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News / Online
Airbnb turns attention to other cities but would reopen talks with NYC
By Morgan Hines September 28, 2023
Airbnb's Brian Chesky said the new rules make New York more expensive for travelers, but the head of the city's DMO said he is not concerned about an impact on the city's economy. Read More
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News / Technology
Sabre launches AI-based seat upgrade tool in collaboration with Google, Hopper
By Mitra Sorrells September 28, 2023
Sabre built its new solution in partnership with Hopper, which has just renamed its B2B product from Hopper Cloud to Hopper Technology Solutions, offering fintech, travel portals and a new suite of e-commerce solutions for travel suppliers.   Read More
News / Startups
NUMA raises $59M to grow its hospitality brand across Europe
By Mitra Sorrells September 28, 2023
NUMA has more than 4,500 rooms and apartments in 10 countries across 28 cities in Europe including Berlin, Rome, Milan and Barcelona, with a focus on “boutique studios for modern travelers.”  ... Read More
News / Distribution
Airline ancillary revenue hit $69B in 2022, beating 2019 levels
By Linda Fox September 28, 2023
The top five U.S. airlines - Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, United and Southwest - generated ancillary revenue of almost $23 billion from loyalty programs in 2022.... Read More
News / Online
TravelLocal raises $10M Series B to accelerate international growth
By Mitra Sorrells September 28, 2023
TravelLocal offers tailor-made holidays by connecting its clients with local experts in each destination, combining advice from vetted experts with the convenience of online booking.... Read More
News / Technology
Despegar rolls out generative AI trip planner, starting in Argentina
By Mitra Sorrells September 27, 2023
Travelers can use the planner to receive customized itineraries, put together packages that combine flights, accommodations and car rentals and receive recommendations of what to do in their destination.    ... Read More

News / Online
2 months after split with Expedia, Hopper adds hotel inventory from Hotelbeds and WebBeds
The new "long-term" strategic partnerships with Hotelbeds and WebBeds add more than 700,000 hotels... Read more
News / Technology
Accenture to pilot Amadeus Cytric Easy AI-powered chatbot
Using Microsoft technologies including Azure Open AI Service's GPT models, Microsoft 365 and Teams,... Read more
News / Online
Bookings for vacation rentals in Asia are on the rise
Trip101 reports that vacation rental bookings jumped 84% in Asia from 2022 to 2023 with stay length... Read more
News / Online
While no longer unexpected, the "cost" of air travel disruptions continues to rise
Two new airline industry reports provide insights into how consumers feel about air travel disruptions... Read more
News / Startups
Ireland’s Shackle raises £12M for digital hospitality platform
The startup provides contactless tools to manage hotel services such as check-in, room entry, food... Read more
News / Startups
Amex Ventures makes strategic investment in travel risk platform Sensible Weather
Sensible Weather said the funding advances its goal to support travel, event and outdoor businesses in... Read more

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