Offline Travel Agency


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HotelBeds to axe 5% of workforce as part of "optimization" strategy
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2019
The Spain-based bedbank says it has now consolidated into one business following its acquisitions, in early 2017, of Tourico Holidays and GTA. Read More
News | Distribution
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2019
Argentina-based Despegar reports gross bookings up 26% and revenue up 19% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.    Read More
News | Distribution
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Amadeus sees growth metrics in 2019 boosted by business expansion
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2019
The travel technology giant reported a 15% increase in revenue to €4.2 billion while EBITDA climbed just over 11% to €1.8 billion in the first nine months of 2019. Read More
News | Distribution
How do you like those apples? Easy comparison shopping with new storefront
How do you like those apples? Easy comparison shopping with new storefront
By Diane Dunigan / Lindsay Rose - Sabre Travel Network  | November 6, 2019
Airlines are challenged to create and display offers in ways that are both differentiated and easy to comprehend. Travelers and travel consultants want one-stop, “apples-to-apples” comparison... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
By Linda Fox | November 4, 2019
Announcements from American Express Global Business Travel, CWT and FCM have talked up NDC - but do they really mean anything and, more importantly, what real progress is being made? Read More
News | Distribution
REPORT: The real value of the bedbank distribution model
REPORT: The real value of the bedbank distribution model
By Robert Cole - PhocusWire  | October 30, 2019
This PhocusWire/Hotelbeds report is a comprehensive overview of the bedbank sector, including details on the processes involved, history of the model, issues around rate parity and how the market might... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
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Flybook opens up tours and activities distribution via Rezdy partnership
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2019
The partnership enables tours and experiences providers using Flybook to distribute their products through thousands of online and offline agents. Read More
News | Distribution
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ATPCO makes breakthrough in rich content strategy with signing of Amadeus and Sabre
By Mitra Sorrells | October 23, 2019
ATPCO has signed agreements with Sabre and Amadeus that allow the two companies to distribute and integrate Routehappy Rich Content. Read More
News | Technology
Automating the travel industry needs an intelligent approach
Automating the travel industry needs an intelligent approach
By Maxim Sevastianov - Traveknowledgy  | October 22, 2019
Whether an online travel agency, travel management company, travel agent or indeed any business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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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
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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
News | Technology