September 18, 2018
How hoteliers navigate evolving distribution channels
A panel at the Hotel Data Conference discussed the various distribution channels available to hoteliers and the benefits and challenges they offer.Read more
Amadeus results for the half year to end June show that the number of bookings in Asia Pacific have soared by 17.4% on last year while they have fallen by 6.5% in Western Europe.
Bookings in all other regions are up. The company said that the decline was due to “industry decline and the loss of share at some European mid-size online travel agencies”.
Sabre saw its Asia Pacific bookings jump by 23.5%, helped no doubt by winning the Flight Centre Australia and New Zealand business (Amadeus has the contract for Asia). Bookings in Europe and North America were up by 5%. Latin America was the only region that saw a decline.
Travelport, meanwhile, saw an increase of 7% in segments in Europe at the same time as seeing an 8% decline in Asia Pacific, thanks to the Flight Centre loss. Reported segments on a global basis were generally flat year on year but despite that the company announced a 9% increase in international revenue from its travel commerce platform.
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