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.


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Japan latest country to book first NDC-hosted air ticket
By Kevin May | February 20, 2019
Tokyo-based travel agency F-ness issued the Lufthansa air ticket using a platform developed... Read More
News | Distribution
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
By Gaurav Singh - RateGain  | February 19, 2019
The industry should do more to give hoteliers a seamless end-to-end experience for them to... Read More
News | Distribution
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Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides, plots industry partnership model
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2019
Age-old guidebook-turned-digital travel content brand Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides as it looks to... Read More
News | Online
Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | February 18, 2019
Startups are mounting fresh challenges to both traditional hotels, whose forays into the home-rental... Read More
News | Distribution
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TourRadar works with Google Zoo for unusual multi-continent tour contest
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2019
TourRadar's "Tour the World" campaign, with help from Google Zoo, is intended to introduce a new... Read More
News | Distribution
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Dynamic pricing for airlines - its role in digital retail thinking
By Alan Dunne - Datalex | February 17, 2019
Dynamic pricing is often thought of as the ability to offer a product at different price points - it... Read More
Distribution
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2019
Hilton boosted its loyalty program by 14 million members in 2018 and continues to focus on direct... Read More
News | Distribution
Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?
Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?
By Sam Weston - 80 Days  | February 14, 2019
Breaking down what the recent rulings mean for the web intermediary and hotel ecosystem - and which... Read More
Opinion | Online
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2019
To help its hotel clients curate and distribute visual content, Shiji Group has acquired Ice Portal.... Read More
News | Distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
By Kevin May | February 12, 2019
Join Sabre and our industry-leading airline and agency partners as we discuss how we’re implementing... Read More
News | Distribution
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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