Articles tagged “travelport”

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson Will Exit Role

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson Will Exit Role

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Gordon Wilson will leave Travelport after taking the company private. The company has a travel technology veteran lined up to take the reins, and Travelport needs all the help it can get to compete against Sabre and Amadeus.

1 month ago

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How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

Travelport + Skift

Travel agencies can benefit substantially from the level of personalization that NDC offers, but they have to develop new technological capabilities to realize those benefits.

2 months ago

Travelport Finally Goes Private This Week in $4.4 Billion Deal

Travelport Finally Goes Private This Week in $4.4 Billion Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

By the end of this week, Travelport is expected to leave the public markets in a $4.4 billion leveraged buyout. After months of waiting, the company can finally move on to its next steps.

3 months ago

Travelport’s Plans to Go Private Held Up by Russian Regulators

Travelport’s Plans to Go Private Held Up by Russian Regulators

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Russian regulators have put up obstacles to the long-discussed buyout of the travel technology giant Travelport. Odds are the deal will still be completed, though.

3 months ago

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport sees an opportunity to gain share with mid-market travel management companies in the U.S., which seems plausible. But it will need to keep up its pace of adopting new technologies and policies to pull that off.

4 months ago

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New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

Travelport + Skift

The airline retail ecosystem appears to be overcoming the New Distribution Capability-related teething troubles and is finally getting the technical details right. This means that travel agencies can look forward to taking advantage of some real tangible benefits.

5 months ago

Travelport Has Had Mixed Success as a Public Company

Travelport Has Had Mixed Success as a Public Company

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport's latest earnings report is a chance to judge its performance since it went public in 2014. The answer is mixed: The company invested more than its rivals in its airline distribution business, which let it punch above its weight. But not everything on other matters panned out as well as it might have hoped.

6 months ago

The Inside Story of an Activist Investor’s Fight for Travelport

The Inside Story of an Activist Investor’s Fight for Travelport

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Few companies other than activist investor Elliott Management expressed a serious interest in acquiring Travelport. Elliott twice lost potential private equity partners after they reviewed Travelport's books. The deal price is underwhelming, and that's a signal that some things haven't been going the company's way.

7 months ago

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The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

Travelport + Skift

The speed at which airline distribution stakeholders are able to transform their distribution technologies so that they can directly impact their bottom line will be determined by their ability to effectively collaborate.

8 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As more business travelers view their trips as working vacations, travel advisors must draw on both corporate and leisure travel-planning skills. It's no simple challenge, but it's necessary given the strength of the bleisure travel trend.

8 months ago

Travelport’s Proposed Buyout Deal May Not End the Drama

Travelport’s Proposed Buyout Deal May Not End the Drama

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The early consensus is that Elliott Management put together a disappointing deal for investors. We cover the case for and against the deal here. But expect larger Travelport investors to consider resisting the deal or hope that a white knight acquirer rides in with a better offer.

8 months ago

Travelport Is Being Taken Private in $4.4 Billion Deal

Travelport Is Being Taken Private in $4.4 Billion Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The long-predicted buyout of public-company Travelport has happened at a premium of about twice the market capitalization of the company. Expect a spinout of the company's eNett payments division and the proverbial "cost restructuring."

8 months ago