A year after Lufthansa’s GDS surcharge, Sabre sees no big impact

A year after Lufthansa’s GDS surcharge, Sabre sees no big impact Just over a year after Lufthansa Group implemented a surcharge on GDS bookings, the distribution strategy has not had any “meaningful impact” on Sabre, CEO Tom Klein said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. Source: Hotel Marketing A year after Lufthansa’s GDS surcharge, Sabre sees no big impact

Google’s travel business already twice the size of Expedia’s

Google’s travel business already twice the size of Expedia’s Why would Google want to become an online travel agency when its existing travel-advertising business – including all of those paid links that dominate its search-results pages – likely produces more revenue than the Priceline Group, TripAdvisor, and Ctrip combined? Source: Hotel Marketing Google’s travel business already twice the size of Expedia’s

TripAdvisor targets independent hotels in global rollout

TripAdvisor targets independent hotels in global rollout The world’s largest travel review company, the $US10 billion TripAdvisor, plans to ­aggressively sign up more independent hotels to its instant booking platform after securing the support of eight of the world’s top 10 hotel brands. Source: Hotel Marketing TripAdvisor targets independent hotels in global rollout