Worldspan

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

@font-face { font-family: “Arial”; }@font-face { font-family: “Courier New”; }@font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Wingdings”; }@font-face { font-family: “Cambria Math”; }@font-face { font-family: “Arial Black”; }@font-face { font-family: “Arial Narrow”; }@font-face { font-family: “Garamond”; }@font-face { font-family: “AGaramond”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Times; }h1 { margin: […]

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

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

The Shifting Distribution Landscape – Kayak gets bigger value than Worldspan Read More »

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

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

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>   

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

Distribution Basics: And what role do the GDSs play? Part 3 of 3 (otherwise known as You Get What You Pay For) CORRECTED

This is part 3 of 3 in the discussion about the distribution portfolio of American Airlines. In the previous two posts, we’ve looked at the internal CRS environment of the airline (which for AA is Sabre’s Airline Solutions) and we’ve looked at the technology necessary on the consumer front to power the website and to

Distribution Basics: And what role do the GDSs play? Part 3 of 3 (otherwise known as You Get What You Pay For) CORRECTED Read More »

Scroll to Top