Articles for ‘GDS’

Shifting of Distribution Costs: from GDS fees to CPC

Mardi 1 mars 2011 by Julia

Internet is actually perceived as an economic and liberator distribution channel regarding to GDS. However, the cyclic effects of the travel industry are returning to the fore and the web is contributing to the installation of new monopoles. We are passing from a situation where GDS were the unique access point to offers to a situation where the web is becoming this new unique access point. Here is a short historical recap that would help you to better perceive the cyclic aspect and the stake of the current situation. The GDS era From the 80s until the beginning of the 2000s, the GDS have been... 

Zoom on the boom of ancillary revenues and their impacts on distribution

Jeudi 17 juin 2010 by Julia

This year 2010, ancillary revenues are everywhere in the news, especially in the airline sector. In fact, at the worldwide level, airlines ancillary revenues passed from 1,72 billion in 2006 to 7,8 billion euros in 2008  (source : IdeaWorks Guide). US airlines' passenger baggage fee revenue collection (USD) - Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation Introduced by low cost carriers (LCC), the rules of this model are now more and more inspiring legacy carriers. On the one hand, they are a new source of revenues for airlines, on the other hand their allow them to really enter in strategies...