GDS news: Travelport, Amadeus, Sabre, Abacus – July 2011
Product news, releases, projects and more from the global distribution systems during July 2011 – all here, in one easy read.
Friday 22 July 2011:
Travelport payment joint venture eNett signs a deal with Dutch online travel agency Vliegtickets. The agreement will see Vliegticket adopt eNett’s virtual card technology vNett. The Dutch OTA will be one of the first European clients to use the vNett system, a Mastercard-based platform which issues a virtual account number for each transaction between client and its suppliers.
Wednesday 20 July 2011:
GDS veteran Bob Coggin retires from Travelport in August this year. Coggin is currently vice chairman of Travelport GDS, having joined forerunner Cendant in 2002 after a 42-year career with Delta. He has held a number of roles including vice chairman of Travelport’s Airline Services division as well as vice chairman of Galileo.