Travel Management Blog

How Does the Complexity of Travel Distribution Benefit GDSs?

As the travel distribution sector becomes more complex, GDS developers are being led down a path of innovation and IT partnerships in order to aggregate the industry's content. Product differentiation, higher demand and a complex distribution network are just some of the future trends identified in a recent report comissioned by Amadeus. But do these affect GDSs, and do they present any opportunities or threats?

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November 22, 2016 Darren Waughman GDS, Travel Industry

What Do Corporate Travellers Look for in Accommodation?

Today's travellers are increasingly discerning when it comes to their accommodation. In a recent report released by the Apartment Service Worldwide, it was found that there are 7 key facilities that business travellers look for when choosing accommodation.

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November 21, 2016 Darren Waughman TMC, GDS, Travel Industry

How Can the Travel Distribution Sector Prepare for NDC?

Back in the autumn of 2012, IATA announced plans to standardise the airline industry’s retailing operations. Their solution was to develop a new, XML-based transmission standard: the 'New Distribution Capability (NDC) Standard'. Since then, the adoption of NDC Standard by airlines has been relatively slow. But, with a recent report showing 50% of airline members planning to implement NDC  by 2020, now is the time for TMCs and GDS developers to prepare.

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November 17, 2016 Darren Waughman TMC, GDS, Travel Industry

What to Expect from Business Travel in 2017

2016 hasn't exactly been a relaxing year for the corporate travel industry so far. The strength of the U.S. dollar, terror fears and static global economy has resulted in many companies reducing their travel spend. However, the outlook is brighter for the corporate travel industry as we look ahead into 2017. A recent industry forecast report by Advito has predicted sector growth for emerging countries, as the cost of business travel remains cheap.

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What Do Digital Payments Offer to the Travel Industry?

In the twenty-first century, the novelty of carrying cash around is fast becoming a redundant enterprise. Today, with technologies such as Paypal, Bitcoin and Apple and Android Pay, purchasing goods and services has never been easier – with only a viable internet connection, a plethora of digital payment methods open up for leisure and corporate consumers.

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August 30, 2016 Darren Waughman

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