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KDS | September 1, 2015

Lufthansa has shaken the entire industry recently by announcing a Euro 16 surcharge to booking made via the GDSs.
KDS and travel analyst group Galiant Consulting have taken this opportunity to revisit the history of the travel distribution industry. In a brilliantly visual, easy to read and informative infographic the two companies are helping you understand how today’s change draws its roots into a long trend of evolutions driven by high-growth market and rapid technological innovations.


Over the years, the travel industry has undergone tremendous developments due to economic changes, geographical demands, political requirements and technology evolutions. These constant challenges are what keeps the travel industry vibrant and exciting – stakeholders must constantly innovate and adapt their products, services and overall business models to stay relevant and ahead of the curve.