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.
A proposal for revised standards for how airlines provide airfare content to end users probably won’t replace GDSs. But that doesn’t mean the effort is useless.
The industry reacts to a vote by IATA airlines today to adopt new open standards of distribution of air tickets and ancillaries through travel agents.
The floodgates have opened – last week’s frenzy of activity, when Expedia and then TripAdvisor submitted complaints to the European Commission about Google, has clearly triggered something.
Expedia (and the FairSearch group behind the scenes) has triggered something in the travel distribution ecosystem – with many now lining up wanting to take Google to task in Europe.
FairSearch, the US lobbying group created originally to fight the mighty Google after the purchase of ITA Software was announced in 2010, is heading across the Atlantic.
Not to be outdone by the likes of Farelogix, which has spent a fair amount of time challenging the status quo in travel distribution through video, here comes the GDS response.
A European Commission review of the regulatory framework overseeing the role the global distribution systems has hit its first stumbling block: a predictable delay in gathering responses.
Regulators are to review the Code of Conduct overseeing global distribution systems in Europe – a process which could eventually see fundamental changes being made to reflect the new marketplace.
Another stab at developing technology standards to make rail distribution easier in Europe has officially started, following approval by the European Commission in Brussels.