Tag Archives: travel distribution

De-Commoditizing Airlines – A Long Road Ahead

Last week in Beijing I made the case for de-commoditizing the airlines.  Even though it was a friendly audience at the CASMA Fall Global Conference, there was some sharp discussion during Q&A.  Fair enough, as I skewered American’s handling of … Continue reading

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TIILTS: Socially Aware Reservations

There’s got to be a way to cut through all the clutter when it comes to travel-related offers.  One solution may be to create socially aware offers tied to what’s known about the traveler. Start with  a booked (or just … Continue reading

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Top Posts from 2010 Travel+Procurement

The hottest topics on this blog last year dealt with data metrics, innovation, distribution and hotel sourcing. In case you missed these most-read articles: Travel Benchmarking Done Well – Describes the best travel benchmarking tool I’ve seen. From the fine … Continue reading

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Google – the Ultimate Direct Connect Platform?

Let’s connect some dots. Dot 1: Google is in a quandary. It needs to enter big markets with high growth opportunities. Dot 2: Google likes the travel industry. I’ve heard estimates that about 10% of its revenues are attributable to … Continue reading

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