Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Far Off For Business Travel Channels, Attribute-Based Shopping To Be A Hotel Website Reality This Year

Analysts and hoteliers including IHG are exploring a new way of selling rooms that also means a new way of shopping for them. It sounds…

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As Airline Incentives To Agencies Continue To Rise, A Startup Aims To Help Both Sides Manage It All

Supplier revenue is important to travel agencies. Marketshare and incremental volume are important to airlines. A startup wants to provide both sides a platform for…

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Withering On The Vine? Sabre’s TripCase Slips In Managed Business Travel While TripIt Keeps Adding Features

The United States Patent and Trademark Office in February granted Sabre a patent on “post-booking travel assistance and organization.” This covers some key functions in…

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IHG Fires Up Initial B2B Sales Components Of New Tech Platform

A year ago this week, IHG announced a new operating structure. One part is an “integrated commercial and technology” organization that combines tech development for sales…

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ATPCO’s New Distribution Storefront Needs Stars To Align

Airline Tariff Publishing Company and its Routehappy subsidiary are out to change how air travelers view and compare flight options. Developed with the Big Three…

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Freshly Funded AirGateway Brings Its NDC Pipes To Life Through Agent Interface

If you build it, they will come … if you also build something else that makes more sense to them. This is the lesson learned…

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TripActions CEO Cites Immaturity In Supplier Relations As Southwest Makes Vaguely Threatening Statement

[UPDATE, Feb. 7 2019: Delta and TripActions have reconciled with one another. More here.] As of December, Southwest Airlines was curious about how TripActions was…

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