Posted March 28, 2012

Travelport Claims U.S. Share Gains

Travelport said its U.S. global distribution system market share has reached its highest level since 2008, just after Expedia began drawing down its business activity with the Worldspan GDS. Company executives spent considerable time last week talking about market share as they released December quarter and 2011 financial results. Read More »
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Posted March 27, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate To Release Reaccommodate And Reprotect App

Travel Leaders Corporate expects within two weeks to launch a smartphone app allowing travelers to easily choose options when flights are canceled or connections missed. It will be available in the Apple, Android and BlackBerry stores. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted March 22, 2012

Travelport: Incentive Growth Slowing

There are other factors, but for all intents and purposes global distribution system profitability comes down to the difference between what airlines pay GDSs for segments booked and what GDSs pay travel agencies to book them. Read More »
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Posted March 21, 2012

Standards Bodies Offer IATA Support, Critiques

Distribution standards-making bodies OpenTravel Alliance and Open Axis Group confirmed they would support the International Air Transport Association's effort to set by year-end new standards for airline distribution. But officials with those organizations showed more than a shred of skepticism. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer with reporting by Jay Campbell | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted March 16, 2012

IATA Readies Distribution Standards

The International Air Transport Association plans to reveal this year industry standards and a new workflow for booking, shopping and distributing airline content through indirect channels. Read More »
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Posted March 14, 2012

TECH: Travelport Preps Semantic Search Feature For Agents

The lingua franca of global distribution systems has long been a jumble of city codes, cryptic key strokes and esoteric computing commands. To the uninitiated, navigating a green screen is akin to rea... Read More »
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Posted March 13, 2012

TripCase App Back To Normal After Traffic Surge, System Changes Trigger Delays

The responsiveness of Sabre's TripCase itinerary consolidation app has returned to normal after users last week experienced delays due to an unexpected spike in demand, according to a spokesperson. Read More »
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Posted March 8, 2012 - New York

Egencia Plans Platform Consolidation

Egencia is consolidating the technology in its two major "stacks," an official said this week. One is from the original Expedia Corporate Travel, which parent company Expedia launched nearly 10 years ago; the other is from the 2004 purchase of French online travel agency Egencia, whose name also stuck. Read More »
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Posted March 7, 2012

TRX Achieves 2011 EBITDA Expectations, Eyes 2012 Growth

TRX on Tuesday reported a solid set of financial metrics for 2011, including reduced debt, lower operating costs and cash flow that was double the 2010 level and highest in five years, according to executives Read More »
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Posted March 7, 2012

Now On A Single System, United Plans To Enhance Corporate Reporting

With the bulk of its passenger services system transition behind it, the newly unified United Airlines by year-end plans to provide additional details in corporate client reports, including company-specific data on ancillary spending, on-time performance and baggage handling. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
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