The three GDS giants were charged of market monopoly by 21 consumers two years ago. Travelport has reached a settlement agreement, but Sabre and Amadeus still remain defendants.
Amadeus’ revenue grew 8.9%, to €3,686.6 million, while EBITDA increased 10.1% to €1,446.3 million in the nine first months of 2017.
The digital transformation for airlines needs investment on IT infrastructure and development of time-fitting strategies. Amadeus believes that NDC's
application has to be expanded now.
Amadeus has been exploiting application of blockchain in travel sector, including loyalty schemes and identity verification.
IATA’s One Order standard aims to optimize airlines' order management process and help them better sell ancillaries.
The platform's content will draw from Sabre GDS, non-GDS, non-traditional sources and alternative accommodations providers. It looks to provide an environment for true comparison shopping.
TravelClick forecasts that travel agents will make 68 million hotel reservations in the Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport systems this year, surpassing 2016’s total by 2 million.
The latest Ancillary Revenue Yearbook by IdeaWorks and CarTrawler reveals that the top ten airlines has leapt to more than $28 billion, compared with only $2.1 billion in 2007.
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