Travel distribution news from Travelport, Amadeus, Sabre, Abacus – January 2013

Product news, releases, projects, related analysis and more from the global distribution systems during January 2013 – all here, in one easy read.

More recent updates first:

Thursday 31 January 2013:

Wednesday 30 January 2013:

  • Travelport in Saudi Arabian travel industry push. The programme is being run in conjunction with the Al Tayyar Travel Group as part of a three-year deal to provide skills training and develop the expertise of travel professionals in the kingdom. Travelport will also provide the Al Tayyar Travel Group with a number of technology products including the Smartpoint agency tool.
  • Agents in Australia and New Zealand handed new Travelport CCTE tool. CrossCheck Travel Enterprise allows agents in the two countries to manage clients, including fulfilment and financial services, from a single platform. The corporate and leisure trip-based system also integrates with Travelport Universal Desktop.

Tuesday 29 January 2013:

Monday 28 January 2013:

Friday 25 January 2013:

Thursday 24 January 2013:

Wednesday 23 January 2013:

Tuesday 22 January 2013:

Monday 21 January 2013:

Friday 18 January 2013:

  • Full content agreement between Travelport and American Airlines expires. It ended this week as the two companies continue to negotiate a deal. A note sent to customers says there is still no deal and that the GDS can no longer guarantee access to full content but that AA intends to continue “interrupted access”. A similar statement from the airline confirms continued distribution saying: “While we continue to work toward a new agreement so long as American is not disadvantage by Travelport and Travelport displays American’s content in a fair and neutral manner”.
  • Huntington Travel added to Travelport Rooms & More platform. The Canadian hotel consolidator will include 65,000  properties from its total portfolio of 120,000 to the system. The addition will bring Rooms & More’s total database of offers up to 740,000 worldwide.
  • Travelport signs technology agreement with ATC Travel Management. The long-term partnership will see the corporate travel company integrate SmartPoint, e-Pricing and Rapid Reprice tools, as well as switching to the Apollo GDS for distribution services. The agency prevbiously used Sabre as its GDS provider.
  • The real NDC: Decoding the planned (r)evolution in airline distribution by IATA and airlines

Thursday 17 January 2013:

Wednesday 16 January 2013:

Tuesday 15 January 2013:

Monday 14 January 2013:

Friday 11 January 2013:

  • Travelport appoints new commercial boss for the US. Tina Iglio will become vice president for sales in the country after moving over from her previous vice president of global marketing position. Reporting to managing director for the Americas, Scott Hyden, Iglio will be responsible for growing travel agency sales in the US.  A Deloitte and Ericsson alum, she joined Travelport’s marketing division in 2009 and fronted its brand, customer research and customer marketing programmes.
  • Air France-KLM signs Amadeus, reveals its distribution cards

Thursday 10 January 2013:

Tuesday 8 January 2013:

Thursday 3 January 2013:

Previous GDS updates:

NB: World map technology image via Shutterstock.

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  1. Luis Silva


    I wonder if you can help me find stats showing GDS distribuition in North America, specially in Canada.

    Thank you

  2. doesn't matter

    perhaps you want to replace the 2012 in heading to 2013

    • Kevin May

      Kevin May

      @doesn’t matter

      well spotted, sir.

      You win our special prize for the month.

      NB: Changed 🙂


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