Reservation Systems


Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | June 14, 2018
A recent article on the Nasdaq website claims blockchain‐based platforms “offer promising solutions” to particular areas of difficulty in the hospitality industry, including blockchain‐based hotel... Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Airline distribution at a tipping point
VIDEO: Airline distribution at a tipping point
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2018
Lufthansa created a huge stir in the airline industry three years ago when it introduced a surcharge for all bookings made via the global distribution systems. Read More
News | Distribution
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Booklyng
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Booklyng
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2018
Francesco Canzoniere, CEO of Booklyng, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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VIDEO: Activities web agencies on a hot 2018 for the sector
By PhocusWire | May 29, 2018
This year has been a fascinating one for a sector that, pre-April, was already billed as one of the most interesting in the industry. Read More
News | Online
Ctrip takes revenue boost from Chinese outbound travelers
Ctrip takes revenue boost from Chinese outbound travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | May 23, 2018
Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency, posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2018.   Read More
News | Distribution
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Lufthansa claims Travix deal is NDC vision in reality
By Kevin May | May 21, 2018
German airline group Lufthansa is touting a new partnership with Travix to showcase its distribution strategy within the wider framework of what NDC can achieve. Read More
News | Distribution
TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow Experiences
TripAdvisor wants to utilize massive user base to grow Experiences
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
TripAdvisor has high hopes for its Experiences division, claiming that there is plenty of room for growth as more suppliers shift online. Read More
News | Online
Amadeus Q1 2018 earnings
Amadeus revenue up on growth in distribution and IT solutions
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2018
Amadeus brought in €1.23 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2018 – up 3.1% over the same period a year earlier. Read More
News | Distribution
TripAdvisor extends animal welfare policy, critics say "falls short"
TripAdvisor extends animal welfare policy, critics say "falls short"
By Kevin May | May 2, 2018
Campaigners for animal rights have welcomed a shift in strategy at TripAdvisor for selling tickets to animal-based attractions - but say the brand should go further. Read More
News | Online
Sabre hits nearly $1 billion in revenue for Q1 2018
Sabre hits nearly $1 billion in revenue for Q1 2018
By Kevin May | May 1, 2018
Sabre found itself with an 8% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2018, giving it almost $1 billion for a three-month period for the first since it went public in 2014. Read More
News | Distribution
HomeAway tips wider shift from guest fees, admits brand complexity with VRBO
HomeAway tips wider shift from guest fees, admits brand complexity with VRBO
By Kevin May | April 27, 2018
The fee structure in vacation rentals is likely to shift more towards to suppliers rather than guests over time, Expedia Group predicts. Read More
News | Online
Amex GBT ground transport platform
Amex GBT launches multichannel ground transportation platform
By Mitra Sorrells | April 26, 2018
American Express Global Business Travel has created a platform to enable travel managers to compare rates and book transportation from more than 750 ground operators in 2,000 cities around the world. Read More
News | Online
Rocketrip scoops $15M from Google Ventures to expand business travel platform
Rocketrip scoops $15M from Google Ventures to expand business travel platform
By Kevin May | April 25, 2018
Google Ventures has led a $15 million investment in Rocketrip, the tool that gives employees rewards if they "travel smart". Read More
News | Technology
Eurostar goes it alone with web hotel platform after years with Expedia
Eurostar goes it alone with web hotel platform after years with Expedia
By Kevin May | April 25, 2018
Eurostar's long-standing partnership with Expedia has come to an end, with the train operator launching its own packaging platform for hotels and rail tickets. Read More
News | Online
Booking.com will find it just as hard in activities as everyone else
Booking.com will find it just as hard in activities as everyone else
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | April 24, 2018
Last week saw back-to-back acquisitions of two leading reservation systems in the tours and activities sector– FareHarbor in the U.S. by Booking Holdings and Iceland’s Bokun by TripAdvisor. Read More
Opinion | Distribution