GDS news from Travelport, Amadeus, Sabre, Abacus – March 2012

Product news, releases, projects and more from the global distribution systems during March 2012 – all here, in one easy read.

Most recent updates first…

Thursday 29 March 2012:

  • Sabre and HP Enterprise Services added a six-year $800 million services agreement to their existing 11-year relationship, and plans call for HP to upgrade Sabre’s mainframes and to migrate most of Sabre’s data center network and storage to HP hardware, including HP 3PAR and HP networking. As part of the new pact, HP will continue to host Sabre’s customer-facing systems and will support customer travel agencies’  network, desktop and print technologies.
  • Amadeus signs five-year agreement with Uniglobe Travel, a renewal of its existing distribution and IT partnership. Under the terms of deal, Uniglobe services in India, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Slovenia, and South Africa will be covered and will see Amadeus used for access to airlines, hotels, car rental and cruise inventory.
  • PaxIS row grows as IATA goes for opt out consent over data inclusion

Wednesday 28 March 2012:

Friday 23 March 2012:

Thursday 22 March 2012:

Monday 19 March 2102:

Thursday 15 March 2012:

Tuesday 13 March 2012:

Saturday 10 March 2012:

Tuesday 6 March 2012:

Monday 5 March 2012:

Thursday 1 March 2012:

Previous GDS updates:

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