Sources On Amadeus-Travelport: Talks Probably True; Move Definitely Difficult

Amadeus and Travelport declined to comment on what they called speculation about recent talks between their owners on a possible combination, as reported by London's The Sunday Times. The mainly private equity-owned global distribution system companies of late have been preparing for initial public offerings in Madrid and London, respectively, according to media reports. Asked for comments on the Times story, former GDS company executives (some now consultants working with GDS firms and their cu

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