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Points is trying to diversify beyond being the world's largest reseller of airlines and hotels points. But this loyalty tech company needs a little more mojo if it wants to produce truly game-changing products.

2 years ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: SITA Rethinks the Passenger Experience

Travel Tech CEO Series: SITA Rethinks the Passenger Experience

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airlines and airports own SITA, but the two groups are at odds over who controls passenger data. New CEO Barbara Dalibard shows signs of having enough finesse to keep the company unified.

2 years ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first interview with Skift, Amadeus's chief executive Luis Maroto makes a persuasive case that his $24.8 billion company is successfully navigating industry changes.

2 years ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Sabre Bets on an Ex-Airline Boss to Reboot Its Industry Relationships

Travel Tech CEO Series: Sabre Bets on an Ex-Airline Boss to Reboot Its Industry Relationships

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first Q&A with Skift, Sean Menke, the new CEO of Sabre, says that his past stints as CEO of Frontier Airlines and as a top executive at Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada give him vital insight into how to steer the technology giant through tougher-than-usual negotiations with airlines.

2 years ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Travelport Is Doubling Down on Its Payments Business and on Distribution, Too

Travel Tech CEO Series: Travelport Is Doubling Down on Its Payments Business and on Distribution, Too

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first Q&A with Skift, President and CEO of Travelport Gordon Wilson acknowledges that suppliers are no longer as dependent on distribution technology companies as they once were. He makes a persuasive case that better meeting the needs of suppliers is the way to thrive.

2 years ago