A lot of people are excited about mobile travel and in particular mobile payments. They say, “Its the panacea to everything,” or “mobile first, it’s the only the way to go!”
In many quarters IATA is being demonized for promoting the very idea of a new distribution platform for airlines.
Détente, meeting of minds? I am going to hypothesize how the industry as a whole can get behind the ideas surrounding IATA’s NDC and find some common ground for moving forward.
This is first article in a two parter on distribution and the airlines. In the first part I am going to try to cut through some of the partisan rhetoric and focus on why NDC is such an important issue for the whole industry.
As in previous years there is a fair amount of a buzz at the SITA IT Summit around some new products and services for the airline and airport world.
This week I was invited to participate on a panel looking at social media in travel, as part of the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
During a media day hosted recently by Farelogix in the US, Keith Wallis from Air Canada showed a few slides on his airline’s view of the future.
The announcement of the unification of US Airways and American Airlines marks the end of the current run of consolidation of the major US carriers.
The so-called cloud and mobile should be a shining example of a marriage made in heaven, blessed by the gods and beloved by all.
Tech accessorizer Incase has recently announced the EO Travel, a new line of luggage targeting the short-term, gadget-heavy traveler.