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Agencies warn of slow creep of non-transparent airline distribution

The European Commission is being asked to tackle “dangerous developments” in airline distribution around discrimination against so-called neutral channels. Regulators in Brussels received a letter …

 
 
hotel bell money

European hotels should consider the effort that online travel agencies put into the marketplace before rubbishing the system. That’s the strong response …

 
 
lufthansa website

The European Commission has a “duty” to intervene in the ongoing Lufthansa GDS surcharge saga, a complaint to the regulator has charged. …

 
 

Amadeus is developing a rail technology platform for shopping, booking and ticketing following an agreement to power IT and distribution for BeNe …

 
 
aircraft taxiing

With IATA in top gear with its event in Ireland this week to evangelise about its NDC initiative, it’s almost inevitable that …

 
 

The usual array of travel buyers, other intermediaries, suppliers, technology and distribution companies, lobbyists and industry groups were in the Czech capital …

 
 

*Update* – ETTSA secretary general Christoph Klenner says the Amadeus-led consortium is a study and proof-of-concept while Full Service Model is a …

 
 
bill murray groundhog day

ETTSA reacts to IATA’s claim that the NDC is just a new data standard, saying instead it’s anti-competitive — and you don’t have to receive GDS incentives to agree.

 
 
new distribution

The airlines’ main lobbying organization does a point-by-point rebuttal of a draft letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking the Secretary to reject IATA’s application covering the New Distribution Capability.

 
 

A proposal for revised standards for how airlines provide airfare content to end users probably won’t replace GDSs. But that doesn’t mean the effort is useless.

 
 
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