Consolidation in travel distribution
Consolidation in GDS business!
After years of speculation, the inevitable consolidation in the GDS business has begun after Travelport (formerly Cendant Travel Distribution Services) acquired its rival Worldspan for $1.4 bn. Travelport has been suffering pre and post the Blackstone acquisition from an inability to easily integrate disparate entities and systems such as eBookers, Gulliver's and Galileo. The task of integrating Worldspan and Galileo is huge, and most likely will result in the Worldspan platform and brand fading from the marketplace.
Amadeus too is struggling to hold onto the top spot and is constantly faced with challenges to sustain its leadership. The Travel Technology domain in India has tremendous potential and is still very raw and rapidly growing. There is enough space for all and that’s why you would see numerous Technology companies setting off to develop and deliver expert Travel Solutions. There is confirmed news that the top brass, flamboyant Indian low cost carriers that were once powered by the Bird Information System (Travel Technology Division of Amadeus India) have broken terms with BIS. It is best time for competitors to catch up!
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