Distribution


TripActions United NDC integration
TripActions launches NDC platform in partnership with United Airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2019
The business travel platform is launching an end-to-end flight shopping and booking experience integrated with IATA’s NDC industry standard. Read More
News | Distribution
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TravelSky adds Routehappy passenger content via latest deal with ATPCO
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2019
The deal covers the Routehappy content as well as other ATPCO retailing solutions including the Next Generation Storefront standards that are currently being developed. Read More
News | Distribution
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VIDEO: Teenage years still to come for NDC, patience required
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2019
New Distribution Capability (NDC) has broadly been accepted as a positive step in bringing value, and eventually greater efficiency, to the airline distribution chain. But, it’s not an overnight... Read More
News | Distribution
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
By Kevin May | June 11, 2019
The South Korea-based hotel booking website has now secured a total of $242 million in funding after landing the latest Series D round. Read More
News | Online
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
What happens to rate parity when Airbnb is an online travel agency?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | June 11, 2019
As lines blur between platform and provider, there are some real questions around rate parity and price competitiveness in this brave new world. Read More
Opinion | Online
IATA-GDS-NDC
Amadeus hits back at IATA over claims of "anticompetitive conduct"
By Linda Fox | June 10, 2019
Amadeus says IATA has created the current situation of adoption of the NDC standard “difficult and costly for the whole industry.”  Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Booking.com on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
VIDEO: Booking.com on its buy or partner strategy for experiences
By Kevin May | June 10, 2019
Booking.com's semi-official entry into the tours and activities sector was notable for many things - not least why did it take so long. Read More
News | Online
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Aviation innovation: Insider perspectives on where the industry goes next
By Voyager HQ  | June 10, 2019
Voyager HQ asked individual table moderators from this year’s summit to share some of the most compelling conversations and useful tidbits from their tables and from the day as a whole. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Payments month part 2 fraud
Travel payments, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2019
For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine learning can help to solve them. Read More
News | Online
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Marketing might be the answer for corporate travel booking tool adoption
By Linda Fox | June 7, 2019
Challenges remain for corporate booking tools, which are having to evolve fast to keep up. Read More
News | Technology
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
By Kevin May | June 7, 2019
Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to a business that processes over $1 billion in bookings annually, made by tour and... Read More
Interview | Technology
Nordic Choice on Google Amazon using blockchain
Will Google and Amazon embrace a blockchain travel marketplace?
By Mitra Sorrells | June 7, 2019
Nordic Choice Hotels’ director of future business, Christian Lundén, says blockchain has the potential to disrupt travel distribution by stimulating activity from both startups and large tech players... Read More
News | Technology
Alipay partners with Splyt to bring ride-hailing to Chinese tourists
Alipay partners with Splyt to bring ride-hailing to Chinese tourists
By Jill Menze | June 5, 2019
The integration will allow Chinese tourists to hail taxis from local transportation providers through Alipay, eliminating the need to download a new app while traveling overseas. Read More
News | Technology
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
OYO talks up hospitality chain growth as it expands distribution strategy
By Kevin May | June 4, 2019
OYO Rooms now has distribution deals in place with every major online travel agency around the world. Read More
News | Distribution
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Rethinking hotel distribution with attribute-based selling
By Simone Puorto - Simone Puorto Consulting  | June 4, 2019
How the development of systems to offer room attributes might impact distribution. Read More
Opinion | Distribution