Mobile device hotel bookings grew 300% to $3 billion, says Booking.com, and more travel tech news.
It is an ever edgy relationship between airline and global distribution system and now more than ever because of IATA’s plans for a new distribution system
Some hard facts: around 800 million new air travellers are expected to be flying from 2009 to 2014, with at least a quarter coming from China.
Many in the travel industry have heard about China travel deregulation, but not everyone understands what it actually means to them.
CWT Online is China’s first online booking tool for international flights, and more items in our roundup for 5 September.
Sabre has joined forces with China-based TravelSky in a deal with both the GDS sharing hotel content to travel agents connected to the respective systems
Further evidence that the Chinese government-backed TravelSky is looking outward for partners with news that it has signed a hotel distribution deal with Abacus.
Travelport believes its global marketshare declined slightly during the first quarter, but officials are very bullish about the global distribution system’s growth prospects in Japan, China and Africa.
Travel agents in China can now perform electronic bookings of some Starwood properties because Pegasus Solutions and TravelSky, the Chinese govenment-owned global distribution system, established a tie-in to the Pegasus hotel switch May 3.