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Going beyond NDC: Answers to your questions
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
We caught up with the three panelists from a recent webinar to answer some of the top audience questions that we didn’t have time to address live at the event. Read More
News | Distribution
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
OYO strikes first bedbank deal, Hotelbeds gives it 60,000 buying outlets
By Kevin May | April 15, 2019
Hotelbeds has become the first third-party bedbank to sign a distribution deal with India-based OYO Rooms. Read More
News | Distribution
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Middle East, part 1: How a young, digital-savvy population is impacting travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 8, 2019
In part one in our series on the Middle East, we look at how the region's young and connected consumers are changing the travel landscape. Read More
News | Online
Accor Al Tayyar Travel Group distribution partnership
Accor boosts Middle East distribution with Al Tayyar partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2019
Accor will provide Saudi Arabia-based Al Tayyar Travel Group direct access to real-time rates and availability for its portfolio of 4,800 hotels and resorts in 100 countries worldwide.    Read More
News | Distribution
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The wake-up call in security that travel brands need to listen to
By Linda Fox | April 1, 2019
Security breaches in travel are rising - IBM gives some indication as to the reasons why and how much it can cost. Read More
News | Technology
Dear, airlines - are you new distribution compatible?
Dear, airlines - are you new distribution compatible?
By Ian Heywood - Travelport  | April 1, 2019
The 16.1 standard for NDC will only get you so far. You can just about book an airline seat with it. But not much else. So it is not much use to anybody.  Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Why hoteliers should jump on the personalization bandwagon
Why hoteliers should jump on the personalization bandwagon
By Diane Merlino  | March 27, 2019
While technology plays a critical role on the facilitation side, the primary push for personalization in the travel industry is coming directly from consumers. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
The digital transformation of group business travel - are you ready?
The digital transformation of group business travel - are you ready?
By Diane Merlino  | March 20, 2019
Consumers expect online offers and recommendations that are tailored to their individual preferences. And that reality has influenced meeting planner expectations. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Changes in consumer booking patterns reshape distribution strategies for hoteliers
Changes in consumer booking patterns reshape distribution strategies for hoteliers
By Diane Merlino  | March 18, 2019
As hoteliers grapple with implementing diverse distribution strategies, emerging trends around channel development and how consumers interact with direct and indirect channels are adding new dimensions... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Flight Centre chatbot investments
Flight Centre steps up investments in AI-powered chatbot solutions
By Mitra Sorrells | March 13, 2019
Flight Centre Travel Group has acquired travel chatbot Sam and has increased its investment in 30SecondsToFly. Read More
News | Technology
Travel intermediaries must figure out how to automate better
Travel intermediaries must figure out how to automate better
By Maxim Sevastianov - Traveknowledgy  | March 7, 2019
Travel agencies and OTAs are required to automate in order to offer their clients with personalized services and enjoy a competitive advantage. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Amadeus reports growth across distribution and IT solutions units in 2018
Amadeus reports growth across distribution and IT solutions units in 2018
By Linda Fox | February 28, 2019
Amadeus sees revenue growth across businesses in 2018, hitting almost €5 billion total for the full year in 2018. Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre brings a dose of reality to artificial intelligence
Sabre brings a dose of reality to artificial intelligence
By Linda Fox | February 27, 2019
Sabre's chief scientist says AI can solve very specific problems but is at its very early stages. Read More
News | Technology
Travelport posts final full-year results ahead of sale to private equity
Travelport posts final full-year results ahead of sale to private equity
By Kevin May | February 22, 2019
Travelport passed the $2.5 billion annual revenue mark for the first time in its history during 2018. But it will soon head back to the land of private equity ownership. Read More
News | Distribution
Seamless and secure cross-border travel - the tech is here, collaboration needed next
Seamless and secure cross-border travel - the tech is here, collaboration needed next
By Liselotte de Maar and Rajeev Kaul - Accenture  | February 22, 2019
Using biometrics and cryptography, KTDI enables the creation of unique, verifiable and secure digital identities for travelers that will provide them with nearly hassle-free travel. Now it needs... Read More
Opinion | Technology