Cross-border ticketing has elusive for travel companies, but US-based SilverRail is establishing industry standards for online B2B rail distribution globally — just like GDSs did in the air ticketing years ago.
The giant of corporate tools, which books $9 billion in travel a year, is supplementing its GDS content with additional regional suppliers via more user-friendly reservation tools.
The international metasearch site is trying to raise awareness among US consumers by meeting them in person, Starwood came out tops in a ranking of hotel brands by digital competence, and more travel tech news.
SilverRail Technologies has signed its first major online travel agency deal, powering what will be the new rail channel on European online travel agency Ebookers from 2012.
More data illustrating the effect of the smartphone and the always-connected status of the modern business traveller, this time by way of a study by Sabre Travel Network.
Travelocity Business, which until now has solely promoted the GetThere online booking tool to clients, has quietly become a Concur reseller.
Significant new partnership for the growing SilverRail Technologies business with an agreement with Sabre’s travel management and expense system GetThere.
Orbitz for Business introduced a mobile website enabling road warriors to book flights, hotels and cars while complying with corporate policy and also view and manage their itineraries.
With enhancements to its mobile website using HTML5, GetThere will increasingly be downplaying downloadable mobile apps from Sabre sibling TripCase.