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 sells GTA business to Kuoni for $720 million
Travelport sells GTA business to Kuoni for $720 million
By Kevin May | March 6, 2011
Travelport is to offload its hotel and ground travel services business GTA to long haul tour operator... Read More
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Why the activity segment is an iceberg of Titanic dimensions
Why the activity segment is an iceberg of Titanic dimensions
By Stephen Joyce | February 18, 2011
A big bright spotlight has just been pointed at, until now, a largely ignored segment of the travel... Read More
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Hotel Tonight claims to be fastest hotel booking service
Hotel Tonight claims to be fastest hotel booking service
By Dennis Schaal | December 21, 2010
Hotel Tonight may or may not be for lovers considering one-night stands, but the startup, which only... Read More
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SNCF sees bright future in metasearch with Liligo acquisition
SNCF sees bright future in metasearch with Liligo acquisition
By Viewpoints | September 23, 2010
French rail operator SNCF announced the acquisition of travel metasearch site Liligo this week, a deal... Read More
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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
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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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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