Distribution


Travel distribution comes in a myriad of shapes and sizes, with a dizzying array of processes to match  - but at its most basic level, it is the mechanism to connect suppliers of travel products to their end-users.

In every aspect of the industry, developments in technology, changing consumer shopping habits and new players constantly entering the market have caused distribution to go through significant levels of transformation.


Kudos Travel Technology and Amadeus partner to boost business travel offering
Kudos Travel Technology and Amadeus partner to boost business travel offering
By Linda Fox | August 28, 2019
The Australia-based company and Amadeus say they’re combining their technology and will bring new... Read More
News | Technology
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Are you really doing data-driven marketing or do you just think you are?
By Volkan Çağsal - Adphorus  | August 28, 2019
By definition, data-driven marketing is the strategy of gathering and analyzing audience insights for... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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LuggageHero buys bag-storage competitor Knock Knock City
By Jill Menze | August 26, 2019
The short-term luggage storage market is consolidating, with LuggageHero - one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25... Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia Group fully acquires CanadaStays to boost vacation rental presence up north
Expedia Group fully acquires CanadaStays to boost vacation rental presence up north
By Jill Menze | August 22, 2019
CanadaStays, with which Expedia Group has had a strategic partnership since 2015, will be integrated... Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
By Linda Fox | August 22, 2019
Clear Chain Travel is bringing blockchain principles and AI-driven robotic processes to the groups and... Read More
Interview | Startups
U.S. government sues to block Farelogix sale to Sabre
U.S. government sues to block Farelogix sale to Sabre
By Kevin May | August 20, 2019
Sabre dared regulators last week to block its $360 million acquisition of Farelogix - and now the U.S.... Read More
News | Distribution
TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
TUI is not ruling out further acquisitions in the tours and activities space as it looks to grow its... Read More
News | Distribution
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Sabre pushes to close Farelogix acquisition, awaits potential D.O.J. block
By Linda Fox | August 15, 2019
Sabre says it intends to close its acquisition of Farelogix by August 21 but will extend the agreement... Read More
News | Distribution
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
Careful what you wish for: Attribute-based selling isn't all it's cracked up to be
By Tim Peter - Tim Peter, Associates, & Tim Peter - Tim Peter & Associates | August 15, 2019
It doesn't seem that guests really need attribute-based selling, and it's unrealistic to assume that... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More