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Learn more about our new back-end contracts analysis technology

We have already analyzed hundreds of airline back-end incentive agreements around the world for our clients and partners. It’s a significant number which held great innovative potential – we tracked each contract’s terms and conditions, compiled the data, and used it to create the world’s first back-end contracts scanning...

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DownTownTravel joins Avian network

DownTownTravel joins Avian network – a time for digital migration of target contracts and better management We are happy to announce that after a few successful launches in Europe, Downtown Travel joined the Avian network. Avian is now officially launched in the US. Downtown Travel, with headquarters in New...

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Noam Ben-Haim join Avian’s Advisory Board

Former Senior Product Manager at Google Flights, Noam Ben-Haim join Avian’s Advisory Board. Avian is digitalizing airlines incentive contracts to establish and improve commercial relationships between airlines and travel distributors around the globe. To help us reach this mission, Noam Ben Haim joins our advisory board.  “We are beyond...

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NDC focuses on content, but economics may be the deal-breaker

The NDC (New Distribution Capabilities) standard, released by IATA, is a well-discussed topic in the airline industry. This XML based standard essentially fragmented airline distribution into a wider sector, with more booking engines allowing different functionalities and various types of content. Arguably, the GDSs could have also provided these...

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The rocky road to new airline sales incentives

Airlines’ sales incentives are vehicles for increasing market share – or, in other words, standing out from the competition. This means that airlines offer incentives to travel agencies, based on sales targets and market share growth. For travel agencies, these incentives are important, since they affect the profit margins...