TECH: Travelport Plans Upgrade As Connectivity, Ancillary Pricing Models Evolve

Travelport GDS has agreements with multiple airlines on pricing for optional services sold through the global distribution system, and CEO Gordon Wilson expects related pricing models to evolve even as he hopes the per-segment pricing structure for base bookings remains. Meanwhile, Wilson said, growth in the number of protocols that suppliers use to connect with GDSs is a big driver for Travelport's recently announced deal with IBM to move to its zTPF system, which he estimated would take up to

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