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The $100b spent online by travelers is still just a fraction of what could be

According to a report from ComScore, U.S. consumers spent more than $100 billion on online travel bookings last year, making 2012 the first year ever that the $100 billion figure was surpassed.  U.S. travel e-commerce sales reached $103 billion in 2012, up 9 percent from the previous year.  This is a big deal, right?  After …

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The Shifting Distribution Landscape – Kayak gets bigger value than Worldspan

To set the stage, we don’t have a lot of billion dollar transactions in the travel space.  So before you chide me for comparing the Kayak acquisition to the Worldspan acquisition in 2007, hear me out. Just six years ago, Travelport announced its intention to purchase Worldspan for $1.4bn.  Yesterday Priceline acquired eight-year old Kayak …

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To Delta Airlines: I would have built the website for $80 million…..

In reference to “Richard Anderson, Delta Air Lines (5Q Interview)“ As a follow on to my earlier article last week about doing the math on distribution costs, I can’t resist commenting on Delta spending $100 million on its website, or roughly $1 per passenger boarded, based on 2010 performance. The premise here is presumably that …

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It is time for “If Airlines Sold Paint” again……. I’m not happy

I’ve been in this industry for 30 years, so nothing should surprise me. But this morning, I am downright angry at Delta. Perhaps it is unfair to single them out, because I suspect that others have policies that are just as insane, but nevertheless I feel honor bound to rant this morning and this is …

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