Thursday 20 January 2011:
◦Traveltainment unveils Timm Richter as its new CEO. Incumbent Andy Owen-Jones moves to the Amadeus mothership’s Leisure Group supervisory board. Richter arrives from Berge & Meer, a German tour operator. He has also worked for Tchibo and consulted at McKinsey.
Wednesday 19 January 2011:
◦Magnuson Hotels signs four-year distribution deal with Travelport. The deal secures full access to Magnuson Hotels’ total room rates and inventory of more than 1,500 properties across North America and the UK for Travelport-connected agents.
◦Travelport plays it straight over Priceline-American Airlines deal – for now
◦Analyst: Other airlines to join American Airlines in distribution fight
◦Priceline to work with American Airlines via Direct-Connect
◦Amadeus-Forrester report: ancillary revenue vital to travel retailers
Read the full story at:http://www.tnooz.com/2011/01/20/news/travelport-amadeus-sabre-abacus-briefs-january-2011/