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GDS news: Travelport, Amadeus, Sabre, Abacus – August 2011

Product news, releases, projects and more from the global distribution systems during August 2011 – all here, in one easy read.

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Most recent updates first…

Wednesday 31 August 2011:

  • Travelport has hired former-TWgroup chief executive Simon Ferguson as its regional director for UK & Ireland. Ferguson joins from Travelzoo, where he was appointed as general manager for destinations and networks less than two months ago. He replaces Jerome Moisan who is leaving the position to pursue interests outside the industry.

Sunday 28 August 2011:

Sunday 21 August 2011:

Thursday 18 August 2011:

Friday 12 August 2011:

Tuesday 9 August 2011:

  • Travelport creates new business operation in Kazakhstan. The entry into the former-Soviet Union state comes as Global Travel Distribution Kazakhstan (part of Singapore-based Global Travel Services and an existing Travelport distributor) is confirmed as the company leading the new division. Khwaja Emran ul Haque and Daraz Mahmud (both of GTS) will head the organisation.
  • Sabre Holdings chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland has joined cloud computing service Rackspace as a member of its board of directors.
  • Travelport announces Derek Sharp as managing director for the Americas. Reporting to chief commercial officer Kurt Ekert, Sharop will also continue to have responsibility for the organisation’s Airline IT Solutions Business division.
  • First look: GDS Code of Conduct questionnaire sent to stakeholders

Sunday 7 August 2011:

Friday 5 August 2011:

Tuesday 2 August 2011:

Previous GDS updates:

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