Posted January 31, 2017

Incoming CEO: ATPCO Modernizing To Keep Pace With Airline Distribution

As he becomes CEO of fare-filing giant ATPCO this week, Rolf Purzer says airline distribution is changing rapidly, and ATPCO must change with it. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted November 29, 2016

HRG Eyes More Hands-On Role In Distribution, Teases 'New Service Model'

During Hogg Robinson Group's half-year conference call for investors today, chief executive David Radcliffe identified a "major opportunity out there at the moment," and that is HRG's role in distribution. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 12, 2016

NDC Gains Operational Steam With Buy-In From BA, Emirates And Others

After years of theorizing, arguing, piloting and "will-it-or-won’t-it-happen?" speculation, the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability is gaining some ground as an operational reality. This month, IATA reported that 15 airlines have deployed at least part of the industry standard it published in September 2015. IATA also claimed that 20 of the world's top 25 airline groups have deployed or plan to deploy NDC. The progress prompted program director Yanik Hoyles to declare, "NDC is now mainstream." Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted June 2, 2015

Lufthansa Adds GDS Fees, Builds Booking Portals In Distribution Shake-Up

Lufthansa Group announced a radical shake-up of its distribution strategy, including a €16 fee for all bookings accepted through global distribution systems beginning Sept. 1. However, corporate customers will be able to book negotiated fares via Lufthansa’s website without incurring the fee, while travel agents can avoid the fee if they book via the group’s online portal. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted April 4, 2013

The Five Stages Of Accepting Innovation

Just like when we were 8 and our goldfish died, most of us will, at some point, go through the 5 Stages of Grief. It’s a tough process, but once we manage our way through it, we end up being at peace ... Read More »
Posted by: Jim Davidson | More by Jim Davidson
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