Reservation Systems


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
News | Distribution
Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2018
When Microsoft announced in November 2016 that it was working with Australia-based online travel agency Webjet to build a blockchain proof-of-concept solution, the term “blockchain” was still relatively... Read More
News | Technology
outdoorsy rv marketplace funds
Peer-to-peer RV marketplace Outdoorsy drives away with $25M
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2018
Outdoorsy, a sharing economy startup connecting owners of recreational vehicles with interested renters, has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Read More
News | Startups
routehappy-amadeus
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
News | Distribution
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
In The Big Chair - Robert Albert of Routehappy
In The Big Chair - Robert Albert of Routehappy
By Jill Menze | February 7, 2018
The travel industry veteran of more than ten-plus years will continue to lead Routehappy as a strategic business unit as part of its ATPCO acquisition.  Read More
Interview | Distribution
Online travel agency fightback: Tactics to lure direct bookings
Online travel agency fightback: Tactics to lure direct bookings
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | February 6, 2018
As the travel planning journey continues to become increasingly more complex, hoteliers need to be looking for more impactful ways to engage and retain their best potential guests. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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
Airbnb CFO out new COO named
Airbnb IPO ruled out for 2018, CFO departs
By Jill Menze | February 1, 2018
Just days after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky outlined the company’s plans toward moving into the next century, it was announced that Laurence Tosi is stepping down from his position as chief financial... Read More
News | Technology
ATPCO buys content tech Routehappy to expand airline services
ATPCO buys content tech Routehappy to expand airline services
By Jill Menze | February 1, 2018
As it assesses its future in the distribution landscape, ATPCO has acquired Routehappy to boost its rich content offerings. Read More
News | Distribution
Ryanair, Toncheng-Elong, TripIt and more news briefs today...
Ryanair, Toncheng-Elong, TripIt and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | January 30, 2018
Ryanair announces credit program… Toncheng-Elong adds wallet features… TripIt shares airport wait times… Choice Hotels debuts global reservation system… BCD Travel extends Amadeus partnership… Read More
Notated News | Technology
Airbnb funnels $5M into Experiences arm
Airbnb funnels $5M into Experiences arm
By Jill Menze | January 30, 2018
Airbnb is boosting its resources behind the company’s Experiences platform to the tune of $5 million. Read More
News | Online
expedia tours attractions business
Expedia plots new push on attractions without "same old playbook"
By Jill Menze | January 29, 2018
“We’re at a precipice for change,” Expedia Local Expert vice president Jen O’Twomney observes about the current state of the tours and attractions market. Read More
News | Online
Roommatik facial recognition hotel kiosk
Roommatik tests facial recognition to streamline hotel check-in
By Mitra Sorrells | January 26, 2018
Facial recognition technology is going mainstream - Apple added it to its iPhone X, MasterCard is using it to verify mobile payments, conferences are adopting it to expedite registration and travel... Read More
News | Technology
airbnb next 100 years
Airbnb CEO outlines plans for "22nd-century company"
By Jill Menze | January 25, 2018
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky today penned an open letter outlining his vision for the company’s next 100 years and announced American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault is joining the board of... Read More
News | Technology