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.


Behind the scenes, Booking.com is quietly powering hotel search for a trio of major European agencies
Behind the scenes, Booking.com is quietly powering hotel search for a trio of major European agencies
By Kevin May | August 27, 2013
With all the coverage and analysis of the Expedia-Travelocity deal last week, another major... Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia agrees to power Travelocity websites in US and Canada
Expedia agrees to power Travelocity websites in US and Canada
By Kevin May | August 22, 2013
Big news in online travel agency land as two of the industry's giants sign a "strategic marketing... Read More
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Dark days for online travel agencies
Dark days for online travel agencies
By Evan Konwiser | August 13, 2013
Here are three things OTAs can do to stay relevant, according to Evan Konwiser.... Read More
News | Distribution
Why Sabre's TripCase pivot may be strategic and lucrative in the long term
Why Sabre's TripCase pivot may be strategic and lucrative in the long term
By Sean O'Neil | August 2, 2013
TripCase used to be primarily a B2C play but Sabre wants to make it a B2B/B2C play. But can the app... Read More
News | Technology
Online managed travel is booming in Europe
Online managed travel is booming in Europe
By Sean O'Neil | July 10, 2013
In 2014, mega agencies will book 41 billion euro in managed travel through online channels -- a 29%... Read More
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Is travel at a do or die moment in big data?
Is travel at a do or die moment in big data?
By Linda Fox | June 26, 2013
While there might already be fatigue at the overuse of the term 'big data' now is the time to act if... Read More
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Introducing the largest travel metasearch engine in the world: Google
Introducing the largest travel metasearch engine in the world: Google
By Alex Kremer | June 10, 2013
Did you notice? Google recently indicated exactly what it is aiming to ultimately become in the travel... Read More
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Thomas Cook axes real agents but taps Triporati for discovery and online tips
Thomas Cook axes real agents but taps Triporati for discovery and online tips
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2013
Just days after First Choice released its 'Happiness Included' online service, Thomas Cook gives us... Read More
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Emirates becomes latest airline to tee up activities and inspiration as part of trip search
Emirates becomes latest airline to tee up activities and inspiration as part of trip search
By Kevin May | April 23, 2013
Over three years on from Lufthansa and two years after British Airways, Emirates is trying to change... Read More
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Applying some Googlezon magic dust to airline retailing
Applying some Googlezon magic dust to airline retailing
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2013
Gather a bunch of airline bosses in a room and ask them what they want from technology – the answer... Read More
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Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
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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
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