Henry Harteveldt, industry analyst and founder of Atmosphere Research Group, said the potential acquisition "is the chance for a reset for Travelport." "Travelport has not evolved itself to the same extent as Amadeus and Sabre, its two primary competitors, over the past few years," he said. "The challenge that poses to Travelport is that investors want to see not just profits but growth, and while Travelport has some very helpful business units -- like eNett, which does payments -- it shed its IT services for airlines, and that's really where the growth is, or one of the growth areas." He also said Travelport has been less successful than its peers in creating products, pointing specifically to products for hotels. Get the full story at Travel Weekly Read also "Travelport agrees to $4.4bn takeover"