Identifying under- or unserved niches is increasingly difficult in the travel space. Refund.me has carved out their own place in the travel ecosystem by offering a streamlined refund service for travelers that experienced refund-eligible delays in the EU.
The European Commission has a pending report due on the state of GDS distribution regulation in Europe.
Jeff Katz, the CEO of Nextag who formerly headed Orbitz and Swissair, picked a fight with Google in the runup to a July 2 European Union deadline.
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.
Just three days after former-parent company Expedia filed a complaint about Google to the European Commission, TripAdvisor has waded in with its own.
Expedia is not only trying to put pressure on Google in the US through the FairSearch campaign, but has now opened a second front in Europe over allegations of a “violation” of competition law.
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.
A rather big and messy storm of a story has taken another twist in Europe after IATA was found in breach of flight data regulations on its PaxIS product.
As EasyJet continues testing its ash detection kit over a Sicilian volcano, some experts have raised questions over its use and wider adoption in the airline sector.