At the onset of the new decade (1990) it became apparent that travel agents were caught in a price battle between the remaining four global distribution systems and the airlines.
Travel agents in the Asia-Pacific region rate the ease of booking and commission guarantees as the most important criteria when selecting a channel to book hotels.
What was hotel marketing like before the internet? Most marketers would agree these were simpler times.
Over three years on from Lufthansa and two years after British Airways, Emirates is trying to change the way people search for flights, based on what passengers might do in a destination.
Worldwide air traffic volume grew 5% between 2011 and 2012, with Asia being the largest, fastest-growing and most competitive market for air travel.
Amadeus will integrate the world’s most popular back-end loyalty solution into its Altea Suite, boosting the revenue of its growing airline IT services unit.
The airlines’ main lobbying organization does a point-by-point rebuttal of a draft letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking the Secretary to reject IATA‚Äôs application covering the New Distribution Capability.
Cutting it very fine at Amadeus and IAG, umbrella company containing British Airways and Iberia, with the pair renewing their distribution deal at the last minute.
Product news, releases, projects, related analysis and more from the global distribution systems during March 2013 – all here, in one easy read.