To look to the future, Amadeus wants to offer a portfolio of IT services to hotels worldwide, which it sees as a multi-billion euro opportunity.
Amadeus reported an increase of 14.3% in revenue to €4,472.9 million in 2016.
Travelport's air revenue increased 3% to USD 1,651 million in 2016 and Beyond Air revenue rose 18% to USD 579 million, contributing 26% of Travel Commerce Platform revenue of the year.
Sabre reported revenue growth of 13.9% to USD 3.373 billion in full-year 2016. Consolidated net income attributable to common stockholders totaled USD 242.6 million, down by 55.5% YoY.
This week, Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines, suggested that the airline may need to take a tougher stance toward GDS.
Travel technology giant Sabre has appointed Sean Menke its new chief executive. Before coming to Sabre, Menke was chief operations officer and executive vice president at Hawaiian Airlines and CEO at Frontier.
Sabre has struck a deal with YouArrive so that its network of travel agents can offer nearly half a million products to customers as they book a flight or hotel.
The US secretary of commerce has called on China to reconsider its position on the ban on overseas Global Distribution Systems from operating in the country.
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