Articles tagged “travelport”

Interview: Travelport Looks to Solve Hotel Distribution Problems With Blockchain

Interview: Travelport Looks to Solve Hotel Distribution Problems With Blockchain

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Some think blockchain can help decentralize travel distribution, which has historically been dominated by a small handful of players. These entrenched companies, however, see blockchain as a technology that can help fix some of the inefficiencies in the travel distribution marketplace without fully disrupting the status quo.

4 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: Travelport’s CEO on a New Era for Airline Merchandising

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Travelport’s CEO on a New Era for Airline Merchandising

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Gordon Wilson of Travelport says his technology company is making it easier for airlines to display on travel agency "shelves" their content in the way they want. If true, that could significantly help airlines maximize their revenue.

2 months ago

Travelport Lost Lucrative Flight Centre Contract to Distribution Rivals

Travelport Lost Lucrative Flight Centre Contract to Distribution Rivals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No word on yet on what activist hedge fund investor Paul Singer of Elliott Management might try to pressure Travelport do this year. But research analysts expect that, at the very least, the travel technology company will be pressed to spin off its fast-growing eNett payments business.

2 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

Travelport Faces Dramatic Changes if Activist Investor Gets His Way

Travelport Faces Dramatic Changes if Activist Investor Gets His Way

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The last thing travel tech giant Travelport needs is to be sold to private equity. It's still digging out from all the debt Blackstone saddled it with. Our best guess is that it will be forced to partly sell eNett, a payments business.

3 months ago

Activist Investor Pushes for a Travelport Sale to Private Equity

Activist Investor Pushes for a Travelport Sale to Private Equity

Scott Deveau, Bloomberg

Will hedge fund Elliott buy out travel technology company Travelport? Or is it using financial jujitsu and hype to make a quick profit? One thing we know: Distribution companies like Travelport remain valuable.

3 months ago

Travelport Is Diversifying With Strong Growth in Payments Tech

Travelport Is Diversifying With Strong Growth in Payments Tech

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

How is Travelport competing against much bigger companies like Sabre and Amadeus? By creating technology solutions its clients actually want to use while expanding in the world's fastest-growing regions for travel.

4 months ago

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Why Travel Brands Need to Be Present Across the End-to-End Journey

Why Travel Brands Need to Be Present Across the End-to-End Journey

Travelport + Skift

Thanks to mobile’s ubiquity, there’s never been a better time for brands in the travel space to consider how they can offer their customers practical solutions and real value throughout the complete traveler journey.

7 months ago

Travelport Signs Deal to Get Hertz’s Prepaid Car-Rental Rates for the First Time

Travelport Signs Deal to Get Hertz’s Prepaid Car-Rental Rates for the First Time

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As its pace of revenue growth slows, travel-tech player Travelport needs to diversify beyond distributing airline tickets. Rental cars are one bright spot. It is gaining traction thanks to a new deal with Hertz.

8 months ago

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From Limited Access to Multiple Touchpoints: The Future of Mobile Engagement

From Limited Access to Multiple Touchpoints: The Future of Mobile Engagement

Travelport + Skift

Brands need to deliver the right information at the right time to the right device in order to succeed with today’s travelers. Those that are engaging with customer touchpoints throughout the entire travel journey are the ones making the most impact.

8 months ago

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Mobile and the Next Wave of Digital Disruption: A Look at the Future of Traveler Experience

Mobile and the Next Wave of Digital Disruption: A Look at the Future of Traveler Experience

Travelport + Skift

The travel providers that are leading the new engagement economy we now live in are the ones adding value, removing friction, and offering customers seamless and relevant solutions throughout the entire travel journey.

9 months ago