You know as well as we do that the business of travel distribution has reached a tipping point. Legacy systems, while innovative at their peak, have simply failed to keep pace with the evolving needs of today’s travel sellers and suppliers. Naturally these legacy companies wish to protect their existing business models (we can’t blame them; we’re sure the 8-track industry put up a hell of a fight, too), but newer, more agile companies are here to disrupt the status quo.
Since 1998, Farelogix has been at the forefront of the travel industry, providing innovative technology to address the current and future needs of the industry while lowering the cost of travel distribution. Understandably, this is a threat to the old guard. Like many threatened companies, the legacies are doing just about anything they can to ensure the market remains in their favor, including releasing deceptive and misleading statements meant to stifle innovation and maintain their choke hold on the industry.
As the distribution debate heats up, you can count on our Ask the Question blog to give you an honest, mindful view of what’s really going on. You can expect us to ask and answer the meaningful questions about the current state of travel distribution, and give you foresight into its future. And sometimes our posts might even make you chuckle. As always, we encourage you to engage with us in constructive debate.
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Jim Davidson is the swashbuckling, charismatic and opinionated President & CEO of Farelogix. Jim has extensive experience in the travel industry, including several years as president of the North American division of a GDS. He guides a highly talented and motivated team of travel and technology professionals, and under his leadership, Farelogix has become a true global force in travel with solutions in production on six continents. In 2010, Jim was named one of the 25 Most Influential Executives of the Business Travel Industry alongside President Barack Obama and Ray LaHood, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. We think that’s pretty cool.
Even though Jim is the main contributor to the blog, once in while you may see an occasional post or comment/reply from the Farelogix Marketing Team. This happens mainly when Jim is offline because he is off traveling or fighting crime in his skintight, bulletproof jumper. Our marketing team is comprised of VP of Marketing Sue Carter, Marketing Communications Manager Benjamin Davidson, and Public Relations Manager Jodi Echakowitz.
At Farelogix, we openly realize that we stand to gain a commercial benefit from developing and implementing airline direct connects and other technology solutions for the travel industry. Whenever possible, we attempt to openly and transparently source and validate any reported facts, figures and findings. We also reserve the right to make opinionated statements related to reported facts, figures and findings — hence the need for this blog.
You can read our Full Transparency Statement here.