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.


PointsHound gets seed funding to take hotel booking and loyalty miles model forward
PointsHound gets seed funding to take hotel booking and loyalty miles model forward
By Linda Fox | March 20, 2013
PointsHound, a hotel booking service enabling guests to collect points from the airline loyalty scheme... Read More
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Concur continues spending spree, acquires ConTgo for location-based services
Concur continues spending spree, acquires ConTgo for location-based services
By Linda Fox | March 11, 2013
Concur has acquired mobile specialist ConTgo with terms of the deal undisclosed... Read More
News | Technology
European rail should be a big opportunity - but what needs to happen?
European rail should be a big opportunity - but what needs to happen?
By Linda Fox | February 25, 2013
There's a deja vu moment in the latest study from Amadeus on the growth of European rail between now... Read More
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Closing in on the perfect trip - soothing the nightmare or pipe dream
Closing in on the perfect trip - soothing the nightmare or pipe dream
By Linda Fox | February 7, 2013
When Concur unveiled the extension of ground transportation via GroundScope to Europe this week... Read More
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Middle East hotel prices - February to April 2013
Middle East hotel prices - February to April 2013
By PhocusWire | January 31, 2013
Data trends on cheapest hotel rates as well as median rate for three months of three, four and five... Read More
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Not dead yet: Why the old school travel agent isn't going anywhere
Not dead yet: Why the old school travel agent isn't going anywhere
By Viewpoints | January 31, 2013
Well-designed, angel-funded websites are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, each clamoring... Read More
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$50k bounty in latest round the world travel blogging competition
$50k bounty in latest round the world travel blogging competition
By Linda Fox | January 28, 2013
Online travel guide My Destination is taking the go big or go home approach with its competition... Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor tests hotel metasearch service - now the fun really begins
TripAdvisor tests hotel metasearch service - now the fun really begins
By Kevin May | January 15, 2013
User review giant TripAdvisor is finally doing what pretty much everyone involved in the hotel sector... Read More
News | Distribution
Kayak-Priceline deal validates evolution of meta model, but Skyscanner rules out immediate IPO
Kayak-Priceline deal validates evolution of meta model, but Skyscanner rules out immediate IPO
By Kevin May | January 9, 2013
Two years is an awfully long time in travel technology, especially considering how quickly the... Read More
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Brian Chesky of Airbnb explains new consumption model, answers critics, takes a bow
Brian Chesky of Airbnb explains new consumption model, answers critics, takes a bow
By Kevin May | November 16, 2012
Airbnb polarises opinion - on the one hand it's the tech disrupter many want to emulate, growing fast... 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
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
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Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
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