Offline Travel Agency


VIDEO: Airline distribution at a tipping point
VIDEO: Airline distribution at a tipping point
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2018
Lufthansa created a huge stir in the airline industry three years ago when it introduced a surcharge for all bookings made via the global distribution systems. Read More
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Coming soon to your hotel: The integrated revenue generation team
Coming soon to your hotel: The integrated revenue generation team
By Max Starkov, HEBS Digital & Scott Dahl, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausann | May 31, 2018
The hospitality industry is enjoying its longest expansion and healthiest growth in decades, yet there are some troubling trends beginning to surface that threaten profitability and overall performance. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Qantas goes big on NDC-led distribution platform
Qantas goes big on NDC-led distribution platform
By Kevin May | May 29, 2018
Qantas is waving a big NDC flag this week after launching a new technology service built on the new distribution standards created by IATA. Read More
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Ctrip takes revenue boost from Chinese outbound travelers
Ctrip takes revenue boost from Chinese outbound travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | May 23, 2018
Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency, posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2018.   Read More
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Technology is driving "tidal wave of change" for booming travel industry
By Mitra Sorrells | May 15, 2018
The combination of strong economies around the world and rapid developments in technology are causing significant, fundamental changes in the business of travel.   Read More
News | Technology
Travelport NDC benefits
Travelport touts opportunities, challenges of NDC
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2018
As the industry moves ahead with implementation of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC), Travelport’s global head of product and marketing for air commerce is optimistic the new data transmission... Read More
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Microsoft’s manifesto on corporate travel – a not so fast revolution
Microsoft’s manifesto on corporate travel – a not so fast revolution
By Bill Carroll - Phocuswright | May 8, 2018
In 1848, German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto to recognize the struggles of class in societies as they related to capitalism. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Amadeus Q1 2018 earnings
Amadeus revenue up on growth in distribution and IT solutions
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2018
Amadeus brought in €1.23 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2018 – up 3.1% over the same period a year earlier. Read More
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Travelport up in revenue but Flight Centre exit hits other metrics
Travelport up in revenue but Flight Centre exit hits other metrics
By Kevin May | May 3, 2018
Travelport saw its revenues increase to $678 million in the first quarter of 2018 but the loss of its large Flight Centre account has hit profits to the tune of 9%. Read More
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Sabre hits nearly $1 billion in revenue for Q1 2018
Sabre hits nearly $1 billion in revenue for Q1 2018
By Kevin May | May 1, 2018
Sabre found itself with an 8% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2018, giving it almost $1 billion for a three-month period for the first since it went public in 2014. Read More
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Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
By Jill Menze | April 12, 2018
While airlines are still adjusting their attitudes toward IATA’s New Distribution Capability, Sabre has changed its tune about how the communication standard will present new opportunities around... Read More
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VIDEO: Business travel, supplier technology and customer ownership
VIDEO: Business travel, supplier technology and customer ownership
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
There is an ongoing discussion around the idea that suppliers are gaining more control of the customer as they often have the ability to handle the tech interface. Read More
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30SecondsToFly chatbot pivot TMC
Travel chatbot service shifts focus to travel management companies
By Mitra Sorrells | April 4, 2018
30SecondsToFly, maker of the “Claire” chatbot, has pivoted its business strategy. Rather than marketing the product to small- and mid-size businesses, the company is now concentrating on serving travel... Read More
News | Technology
Hotelbeds offloads destinations services to TUI for €110M
Hotelbeds offloads destinations services to TUI for €110M
By Kevin May | March 28, 2018
Hotelbeds has ended its interest in providing incoming services to travel agencies by selling its Destination Management division to TUI for €110 million. Read More
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Amadeus to design NDC platform with agency friends
By Kevin May | March 27, 2018
Amadeus has enlisted the help of Flight Centre to assist with the design and implementation of a new NDC-enabled platform for travel agencies. Read More
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