31 Oct 2017

Despite the thrashing dealt out by two major hurricanes in Sabre Corp.’s strongest region, the company emerged from the third quarter with a 7% increase in revenue and a 15.3% hike in adjusted net income, to $91 million. Sabre Travel Network, the company’s GDS business, lost 1.3 million bookings…

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31 Oct 2017

Business strategy evolution is as critical as technology revolution according to a senior executive from Amadeus. In the sidelines of IATA’s World Passenger Symposium in Barcelona last week, tnooz spoke to Gianni Pisanello, strategy director Amadeus IT Group, on progress in travel IT infrastructure. He also shares what airlines…

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31 Oct 2017

Travel suppliers, airlines, hotels, OTAs, and metasearch sites are constantly scraped and abused by bad bots. These automated visitors inflict long-term SEO damage, pillage customer accounts, skew look-to-book ratios, inflate GDS fees, and rob you of direct and ancillary revenue. Tnooz, Distil Networks and WMPH Vacations (of iCruise.com fame)…

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31 Oct 2017

It would probably be fair to say that tourist offices and destinations have not generally been in the vanguard of digital marketing. But there are signs that this is changing with an increasing number of innovative campaigns that seek to harness new technology, trends and platforms. Part of the…

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30 Oct 2017

Finnair has selected Amadeus’ Digital Retail API to simplify bookings on the airline’s website and mobile app.  The website and mobile app handle one quarter of the airline’s sales, and together form the single most important sales channel according to Finnair. Jaron Millner, vice president of direct business at…

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30 Oct 2017

This is a viewpoint from Robert Meza, head of travel at the ENTERTAINER. Take a minute to imagine that you’ve just arrived in Barcelona (or Bangkok, London, Perth, you choose). You’ve got just 12 hours before your connecting flight. Do you reach for your guidebook and search out the…

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30 Oct 2017

This is a viewpoint from Matt Walker, chief storyteller at Likewhere. Google and Facebook continue to help their airline partners by releasing all manner of travel-related products. In fact, they are being so helpful, it’s not hard to see a future where airline brands can stop wasting money on…

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27 Oct 2017

This is the first part in a series of articles spun out of tnoozLIVE@Arival, recorded live at the Arival in-destination event held at the LINQ in Las Vegas. More clips to come! To learn more about how to bring tnoozLIVE@ to your event, please email Kerry Cannon. My favorite…

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27 Oct 2017

HomeAway has been given an noticeably higher profile in parent company Expedia Inc‘s latest earnings release, with bosses talking in terms of its “ecommerce transition” adding that it is also “growing significantly faster than the overall alternative accommodations market”. Mark Okerstrom was leading his first earnings call as CEO…

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27 Oct 2017

The developers behind App in the Air presented a live demo of its new artificial intelligence-powered, voice-search enabled, augmented reality  booking experience during Innovation Day at IATA’s World Passenger Summit in Barcelona this week. From the stage, App in the Air founder and CTO, Sergey Pronin, gave a full preview of…

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