Thursday, September 28, 2006

RIP Cendant - Tim, it is time to get over it.

Comment on today's post on the lastest Travelport announcement deserves a post of it's own.

" Mr hughes, time to let sleep dogs from your past lie"

I try not to blog about Travelport - honest I do. But how can I run a commentary on online travel and ignore a company that in the last nine months has be bought out, written off more than a billion dollars, had a turn over of half of its senior executives, shut down under-performing business units, is leading the charge for re-invention the GDS business, had two significant restructures and is setting itself up for a break-up. The eventual sales of the separated GTA, Galileo and Orbitz will be among the biggest if not the biggest travel industry stories of 2007 (barring an airline collapse or terrorist attack). Compared to that Expedia and Travelocity have had a very quiet 2006. That said, "Mr Anonymous", I will try harder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the part where you where in the car on that trip for a while and you feel torn or your identity is being "shattered" into three or maybe more pieces..... ah change its enevitable and especially in this industry.