DTG Not Interested In Changing Distribution Mix

While a few airlines recently have highlighted their disappointment with indirect distribution channels, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group president and CEO Scott Thompson during the company's earnings call on Tuesday said he doesn't see a shift between and indirect channels, through which more than half of the company's reservations are made. "I don’t see that changing a lot," Thompson said. "As far as what we pay our third-party partners, we pay them what we would consider to be a very fair commission for their services. From a strategic standpoint, we want to grow both channels--indirect channels and our direct channel. I don't see us strategically trying to change the mix between the two." [more]