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GDS news from Travelport, Amadeus, Sabre, Abacus – July 2012

Product news, releases, projects and more from the global distribution systems during July 2012 – all here, in one easy read.

More recent updates first:

Monday 30 July 2012:

Friday 27 July 2012:

Wednesday 25 July 2012:

Tuesday 24 July 2012:

Monday 23 July 2012:

  • AeroSvit signs technology deal with Amadeus. The Ukrainian carrier will use the Amadeus ALTEA platform for inventory and aircraft management. Other ecommerce services are included in the deal, including the aancillary services module for booking additional products via the web and agencies.
  • Abacus opens office in Afghanistan. The expansion comes by way of a deal with Kabul Star Technologies to establish a local presence in the country, the 31st market for Abacus. The partnership allows travel agents in the country to buy airline tickets via the Abacus GDS, rather than via other parties in Pakistan, India and UAE.
  • Kayak IPOs today at $1 billion valuation, analysts make predictions about future

Friday 20 July 2012:

  • Travelport pushes enhanced version of Agencia to Air Canada. The new system allows agencies to shop, book and modify the carrier full content and ancillary products via the Galileo GDS. Other new features include the ability to automatically create PNRs, multi-city trips and modify bookings within the system.
  • Sabre gears up to debut new TripCase platform. The new version of TripCase, Sabre’s mobile trip management service, will be unveiled at the annual GBTA conference in the US and is being touted as the “traveler’s home base”, allowing them manage, track and share a user’s trips. Features will include alerts for weather disruptions, flight delays, gate changes, as well as multiple itinerary view and ability to have branded messages from agencies and corporations.
  • WorldMate upgrades its itinerary management app with hotel booking suggestions
  • Yapta ends search for new CEO, appoints EZYield boss James Filsinger

Wednesday 18 July 2012:

Monday 16 July 2012:

Saturday 14 July 2012:

Thursday 12 July 2012:

Wednesday 11 July 2012:

  • Alaska Airlines signs distribution deal with Sabre. The airline will use the multi-year agreement to push fares and availability to all agents connected through the Sabre Travel Network. The pair will also explore how the carrier’s ancillary services can be integrated in the future.
  • Abacus signs new partnership agreement with Cox & Kings. The deal will see the company in India use the Abacus WorkSpace, Abacus TicketingExpress and Abacus Mobile tools, as well as the GDS’s training services for staff covering both leisure and business travel.
  • Apple iTravel comes closer as design patents are approved by officials

Tuesday 10 July 2012:

Monday 9 July 2012:

Friday 6 July 2012:

Thursday 5 July 2012:

Monday 2 July 2012:

Previous GDS updates:

NB: Globe technology image via Shutterstock.

 
 
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