South African Airways and Sabre Travel Network have just penned a multi-year deal for Sabre to distribute South African’s fares across Sabre’s vast global network.
Troubled Latvian airline, airBaltic, is in the news accusing Finnair’s Estravel of attacking the carrier. airBaltic is all in the news with both positive, negative, and conflicting news of late. With staggering losses so far this year, can the Latvian carrier weather such a storm?
In online travel news today, Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking web portal, announced a partnership with Jetstar Asia Ariways. Now Agoda’s inventory of thousands of hotels will be accessible through Jetstar’S digital storefronts, and co-op deals will be offered through the airlines holiday network.
Most fliers probably don’t think about it much during air travel, although it can be quite unsettling upon easing yourself into your economy class seat to discover the armrest is still equipped with an ashtray.
Yapta.com has released a beta version of the API for its suite of traveler tools in hopes that bloggers, travel sites, travel agencies, and others will embed the tools in their sites. The current Yapta APIs are available to developers who register and request an API key. The API uses a price-tracking system to give […]
The Airports Council International today announced that Beijing airport has officially overtake London Heathrow as the world’s second busiest, behind Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the US.
The recent war between online travel agents and major airlines heats up still more. But for the travel consumer, how will all this soap opera posturing effect prices and value? The answer is fairly simple, prices will go up, and services will go down. The trend to cut everything from jet fuel to aspirin is in place, and only a paradigm shift can alter that. Comparison pricing is the only consumer weapon for value. Expedia, Google, American Airlines, the customer, what is best for business only the customer can say.
Some 10 million international tourists visited Greece so far this year. This number shows slight losses over 2009’s downward trend, giving pause to market experts and officials. 2009 was a very bad year for the industry in Greece, and the news that things are not progressing despite great prices and incentives is not good.
Kazakhstan air carrier Air Astana extends its routes and online reach to include more of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. New routes to the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan round out an overall growth spurt for the award winning carrier. In other news, a deal with HRS.com and 3 other regional carriers allow customers added flexibility and convenience.
2010 travel figures indicate a fairly significant increase in travel outbound from London. But more significantly, inbound travel to Eastern Europe shows phenomenal growth considering the world economic situation. Will emerging Europe out pace the rest of the world in tourism? So far this year, all things considered, it certainly appears so.