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FFPs dominate most airlines' ancillary revenue streams
FFPs dominate most airlines' ancillary revenue streams
By Martin Cowen | July 18, 2017
Ancillary revenue geeks rejoice - the first tranche of data from this year's CarTrawler-sponsored research from IdeaWorks is out and shows that ancillary revenues for airlines continued to grow, in ac Read More
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Frequent flyer programmes distance themselves from miles flown
Frequent flyer programmes distance themselves from miles flown
By Martin Cowen | March 21, 2017
The theory and practice of frequent flyer programmes (FFPs) is the latest subject to be covered in the ongoing revenue and loyalty thought leadership initiative between Cartrawler and IdeaWorks. "C Read More
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Mobile ancillaries gaining traction for airlines
Mobile ancillaries gaining traction for airlines
By Martin Cowen | February 21, 2017
CarTrawler's latest ancillary revenue collaboration with IdeaWorks focuses on mobile and shows that airlines are coping better with selling seat selection than checked-in baggage. The report looks Read More
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Goodbye self-serve travel, hello tech-driven booking with a human touch
Goodbye self-serve travel, hello tech-driven booking with a human touch
By Sponsored Content | January 30, 2017
“Metasearch on steroids,” is how industry veteran Krista Pappas, the vice president of Lola, describes the firm’s new agent console, a state-of-the-art piece of kit that delivers “super powers” to the Read More
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Airline ancillary revenue forecast to hit almost $70 billion this year
Airline ancillary revenue forecast to hit almost $70 billion this year
By Kevin May | December 2, 2016
Ever wondered why airlines are so desperate to work out how to get passengers to buy more stuff? It's estimated to be a $67.4 billion bounty this year. The latest ancillary revenue report from Idea Read More
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A reality check for airlines and the direct channel
A reality check for airlines and the direct channel
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2016
Look beyond websites to the digital behaviour of 16 year olds for clues to where mobile travel booking is headed. The mobile travel industry has been gathering momentum for two or three years yet m Read More
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Ancillary revenue study features GDS agreements
Ancillary revenue study features GDS agreements
By Martin Cowen | September 20, 2016
The CarTrawler Ancillary Revenue Yearbook by IdeaWorks Company has been released in full and includes, for the first time, a look at each of the airline's relationships with Amadeus, Travelport and Sa Read More
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Google: time for the travel industry to see through its do-no-evil mantra
Google: time for the travel industry to see through its do-no-evil mantra
By Viewpoints | June 29, 2016
I believe that Google poses the biggest long-term threat to the profitability and growth of airlines, hoteliers and travel intermediaries that they have ever seen. Here’s why. NB: This is an opi Read More
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Airlines warned giving Google any data will ensure you're hostage to it for life
Airlines warned giving Google any data will ensure you're hostage to it for life
By Kevin May | October 12, 2015
It's almost remarkable that over five years have now passed since Google made its first significant foray into the travel industry. Google had, lest we forget, been working "within" travel for year Read More
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Mobacar nabs multi-million Euro investment from Auto Europe
Mobacar nabs multi-million Euro investment from Auto Europe
By Kevin May | September 29, 2015
A Euro 20 million valuation has been put on Ireland-based Mobacar following an investment in the company by Auto Europe and Delta Partners. The initially undisclosed funding round ("multi-million") Read More
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Ancillary revenue, or should that be merchandising? Who cares, it's on the up
Ancillary revenue, or should that be merchandising? Who cares, it's on the up
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2015
The latest airline ancillary revenue tome is out and yes, you guessed it, airlines continue to see significant gains with some reaping more than a third of total revenue from these additional services Read More
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A defining moment for measuring ancillary revenue?
A defining moment for measuring ancillary revenue?
By Martin Cowen | July 14, 2015
IdeaWorks has released a summary of its latest look at airline ancillary revenues, saying that it will change its definition to include fare families. The headline findings from 2014 come as little Read More
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Not content with hotel domination, Priceline Group now wants to push car rental services
Not content with hotel domination, Priceline Group now wants to push car rental services
By Kevin May | May 7, 2015
It was only a matter of time before the Priceline Group realised there was an opportunity to take on the B2B car rental market. The company has quietly made a move this week to challenge car rental Read More
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CarTrawler drives off with Cabforce acquisition
CarTrawler drives off with Cabforce acquisition
By Linda Fox | April 30, 2015
Car rental distribution platform CarTrawler is acquiring Cabforce with terms of the deal undisclosed. CarTrawler sold a majority stake in the company to BC Partners about a year ago and is also bac Read More
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CarTrawler drives into to a new world outside of car rental
CarTrawler drives into to a new world outside of car rental
By Kevin May | November 24, 2014
CarTrawler, the Ireland-based car rental technology provider, says it is making a big move "beyond rental" in 2015. From next year, CarTrawler's customers will be able to choose car rental products Read More
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