December 22, 2010

Orbitz – AA Ruling – Is 2011 the year we will see Permanent Changes in Air Distirbution?

Tweet News this week that AA successfully defeated the Orbitz  motion for a temporary injunction allowing AA to remove its content from Orbitz has uncovered some interesting news that may foretell major changes in air distribution for 2011 and beyond. As reported in the Beat, sources are indicating that Priceline may be the first of the four major OTAs to […]
December 7, 2010

A GDS App Store?

Tweet There is no question that 3rd party software developers have had a major impact on the technology market. Whether you look at the role of Zynga providing top Facebook apps such as Farmville or the thousands of 3rd party apps in the mobile app stores, no one can deny the impact of third party development on innovation, but what […]
October 12, 2010

Amadeus One – An IT Company- But it is Up to the TMC to Decide

Tweet During a briefing today with Amadeus they disclosed the fact that their launch customer for Amadeus One, their new Agent desktop platform is not currently an Amadeus GDS client. The Amadeus One application allows agents to use cryptic formats from any of the major GDS or a graphical user interface to create fare and availability queries. The fare and […]
July 27, 2010

Google / ITA and the GDS

Tweet 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 […]
July 9, 2010

GUI Finally Comes to the Agent POS

Tweet 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 […]
April 27, 2010

Google and ITA Software

Tweet 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 […]