Travel Distribution

July 27, 2010

Google / ITA and the GDS

Now that the Google acquisition has been announced a great deal speculation has emerged as far as Google’s intentions. Given the fact that regulatory approval is required and that the deal has not been completed, ITA itself has been unable to speculate on Google’s strategy. Google has devoted some energy in stating that it will not become a seller of […]
July 9, 2010

GUI Finally Comes to the Agent POS

Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) were first introduced to the public with the original Apple MAC  in 1984. The MAC as well as the first version of Microsoft Windows were actually based on technology developed by Xerox PARC back n the early 1980s. The GUI became mainstream with the introduction of Microsoft Windows and by the early 1990s most consumers were […]
July 8, 2010

Eye For Travel TDS June 2010

I attended the Eye for Travel TDS Summit last month in London and found the sessions lively and informative while the conference provided some great networking opportunities. The most enjoyable general session was about mobile which had consecutive presentations from Google, RIM, Facebook and Nokia.  For those who were not following my tweets, here are some of the highlights from […]
June 21, 2010

AMS 3.0 Digitizing the World’s Content

Last month I spoke at the World Congress on Information and Technology (WCIT) in Amsterdam.  Mark Ejlenberg one of the co-founders of the hotel online content distribution platform Leonardo, presented a new project called AMS 3.0.  The goal of AMS 3.0 is to create a platform that will make all the city’s data available. Mark has been working with a […]
April 27, 2010

Google and ITA Software

A lot has been written about the possible acquisition of of ITA Software by Google since it first appeared in the press last week.  The travel technology blogosphere has been active with all sorts of speculation.  Before I give you my take on the potential $1Billion buyout, I thought I would summarize some of the current themes that have already […]
March 5, 2010

The Splinternet and Travel Distribution

How the rise of the Splinternet will change travel distribution