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News / Online
Google launches sustainability initiatives, confirms "Things to Do" changes
By Mitra Sorrells September 22, 2021
Google, in addition to adding "eco-certified" badges to hotels and joining the Travalyst coalition, has confirmed updates to its search and booking functions for tours and activities. Read More
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News / Startups
Altacasa raises €2M for luxury second-home ownership platform
By Mitra Sorrells September 22, 2021
London-based Altacasa is the third startup in the luxury home co-ownership space to announce funding in recent weeks. Read More
News / Distribution
Finnair to go all-NDC by 2025
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly September 22, 2021
The airline plans to make the switch on all tickets and ancillary air products sold through travel agencies.... Read More
News / Technology
Plusgrade gets boost from private equity to scale ancillary revenue solutions
By Jill Menze September 21, 2021
Plusgrade helps airlines, cruise lines and rail operators manage and optimize revenue generated from seat upgrades and other premium services.... Read More
News / Online
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
By Kevin May September 21, 2021
The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities.... Read More
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VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
By PhocusWire September 21, 2021
Phocuswright managing director Pete Comeau discussed a range of marketing-related issues with Michael Shafrir, industry manager at Facebook, during the recent TravelTech Show 2021 online event.... Read More
News / Technology
Flyr lands $150M funding to expand travel revenue system
The U.S.-based company has won the backing from lead investor and growth equity company WestCap. Read more
News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
For our sixth PhocusWire Pulse event this year, we focus on rapid progress in the development of the... Read more
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital... Read more
News / Online
Tripadvisor revamps Plus, shifts discounts to cash-back
Just three months after launching in the U.S., Tripadvisor is shifting its primary benefit for Plus... Read more
Opinion / Online
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
As a result of the pandemic, airline apps are on the rise, changing the dynamic of airline-passenger... Read more
News / Online
Big Asia Pacific travel market developments to know
The road to recovery is long and varies by market, especially as the more contagious Delta variant of... Read more
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