Online reviews powerhouse TripAdvisor has commissioned the first of a series of bi-annual studies on top travel and hospitality industry trends.
As we have seen around the world â€“ ancillary sales and the unbundling of the airline product has led to profits for both the legacy network carriers and low cost carriers alike
The US Justice Department Antitrust Division’s probe of the global distribution systems is apparently alive and well — and travel agencies in North America apparently are getting dragged right into the middle of the fray.
Few agents currently view airline ancillaries as an opportunity to charge or increase fees according to a survey from Travelport
With all of the chatter about the Room Key collaboration, the websites of major hotel chains in North America are indeed asserting control and stealing room-night share — from their own voice channels.
Leveraging features from GetThere Mobile and Sabre Virtually There, Sabre is integrating corporate travel management and leisure-travel booking functions into its TripCase mobile and Web platforms.
United Airlines’ plan to shift some credit card merchant-fee costs to travel agencies apparently is off the table.
Here’s a YouTube video guaranteed not to go viral: It is Farelogix Ask the Question 7 about allegedly oppressive GDS contracts with travel agencies and airlines.
It hasn’t received much publicity but a New York state court handed online travel agencies, traditional travel agencies and tour operators a stinging rebuke on the hotel tax and service fee issue — one that might have far-reaching repercussions in New York City and beyond.