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Distribution Battles: AA and Sabre – I can hear the engines revving

  Of my 30+ year career in the travel industry, 13 years of my career were spent with the GDS companies.  Since 1996, I have been doing strategic consulting to companies throughout the travel ecosystem value chain on the nuances of multi-channel distribution, both from a technology and a business model perspective. To order a …

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GDS – Private to Public and Back Again – eCommerce Pioneers continue their evolution

Amadeus IT Group SA (Amadeus) is one of the world’s leading IT solutions providers for the travel and tourism industry, offering transaction processing capabilities to travel service providers and travel agencies. On Tuesday of this week Amadeus announced plans to launch their IPO April 29th on the Madrid Stock Exchange.  They will seek to raise …

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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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