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News / Online
Bookaway Group to consolidate inventory in centralized transportation data hub
By Derek Catron January 31, 2023
Bookaway says the new hub, known as Boost, will aggregate data from nearly 8,500 bus, ferry and train operators to enable partners to easily integrate additional transportation services.    Read More
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Survey finds travel loyalty programs fall short of consumer expectations
By Kathryn Walson January 31, 2023
The report, based on surveys conducted late last year, points to four key areas in which loyalty programs can improve: the booking experience, sustainability, personalization and payment technology. Read More
News / Startups
Expedia Group kicks off startup accelerator focused on underserved travelers
By Linda Fox January 31, 2023
Startups selected for the accelerator, announced in September 2022, will spend the next five months joining virtual workshops led by Expedia Group employees as well as some external partners.... Read More
News / Online
5 things to expect in the Southeast Asia travel market by 2025
By Phocuswright Research January 30, 2023
With promotion of domestic travel and digitization trends, the future of Southeast Asian travel appears to offer many new opportunities.    ... Read More
News / Online
EaseMyTrip acquires majority stake in hotel booking business cheQin
By Linda Fox January 27, 2023
The deal strengthens EaseMyTrip’s hotel channels and puts it in a “great position to give its customers a wide range of innovative hotel booking options.” ... Read More
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Connect-EZ provides in-app calling for travelers
By Kathryn Walson January 27, 2023
Founded in 2020, the London-based company aims to make it easier for travelers to communicate with airlines while on the go, including for booking inquiries and customer service issues.... Read More

News / Technology
Travelers well-being and the shift to purposeful business travel
Three years from the start of the pandemic, there is talk beyond safety to more of a focus on traveler... Read more
News / Online
Plusgrade acquires UpStay to expand ancillary revenue solutions
Founded in 2009, Montreal-based Plusgrade says it has more than 200 airline, hospitality, cruise, rail... Read more
News / Technology
Airlines plan tech investment boost to drive efficiency
The latest SITA report on aviation technology reveals investment priorities including cybersecurity... Read more
Opinion / Technology
The power - and limitations - of ChatGPT for travel
Lufthansa Innovation Hub takes a deeper dive into ChatGPT and the opportunities it may present for the... Read more
News / Online
Travelers seek more adventure, ways to pay, report shows
WeTravel's look at travel trends sees push for more customization and payment flexibility after COVID.... Read more
News / Distribution
Amex GBT restructures to focus on multinationals and smaller businesses
The company says the move will "accelerate growth" and "drive consistency" with the Amex GBT eyeing a... Read more

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