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A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Retailing and ancillaries
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Retailing and ancillaries
By Kevin May | December 31, 2018
To explore what lies ahead for retailing and ancillaries in relation to travel next year, we asked a company at the sharp end of it all to share some ideas. Read More
News | Distribution
Nezasa lands $2.5M round to expand TripBuilder agent tech
Nezasa lands $2.5M round to expand TripBuilder agent tech
By Kevin May | December 24, 2018
Swiss startup Nezasa has secured a $2.5 million funding round in a package led by SVC For Risk Capital. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Farelogix on being acquired by Sabre and taking NDC forward
VIDEO: Farelogix on being acquired by Sabre and taking NDC forward
By Kevin May | December 19, 2018
By his own admission, Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson knows that the agreement to sell the business to Sabre caused a few laughs and raised many eyebrows. Read More
News | Distribution
Analysts watch cautiously as Travelport heads back to private equity
Analysts watch cautiously as Travelport heads back to private equity
By Kevin May | December 18, 2018
Travelport's decision to come off the public financial markets via a sale to private equity has drawn a lukewarm reaction to its long-term future. Read More
News | Distribution
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Travel guide book publisher Rough Guides has announced a move into "travel booking". Read More
News | Online
Travelport sold back to private equity for $4.4B
Travelport sold back to private equity for $4.4B
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Travelport will end just over four years on the public markets and be taken into private equity hands once more, following a $4.4 billion takeover by Elliott Management Corporation. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: ARC on a future for airline distribution
VIDEO: ARC on a future for airline distribution
ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation) has powered settlement services for airlines, travel agencies and the travel departments of businesses for over 30 years. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Vivere.travel transforms your vacation vision into reality. A personalized, interest-based, visual travel guide. Read More
Interview | Startups
Skylark - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
Skylark - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 4, 2018
What's the future of luxury travel? It's what we all want: convenience, transparency, value, service - and amazing vacations. Read More
Interview | Startups
Study indicates move away from direct booking among business travelers
Study indicates move away from direct booking among business travelers
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2018
Business travelers in Europe are moving away from direct booking channels, according to new research. Read More
News | Technology
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
The second our podcasts recorded during The Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles is now available. Read More
News | Online
Regulator launches antitrust probe into Sabre and Amadeus over air distribution contracts
Regulator launches antitrust probe into Sabre and Amadeus over air distribution contracts
By Kevin May | November 23, 2018
The European Commission has unveiled a formal investigation into agreements between airlines and two of the air industry's global distribution systems. Read More
News | Distribution
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Seamless order servicing in an NDC world
By Vanessa Gonzalez, JP Olmos and Ashley Schneider - Sabre | November 19, 2018
An offer is only as good as the experience you deliver. Imagine purchasing a recommended product on Amazon, expecting to receive it in two days, only to find out the package was lost in the mail. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Sabre to acquire Farelogix in $360M deal, touts benefits to entire industry
Sabre to acquire Farelogix in $360M deal, touts benefits to entire industry
By Linda Fox | November 14, 2018
Sabre acquires Farelogix to accelerate its next-gen distribution strategy, with claims that the NDC champion is due to bring in $40 million in revenue on an annual basis. Read More
News | Distribution
Hotelmize unlocks $3.8M in funding, plans local offices
Hotelmize unlocks $3.8M in funding, plans local offices
By Linda Fox | November 9, 2018
Hotelmize, a startup that optimizes profit for bed banks, wholesalers and travel agents, has raised $3.8 million in Series A funding. Read More
News | Technology