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Rakesh Narayanan (Sabre): Airlines distribution model changes and new opportunities for the travel agents

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:13
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Mr Rakesh Narayanan, VP Sales Management Air Line of Business of Sabre at Sabre Technology Exchange in Singapore, talked to TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific about the two day event, what is the next e-commerce strategy of airlines in order to maximize revenue, what changes technology will bring in the distribution model of airlines and how this will affect their relationship with the travel agents, and how does aviation industry evolves in APAC comparing with other regions.

In the video interview below, Mr Rakesh Narayanan, VP Sales Management Air Line of Business for Sabre at the Sabre Technology Exchange in Singapore, answers the following questions:

  • TravelDailyNews: Mr Narayanan, what are the main topics that you discuss these two days at STX regarding the Airline distribution?
  • TDN: What changes technology will bring in the distribution model of airlines and how this will affect their relationship with the travel agents?
  • TDN: Airlines were the first to use digital channels to their full potential in order to sell directly to the consumers, skipping the intermediaries.  What is the next e-commerce strategy of airlines in order to maximize revenue?
  • TDN: How does aviation industry evolves in APAC comparing with other regions and which are the major travel trends in APAC?

 

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