Travel agencies will benefit from improved speed-to-market, access to the widest range of fare products including personalized content, and the ability to offer customized products.
Now under the same CEO, the two companies are in a better position to explore new opportunities.
The strongest recovery has been in hotel bookings, with gross hotel central reservation system transactions down 55% in July and 50% in August.
Chinese OTA Tuniu reported 97% drop in packaged-tour revenue; TravelSky posted 40% decrease in half-year revenue.
Revenue from the aviation information technology services dropped more than 55% to USD 145 million during the first sixth months this year.
The GDS platform completed integration with Google Cloud and delivered first phase of Google Flight Search Availability.
Airlines, especially those still hesitating, should seriously consider leveraging NDC to gain full control of their channels.
Travel agency bookings fell by 78.6% to 65.9 million.
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