Offline Travel Agency


Sabre posts record revenue for 2017 despite slowing growth
Sabre posts record revenue for 2017 despite slowing growth
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
Sabre saw revenues hit more than $3.5 billion during 2017, in what the company claims was a "transformational year" for the business. Read More
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Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
A year ago, just 11% of travel buyers in a survey said they believe IATA's New Distribution Capability is "a good thing" for the industry. Read More
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Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies
By Kevin May | February 13, 2018
Hotels have a high dependency on online travel agencies to distribute their inventory, with almost every other channel deemed to be low on same scale. Read More
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Routehappy gets second GDS deal as Amadeus signs
By Kevin May | February 12, 2018
Amadeus will include airline information such as amenities, cabin services and seat provision to travel agencies after inking a deal with Routehappy. Read More
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Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.    Read More
News | Startups
Amex GBT buys Hogg Robinson, tech integration at heart of £400M deal
Amex GBT buys Hogg Robinson, tech integration at heart of £400M deal
By Kevin May | February 9, 2018
Massive consolidation alert: Hogg Robinson has sold to American Express Global Business Travel in a deal in the region of £400 million. Read More
News | Technology
Booking.com leads the way as top hotel channel
Booking.com leads the way as top hotel channel
By Kevin May | February 7, 2018
Some 72 million reservations have been analysed to discover what are claimed to be top revenue-generating booking channels for hotels. Read More
News | Distribution
Bing Phocuswright digital travel marketing study
What travel marketers need to know for digital engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | February 6, 2018
Travel marketers should fine-tune digital strategies to attract new customers and reinforce loyalty among existing ones as they strive to prevail in the competitive landscape of online travel agencies,... Read More
News | Online
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The tech-led evolution of the travel agency community
By PhocusWire | February 5, 2018
The travel agency channel was once the most high-tech of industries back in the 1970s and 1980s. Read More
News | Technology
An insider's tale on hotel website conversion rates
An insider's tale on hotel website conversion rates
By Jean-Louis Boss - Fastbooking | February 2, 2018
The conversion rate of a hotel website is determined by so many factors that one shouldn’t be fooled into trying to meet an industry average. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Sabre preps new content service with lodging offerings
By Mitra Sorrells | February 2, 2018
When Sabre’s new Content Services for Lodging launches later this year it will give travel buyers access to more than 900,000 hotel properties. Read More
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Canada blockchain ID system test
Canada tests blockchain-based ID system for international travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2018
The Canadian government is designing a project between its country and the Netherlands to test a new model for airport screening and security that uses biometrics, cryptography and distributed ledger... Read More
News | Technology
Leisure and business travelers outline airline ancillary needs
Leisure and business travelers outline airline ancillary needs
By Kevin May | January 29, 2018
It might be a low price that determines whether a traveler buys a particular airfare, but there are stark differences on the ancillary front that help fuel that decision. Read More
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Airlines should consider these critical trends (or fall behind)
Airlines should consider these critical trends (or fall behind)
By Dave O'Flanaghan - Boxever | January 25, 2018
We are witnessing a "coming of age" for airlines and their associated approaches to MarTech. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Investigation: How airlines gain an edge through pricing (Part Two)
Investigation: How airlines gain an edge through pricing (Part Two)
By Riccardo Boin and others - McKinsey | January 24, 2018
Taking attribute-level customization and applying it across all revenue categories to create a smarter RM model will enable airlines to create a potentially infinite number of price points. Read More
Opinion | Distribution