The failure of global distribution systems new entrants (GNEs) to offer a true alternative to traditional

Sismanidou Amadeus, Athina and Palacios Fernández, Miguel and Tafur Segura, José Javier (2008). The failure of global distribution systems new entrants (GNEs) to offer a true alternative to traditional. In: "12th Air Transport Research Society World Conference. ATRS 2008", 06/07/2008-10/07/2008, Atenas (Grecia). ISBN 978-84-96394-86-5.

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Title: The failure of global distribution systems new entrants (GNEs) to offer a true alternative to traditional
Author/s:
  • Sismanidou Amadeus, Athina
  • Palacios Fernández, Miguel
  • Tafur Segura, José Javier
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 12th Air Transport Research Society World Conference. ATRS 2008
Event Dates: 06/07/2008-10/07/2008
Event Location: Atenas (Grecia)
Title of Book: Conference CD of 2008 ATRS World Conference
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-84-96394-86-5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Travel reservation systems; GDSs; airline industry; information and communication technologies.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Distribution has been a key ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) area for airlines since decades ago and is a sector dominated by four (now three) Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) whose primacy has been threatened over the last three years by a set of new players, the so called GDS New Entrants (GNEs). GNEs emerged with the advent of Internet and open source technology as ‘disintermediation’ facilitators and generated vast interest from airlines because of their proposition to reduce the cost of distribution. This paper explores the impact of ICTs on airlines with a focus on GDSs, provides an overview of the changing market dynamics, analyses the environment that led to the appearance of the GNEs and pinpoints the issues behind their until now failure to provide a true alternative to the GDSs. The analysis complements existing academic research in that it clarifies the critical issues in the air travel distribution field and provides an overview of current industry developments.

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Item ID: 3591
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3591/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3591
Official URL: http://www.atrsworld.org/index.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Jul 2010 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:07
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