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  • Let’s Talk About Airline Conversion

    March 23, 2015

    Conversion is a perennial issue for online travel and everyone involved in selling travel wants to turn more lookers into bookers. Conversion rates are poor on traditional travel websites: as confirmed here, 81 per cent of people abandon their travel bookings (SaleCycle, January 2015) before completion. A significant chunk of these people are just not ready to book: 39...

  • Weekend Travel Hackathon in Berlin

    February 27, 2015

    This weekend an exciting travel hackathon will take place in Berlin, organized by Tnooz. THack @ ITB promises to gather together over 100 developers as well as leading travel and travel tech companies.

  • The Most Profitable and Least Profitable Airlines – How Big Are They on Quality and Ancillary?

    January 31, 2015

    We came across a recent report about the most and the least profitable airlines. It was curious to see that there are airlines that make well above the industry average operating profit margin of 5.1 % (according to IATA Forecast – December 2014). Sadly there are also airlines that dive deep under this standard rate and into the negative...

  • Changing Times – New Products for New Revenue Models

    December 19, 2014

    It’s that time of the year when we like to pause and reflect on our progress in tackling industry issues for our airline and travel agency customers. It was not so long time ago that we first launched our precomputed shopping technologies.

  • Search Smarter: the Origins of SmartSearch

    November 27, 2014

    Our drive to improve airline ROI convinced us to change the way the airline industry thinks about search and booking. Historically, airfare search and booking have always been bound together both conceptually and technologically in GDSes and Airline Passenger Service Systems. In fact, they are two distinct stages in the overall buying process

  • There’s more to NDC than ancillary revenues – and the customer is the key

    October 28, 2014

    We’ve met lots of airlines over the last few months at industry events as diverse as the Air Retail Show, fvw Kongress and the IATA World Passenger Symposium. One topic that comes up again and again is IATA’s NDC programme.