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Answer Series: GDS PERSPECTIVE – What do I have to do if my agency customers have multiple GDS/booking sources?

Our question today is “What do I have to do if I have multiple GDS/booking sources?”  While this question is asked from the agency perspective, today we are looking at this issue from its impact on the GDS. As we covered earlier in the week, agencies have had multiple booking sources for a very long …

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Answer Series: Why do Travel Agencies have multiple GDSs?

This week’s series is inspired by the questions that I routinely get asked by the investment community.  Today’s question is “Why do travel agencies have multiple GDSs?” There are three Global Distribution System companies worldwide (Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport).  Travelport has three different GDS brands, Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan.  In the Asia/Pacific region, the Sabre …

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Travel Industry Pedigree Series: Orbitz (Updated March 2014)

UPDATED  – March 12, 2014 Well, in the world of travel distribution on the OTA side of the equation, if Travelocity was the “come home to papa” story, then Orbitz is the “child running as far away from the parents as possible” story.   Well, at least one of its parents….  more on that later. Orbitz …

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