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Why Airlines Need To Embrace 'Era of Complete Retailing’

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David Kaplan
January 27, 2020
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4
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Travelers say they’re willing to share data in exchange for saving time and money.

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Demystifying AI for Airlines

by 
David Kaplan
January 21, 2020
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9
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How should airlines measure AI’s effectiveness?

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What’s Next For ATPCO’s NDC Exchange?

by 
David Kaplan
January 17, 2020
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8
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The marketplace for airlines and their retailing channel partners is prepping a significant expansion this year.

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The Good And Bad Of Airline Loyalty/Rewards Changes

by 
David Kaplan
January 13, 2020
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6
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The age of dynamically priced mileage points is here to stay. But that's not all.

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What Are Airlines’ Digital Retailing Challenges In 2020?

by 
David Kaplan
January 8, 2020
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8
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Dynamic online retail displays represent one area airlines need to explore, says PROS’ Mike Slone.

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Kambr Media's Most Read Articles of 2019

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
December 23, 2019
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A look back at the 10 most popular article's from Kambr Media's inaugural year.

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Japan Airlines Preps Vacation Packages Ahead Of 2020 Tokyo Olympics With Switchfly

by 
David Kaplan
December 18, 2019
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1
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The goal for Japan Airlines is to offer fliers a one-stop travel shopping experience covering hotels, transportation, tours and activities, and travel insurance.

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ATPCO Wraps Up Airline Retailing Deals With Gulf Air, Wego

by 
David Kaplan
December 17, 2019
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The agreements follow ATPCO’s expanded product distribution for Sabre, Amadeus, and KAYAK.

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Greek Airline Aegean Taps IBM’s AI, Cloud Services To Improve Customer Experience

by 
David Kaplan
December 17, 2019
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3
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The deal follows IBM’s powering of personalized offers by Malaysia Airlines.

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What’s Next For Radixx – And Airline Merchandising – In 2020

by 
David Kaplan
December 16, 2019
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5
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Fresh from its acquisition by Sabre, Chief Product Radixx’s Mike Barrera discusses the company’s continuing evolution.

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How Airlines’ Pricing Strategies Are Catching up to E-Commerce Expectations

by 
David Kaplan
December 2, 2019
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6
 min read

“For airlines, the challenge is to ensure that prices are consistent across all channels,” says Infare CCO Harald Eisenaecher.

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Cover Genius Raises $10M With Plans For Airline Digital Transformation With InsureTech

by 
David Kaplan
December 1, 2019
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2
 min read

Australia’s Tiger Airlines is a Cover Genius client, and the company’s international expansion aims for carrier deals.

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How TripActions Is Extending Airlines’ Business Travel Sales With NDC Exchange

by 
David Kaplan
November 26, 2019
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4
 min read

It takes a lot of intersecting “virtual pipes” to connect corporate travelers to airline products.

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Why Warburg Pincus Is Selling Accelya To Vista Equity

by 
David Kaplan
November 20, 2019
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2
 min read

In 2017, Warburg initially bought the airline analytics provider for $720M; the purchase by Vista is estimated at up to $1.67 billion.

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Volantio’s ‘One Big Idea’: Solve Airlines’ Overbooking Challenge

by 
David Kaplan
November 11, 2019
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8
 min read

Carriers are naturally skittish about overselling their flights.

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How The NDC Exchange Is Closing Airline Retailing’s Tech Gap

by 
David Kaplan
November 8, 2019
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5
 min read

This is “Part One” our look at the NDC Exchange: what it does and why it exists.

Jennifer Adams

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New Hires: American Airlines’ Jen Adams Joins ID90 As Marketing VP

by 
David Kaplan
November 1, 2019
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2
 min read

The non-rev travel management company is staffing up to meet new biz from Europe and Latin America.

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Airline Digital Transformation: Retail Strategy Success Remains Nascent

by 
David Kaplan
October 30, 2019
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7
 min read

The pressure to develop additional revenue streams is greater than ever.

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ATPCO Strikes Airline Retailing Deals With Amadeus And Sabre

by 
David Kaplan
October 23, 2019
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2
 min read

The deals reflect the changes in how airlines present merchandise online.

ATPCO's Beth Taylor

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How ATPCO Is Evolving To Meet Airlines’ Retailing Demands

by 
David Kaplan
October 17, 2019
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13
 min read

The distribution of pricing content over the last 10 years has changed dramatically.

JBV President Bonny Simi

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Why Airlines Need to Train Revenue Managers to Be Data Scientists

by 
David Kaplan
October 16, 2019
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4
 min read

The idea is to bring back the romanticism of getting technologists into the travel industry.

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Airlines And NDC: How Sharp Is The Focus?

by 
David Kaplan
October 14, 2019
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5
 min read

Most airlines are either testing or live with at least one NDC application, says Henry Harteveldt.

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IBM’s AI-Based Personalized Pricing and Offers Boosts Malaysia Airlines’ Bookings

by 
David Kaplan
October 3, 2019
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7
 min read

The effort drove 54 percent more business-class bookings.

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ATPCO Expands Next Gen Storefront Standards Globally, Embraces Dynamic Pricing

by 
David Kaplan
October 1, 2019
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5
 min read

“Thanks to NGS, the age of single-product shopping is finally coming to an end,” says Delta’s Jeff Lobl.

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Editor’s Note: Kambr Inc. Secures $4 Million Funding

by 
David Kaplan
September 16, 2019
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2
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