Tag: Galileo

Throwback Thursday – The Future of the GDS (written in 2001)

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Success Soup – D is for DARE to Differentiate

For my regular readers, I want to apologize for missing day four of the new series.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.  Miss the first post in this new series – Alphabet Soup of Success?  Click HERE and go back to the beginning. ——————————————————————- The next letter in our Alphabet Soup of Success is […]

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Does the Travelport contract extension put pressure on AA/Sabre to kiss and make up?

    Last Friday, while the Republicans and Democrats were hashing out the debt crisis in Washington, a quiet announcement was made in Dallas that AA and Travelport had come to a truce.  By definition, a truce is not full resolution of the battle, but at least Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan agencies will have a […]

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Calling all travel agents – Do you have a strategy if AA pulls out (or is pushed out) of your GDS?

I know that many agencies, travel management companies (TMCs) and corporate travel managers are playing the “wait and see” game, but with the clock ticking down, if you haven’t thought about a game plan, now is the time. <div align=”center” style=”width:140px;border:1px solid #ccc; background: #040244; color: #F9F9FF;font-weight:bold;font-size:12px;”> <a style=”text-decoration: none; color:#F9F9FF;” href=”http://mycountdown.org/My_Countdown/My_Countdown/”>My Countdown </a></div>    […]

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Who is the biggest GDS?

I am now going to shift gears away from online technology and the role that they play in the travel distribution ecosystem to a topic that I have been personally intrigued with since I wrote my first book on Global Distribution in 1999.   That topic is GDS Share. As background:  Last week, I wrote a […]

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AA/Sabre Dispute: All is quiet on the western front….

For the time being, June 1st is not the cataclysmic event that had been predicted, but the engines have not been turned off in this game of chicken, at least not just yet. This morning, Travelocity (powered by Sabre) still has AA prominently displayed and the travel management companies that we serve still seem to […]

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The Future of the GDS as privately held companies (reprinted from GLG News)

Analysis of original article from Business Week Travelport cancelled its IPO and debt tender offer this week, citing “volatile equity market conditions”. Travelport started the share sale on Feb. 1 with a marketing process to sell between 383 million and 528 million shares at a price of 210 pence to 290 pence apiece. The IPO […]

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