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VIDEO: Sabre Airline Solutions talks distribution, customization and digital airlines
By Linda Fox | October 3, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to Sabre Airline Solutions on digital airlines, data and personalization at the World Aviation Festival 2019. Read More
News | Distribution
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Impala checks in with $11M investment to scale up hotel data platform
By Kevin May | October 2, 2019
The U.K.-based company was launched in 2017 and had previously raised $1.8 million in April 2018. Read More
News | Technology
What the travel sector can learn from the demise of Thomas Cook
What the travel sector can learn from the demise of Thomas Cook
By Sooho Choi - Publicis Sapient  | September 26, 2019
Unlike the leading OTAs or the low-cost airlines whose business models necessitated digital capability to reduce cost, Thomas Cook was unable to find the omnichannel strategy that represented... Read More
Opinion | Online
Wholesale changes in distribution: Marriott and Expedia in the spotlight, Amoma in the deadpool
Wholesale changes in distribution: Marriott and Expedia in the spotlight, Amoma in the deadpool
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | September 25, 2019
Since rate disparity has a significant impact on profitability for hotels, the demise of a channel with a negative parity history is noteworthy. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Thomas Cook's digital strategy - great ideas that came too late
Thomas Cook's digital strategy - great ideas that came too late
By Kevin May | September 23, 2019
Years after when a serious strategy should have been considered, Thomas Cook finally hired its first chief digital officer in the shape of Marco Ryan. He was in the job less than 12 months. Read More
News | Online
Thomas Cook collapses after investors pull the plug on survival package
Thomas Cook collapses after investors pull the plug on survival package
By Kevin May | September 22, 2019
Plenty of factors have led to the tour operating giant's demise, including its failure, at crucial times, to grasp the complexities of IT and the wider digital world. Read More
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Paul Abbott gets top American Express GBT job as CEO Anderson steps down
Paul Abbott gets top American Express GBT job as CEO Anderson steps down
By Linda Fox | September 20, 2019
Abbott comes from a chief commercial officer role within payments at American Express and has been on the board at the business travel unit for four years. Read More
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Kudos Travel Technology and Amadeus partner to boost business travel offering
Kudos Travel Technology and Amadeus partner to boost business travel offering
By Linda Fox | August 28, 2019
The Australia-based company and Amadeus say they’re combining their technology and will bring new developments to market. Read More
News | Technology
U.S. government sues to block Farelogix sale to Sabre
U.S. government sues to block Farelogix sale to Sabre
By Kevin May | August 20, 2019
Sabre dared regulators last week to block its $360 million acquisition of Farelogix - and now the U.S. government has taken up the challenge. Read More
News | Distribution
Travel agents give thumbs-up to hiding vanity Instagram likes
Travel agents give thumbs-up to hiding vanity Instagram likes
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | August 12, 2019
Those subject to the test no longer see how many people have liked another person's post or how many have watched a video as they scroll through their Instagram feed. Read More
News | Online
To self-book or not to self-book - that is the business travel question
To self-book or not to self-book - that is the business travel question
By Mike Baker - Lola  | August 5, 2019
A study reveals that frequent business travelers feel they’re wasting time booking their own travel AND wasting time having someone else book it for them. Read More
Opinion | Online
Sabre revenues up across the business despite challenges in Europe
Sabre revenues up across the business despite challenges in Europe
By Linda Fox | August 1, 2019
The company has reported revenue gains across its three main divisions for the second quarter of 2019. Read More
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Amadeus reports double-digit revenue growth for the first half of 2019
Amadeus reports double-digit revenue growth for the first half of 2019
By Linda Fox | July 31, 2019
The Spain-based company puts growth in the IT Solutions and Distribution arms of the business down to an “expanding customer base.” Read More
News | Distribution
NDC Check, part 2: Next-gen airline distribution could be ready to fly
NDC Check, part 2: Next-gen airline distribution could be ready to fly
By Philippe Der Arslanian - Answair  | July 31, 2019
Transformation, Proven ROI and Push-and-pull are the three drivers that are fully interrelated and need to be addressed simultaneously by airlines. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
NDC check, part 1: Is next-gen airline distribution taxiing or taking off?
NDC check, part 1: Is next-gen airline distribution taxiing or taking off?
By Philippe Der Arslanian - Answair  | July 26, 2019
Despite the ineluctable NDC promise carried aggressively by the leading airlines, others seem to be adopting a wait-and-see approach. Read More
Opinion | Distribution