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.


TripAdvisor says no plans to become an OTA, happy to remain booking facilitator
TripAdvisor says no plans to become an OTA, happy to remain booking facilitator
By Karthick Prabu | October 24, 2013
TripAdvisor has moved quickly to reassure quite possibly the entire hospitality sector and world of... Read More
News | Technology
Low cost carriers pose a challenge for Asia's online agents
Low cost carriers pose a challenge for Asia's online agents
By Karthick Prabu | October 23, 2013
To study the impact of low cost carriers on (online) travel agents, Abacus surveyed agents in Asia who... Read More
News | Distribution
Time for a deep dive into Big Data, customer analytics and loyalty marketing in travel
Time for a deep dive into Big Data, customer analytics and loyalty marketing in travel
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2013
Travel execs are committed to improving the end-to-end customer experience while optimizing customer... Read More
News | Distribution
Wotif preps its travel marketing push in Asia
Wotif preps its travel marketing push in Asia
By Sean O'Neil | October 23, 2013
Online travel agency Wotif has revealed its plans for a fresh expansion for sales of all types of... Read More
News | Distribution
Travelzoo lunges toward new hotel booking and search models
Travelzoo lunges toward new hotel booking and search models
By Sean O'Neil | October 23, 2013
It's not easy to replace the wings and engine of an airplane while it's still flying at 35,000 feet.... Read More
News | Distribution
Same-day and opaque the future as hoteliers get choosy with distribution?
Same-day and opaque the future as hoteliers get choosy with distribution?
By Linda Fox | October 22, 2013
Perhaps stating what has become increasingly obvious, Hotwire has released research on how concerned... Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia to add HomeAway vacation rentals to its travel search results
Expedia to add HomeAway vacation rentals to its travel search results
By Sean O'Neil | October 22, 2013
North American online travel agent Expedia says that it will test adding HomeAway vacation rentals to... Read More
News | Distribution
MasterCard targets TMCs with Travel Controller's virtual card tech
MasterCard targets TMCs with Travel Controller's virtual card tech
By Sean O'Neil | October 21, 2013
Giant payment network MasterCard said today that it is piloting its own virtual card number technology... Read More
News | Distribution
70,000 signatures for Save Airbnb in New York City petition
70,000 signatures for Save Airbnb in New York City petition
By Sean O'Neil | October 21, 2013
On October 11, Airbnb, an Internet marketplace that helps people rent rooms, received a handy... Read More
News | Distribution
Amadeus says IATA plan to modernize distribution is no panacea
Amadeus says IATA plan to modernize distribution is no panacea
By Viewpoints | October 21, 2013
The New Distribution Capability (NDC) is an additional treatment, but not a panacea, to modernize... Read More
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