January 18, 2005

The Changing Face of Travel Distribution

This week, United Airlines is holding a summit entitled “Letting the GNE Out of the Bottle.” (GNE is entities acronym for GDS New Entrants). Corporate buyers, TMCs and solution providers have been invited to UA’s headquarters to discuss alternative distribution. This meeting demonstrates how serious the major carriers are about lowering distribution costs. ITA software and G2Switchworks are among the […]
January 13, 2005

Ten Predictions for 2005

Given the new year and turbulent changes already announced in 2005 (e.g. Delta’s fare simplification), I thought it would be a good time to publish my top ten 10 predictions for 2005 in the world of travel technology: 1) GDS bypass becomes a viable option – Multiple travel conferences this year have alternate GDS players front and center. I believe […]
January 10, 2005

Be careful what you ask for…..

The recent fare simplification initiated by Delta Airlines and matched by American and others signals a new chapter in corporate travel management. For years carriers have complained about the ineffectiveness of many corporate discount programs. Trade organizations such as ACTE and NBTA have endorsed the concept of fare simplification. Now that we are seeing the first signs of widespread changes […]