I’m writing from Cannes, France the place I gave a speech this morning on rising know-how traits that affect airline e-commerce. I represented PhoCusWright on the convention and I used to be in a position to attract on some nice stats and traits from various PhoCusWright analysis items. This speech was for the Amadeus’ airline e-commerce convention. Final week I used to be in Los Cabos, Mexico giving one other speech for the Amadeus’ LATM company journey leaders symposium. Tomorrow by Monday I’m taking a while off and my spouse who traveled with me to Southern France and I’ll discover the French Riviera. I needed to put in writing briefly concerning the world perspective I’ve gained during the last 12 months. My work in Kuwait had me touring to the Center East as soon as a month for the final yr. Typically I ended in Europe on the return journey to both attend a convention or meet with a consumer. I’ve labored in Europe with completely different journey IT and software program corporations many who take care of airline prospects. The Kuwaiti engagement tapped my company journey know-how and leisure distribution expertise.There are a few factors which all markets have in widespread:1) Each phase of the journey worth chain worldwide is beneath stress from low value competitors. Whether or not its LCCs for the airways, various or direct distribution for the GDS, or on-line competitors for the TMCs, each sector must drive larger effectivity to decrease prices.2) Cellular know-how is starting to emerge as a serious new battleground the place conventional suppliers and distributors are being challenged by innovation from new market entries.3) Airline Fare Households and the airline concentrate on ancillary income is right here to remain. That is excellent news for the airways who’re actually struggling. Fare households creates a extra logical relationship between providers and value.4) Native Carries are a world phenomenon that’s driving shoppers in rising markets online5) Company journey traits are the identical globally, the variations are across the degree of maturity out there. Latin America is a specific problem as main airways have pulled stock out of the GDS in markets akin to Brazil.6) The worldwide financial system is starting to rebound with journey rising, however premium journey continues to be not close to the degrees from 2007.I really feel blessed that I’ve the chance to journey to such numerous locations on the planet and assist a wide range of prospects market, construct or buy journey know-how.


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