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Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) and Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) have today announced an expanded European partnership which sees Expedia extend its use of Travelport's Travel Commerce Platform in multiple European countries.
TripAdvisor has also launched a 'flyscore' feature within its search results. On a 1 to 10 scale, 'flyscore' measures a flight based upon reviews of the airline, type of aircraft used, amenities offered on the flight and length of itinerary.
Where does the intermediarys relationship with the customer end and the airlines begin and what exactly is a direct booking? When you gather travel distribution execs together, inevitable discussions ensue around collaboration, emerging technologies and the power of Google and other companies including Facebook termed gatekeepers, but, a recent event sought to move the debate on a little.