Posted August 18, 2011

Sneak Peak at GBTA Direct Connect Hot Seat Panel - Airline Channel Shift

Today I was doing my final preparations for the Direct Connect HOT Seat panel that I'm moderating next Monday at GBTA in Denver.  I put together a couple of slides based on ARC's 2nd quarter data that I would like to share with my loyal blog readers as a "sneak peak" at the airline channel shift picture.

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Posted July 6, 2011

The Travel Industry 'Booking Machine' - Have We All Missed The Boat?

With all the rhetoric about which technology is best, fastest, state of the art, preferred, suggested, recommended, demanded, I believe we have all been focusing on the wrong thing in our quest to improve sales and profitability for the industry. Read More »
Posted October 22, 2008
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Posted August 20, 2008 - New York City

GUEST: Fitzgerald on 'The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior'

For anyone that follows my musings about distribution on a regular basis, you know that I have written columns for The Beat that poke a bit of fun at our industry ... Read More »
Posted July 25, 2008

Kayak/Sidestep to Drop AA as of Aug. 1

According to American Airlines, meta-search sites Kayak and Sidestep "advised American Airlines that they will no longer display American's content effective Aug. 1, 2008. We are disappointed and hopeful that this issue can be resolved in the near future ... Our schedules and fares remain available through many other meta-search engines such as Mobissimo and Farecast" for purchase through

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Posted June 27, 2008

Amadeus: Some Airlines Say GDSs=Web Sites on Cost (in Home Markets)

Despite the director general of IATA recently asserting that "It’s time for the GDSs come to the table with efficiency gains and cost savings," Amadeus commercial executive vice president David Jones earlier this month told us he's hopeful that the next major round of airline-GDS talks in the United States (due no later than 2011) will include greater recognition of "the value of the GDSs as distribution vehicles or as means to distribution through the travel agency chain." Some carriers, Jones Read More »
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