Travelport reached a definitive agreement last week to acquire Worldspan for $1.4 billion, a merger the two companies said will make their GDS offerings more "cost effective and efficient." Travelport CEO Jeff Clarke said the takeover "will ensure that we are better positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers, the travel suppliers, travel agencies and end consumers." In a statement, Travelport said easy-to-use airline websites are growing in usage and putting pressure on GDS ...

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