Imagine yourself walking into a grocery store. The shelves are stocked full of brightly labeled cans and boxes of goods. You gaze in awe at the vast selection of product.
In October, the airline industry will propose new processes be adopted by the four mammoth Global Distribution Systems: Abacus, Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport.
Was JetBlue sending a message to online travel agencies such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Priceline that the airline’s participation on their websites should not be taken for granted?
Carnival Corp. & plc took in $193 million in profits on a whopping $3.2 billion in revenue in its fourth quarter, which ended Nov. 30, the mega cruise company reported.
The profits were down from the fourth quarter of 2008, when Carnival’s net income was $371 million, so during a Q & A with financial analysts, the talk turned to belt-tightening measures.
Chairman and CEO Micky Arison was asked whether Carnival was planning on trimming travel agencies’ commission as an efficiency measure. He said Carnival was “absolutely not” contemplating such a move.