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News / Technology
Accenture to pilot Amadeus Cytric Easy AI-powered chatbot
By Michael B. Baker - BTN September 26, 2023
Using Microsoft technologies including Azure Open AI Service's GPT models, Microsoft 365 and Teams, the AI assistant will be able help corporate travelers across their trip, including planning and booking. Read More
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News / Online
Bookings for vacation rentals in Asia are on the rise
By Morgan Hines September 26, 2023
Trip101 reports that vacation rental bookings jumped 84% in Asia from 2022 to 2023 with stay length also increasing. Read More
News / Online
While no longer unexpected, the "cost" of air travel disruptions continues to rise
By Morgan Hines September 26, 2023
Two new airline industry reports provide insights into how consumers feel about air travel disruptions and also the costs – both economic and environmental – that these problems bring. ... Read More
News / Startups
Ireland’s Shackle raises £12M for digital hospitality platform
By Mitra Sorrells September 26, 2023
The startup provides contactless tools to manage hotel services such as check-in, room entry, food ordering and payments and last year raised $5.5 million in seed funding.    ... Read More
News / Startups
Amex Ventures makes strategic investment in travel risk platform Sensible Weather
By Mitra Sorrells September 25, 2023
Sensible Weather said the funding advances its goal to support travel, event and outdoor businesses in the face of growing weather uncertainty.  ... Read More
News / Online
Booking to appeal EU regulators' decision to block Etraveli acquisition
By Linda Fox September 25, 2023
Booking says the dispute does not affect its strategy to build out flights as part of its connected trip vision.... Read More

Opinion / Online
World Tourism Day highlights need for sustainable destination strategies
Three ways destinations can showcase their commitment to providing sustainable tourism, not only to... Read more
News / Online
Airbnb announces new system to verify listings
Verified listings will be denoted by an icon starting in February for the U.S., Canada, Australia, the... Read more
News / Technology
Expedia Group builds generative AI into multiple products in its “Fall Release”
Among many other updates to its products and services for both travelers and industry partners,... Read more
News / Startups
Bird boosts U.S. micromobility presence with acquisition of Spin
Bird has paid $19M for Spin, which it acquired from Germany-based Tier Mobility. Read more
News / Online
HomeToGo creates chief investment role for further M&A activity
Bodo Thielmann has joined HomeToGo as chief investment director after previous stints at OYO Vacation... Read more
News / Online
Paramount teams up with travel startup for "Emily in Paris" trips
In this latest example of "set-jetting" initiatives, travel startup Dharma will manage the... Read more

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