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.


TLabs Showcase - Hipmunk
TLabs Showcase - Hipmunk
By Kevin May | August 18, 2010
TLabs Showcase focus on startups featuring US-based flight metasearch provider Hipmunk, created by the... Read More
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TLabs Showcase - SilverRail
TLabs Showcase - SilverRail
By Kevin May | July 27, 2010
TLabs Showcase focus on startups featuring UK-based rail booking technology provider SilverRail.... Read More
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TLabs Showcase - iNNtelligenz
TLabs Showcase - iNNtelligenz
By Kevin May | July 16, 2010
TLabs Showcase focus on startups featuring UK-based iNNtelligenz.... Read More
News | Distribution
Priceline acquires car-rental firm TravelJigsaw as part of expansion drive
Priceline acquires car-rental firm TravelJigsaw as part of expansion drive
By Dennis Schaal | May 18, 2010
Priceline picked up another piece of the puzzle -- TravelJigsaw -- in its international expansion... Read More
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Kayak buys German travel search site Swoodoo
Kayak buys German travel search site Swoodoo
By Kevin May | May 6, 2010
Kayak has made its first major acquisition in two and a half years by snapping up German metasearch... Read More
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Are Tom Klein of Sabre and Gordon Wilson of Travelport birds of a feather?
Are Tom Klein of Sabre and Gordon Wilson of Travelport birds of a feather?
By Dennis Schaal | January 21, 2010
Tom Klein - heir apparent? Sabre Holdings announced today that Klein, who had been executive vice... Read More
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Ryanair in shock move as it agrees fares deal with Kayak
Ryanair in shock move as it agrees fares deal with Kayak
By Kevin May | January 20, 2010
A year is a long time in travel as well as politics - especially for Ryanair which has agreed today to... Read More
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Would Travelport IPO deliver Orbitz to Expedia?
Would Travelport IPO deliver Orbitz to Expedia?
By Dennis Schaal | December 18, 2009
A fresh report from Bloomberg that Travelport is plannning a $3.2 billion public offering in the U.K.... Read More
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TripAdvisor to add direct business listings for hotels globally
TripAdvisor to add direct business listings for hotels globally
By Dennis Schaal | November 17, 2009
Many hotels on TripAdvisor have long felt ripped off because reviews of their properties make... Read More
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Is it possible to crowdsource the airline industry?
Is it possible to crowdsource the airline industry?
By Viewpoints | October 26, 2009
The airline industry is in tailspin, hoping for a recovery some time maybe next year. It will take... Read More
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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
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
February 28, 2019
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
Hoteliers who want to gain and hold a competitive edge in today’s fragmented marketplace need to... Read More