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.


Travelport eyeing Beyond Air as key element for the future
Travelport eyeing Beyond Air as key element for the future
By Kevin May | November 8, 2013
Almost a fifth of Travelport revenue is now coming from non-air (or "Beyond Air", as it now calls it)... Read More
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What will it take for the hospitality sector to embrace the Internet of Things?
What will it take for the hospitality sector to embrace the Internet of Things?
By Viewpoints | November 8, 2013
Perhaps geeky but hugely important - a few months ago I presented at JavaOne on building Internet of... Read More
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Startup pitch: Snapshot puts a new kind of power in the hands of hoteliers
Startup pitch: Snapshot puts a new kind of power in the hands of hoteliers
By Kevin May | November 8, 2013
Snapshot is a travel startup breaking the mould of new businesses in the sector - an industry-facing... Read More
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HomeAway opens door to APAC with majority stake in New Zealand's Bookabach
HomeAway opens door to APAC with majority stake in New Zealand's Bookabach
By Nick Vivion | November 6, 2013
HomeAway continues to expand aggressively into the worldwide vacation rental market, announcing today... Read More
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Quick, create some urgency to improve online conversion
Quick, create some urgency to improve online conversion
By Viewpoints | November 5, 2013
The tactic of using urgency to improve online conversions has not been widely picked up in the... Read More
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How does a Middle East online travel agency crack India? Musafir says it has the answer
How does a Middle East online travel agency crack India? Musafir says it has the answer
By Karthick Prabu | November 5, 2013
Musafir, Middle East-based OTA recently launched its India service with $16 million investment and... Read More
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Finding nearby events: A peek backstage at Eventseeker
Finding nearby events: A peek backstage at Eventseeker
By Viewpoints | November 4, 2013
Of course, one thing every traveler is faced with is finding things to do wherever they may be. One... Read More
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Big travel companies look to muscle in on peer-to-peer marketplaces
Big travel companies look to muscle in on peer-to-peer marketplaces
By Linda Fox | November 4, 2013
Large travel players are expected to grab a slice of peer-to-peer action as the sharing economy gains... Read More
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Chinese invasion - Qunar lists on public markets in the US today
Chinese invasion - Qunar lists on public markets in the US today
By Karthick Prabu | November 1, 2013
Qunar, China's biggest metasearch service and also the country's top travel site by traffic,... Read More
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All signs point to accommodation for Expedia
All signs point to accommodation for Expedia
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2013
The accommodation business continues to drive revenues at Expedia as the group announced its third... Read More
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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