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News / Online
Ancillary sales drive pandemic recovery for many airlines
By Kathryn Walson | September 27, 2022
Ancillary revenue accounted for more than half of 2021 revenue at four airlines: Wizz Air, Frontier, Spirit and Allegiant. Read More
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News / Technology
Microsoft on the trends and tech shaping travel
By Linda Fox | September 27, 2022
A Microsoft executive outlines the rapidly changing travel landscape and technologies to look out for. Read More
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News / Online
Travel app bookings up 16% as consumers embrace digital solutions
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2022
According to a PYMNTS study, consumers reported more engagement with travel platforms such as Airbnb and Homestay along with other digital solutions in Q2 2022. Read More
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News / Online
U.S. Department of Transportation calls for fee transparency from airlines, OTAs
By Mitra Sorrells | September 26, 2022
The proposal would affect U.S. air carriers, foreign air carriers and third parties such as OTAs and metasearch sites that display fares for flights to, from and within the United States. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How AI-driven performance marketing can drive growth for travel businesses
By Neel Pandya - Pixis | September 23, 2022
Well-executed marketing campaigns can generate significant ROI for travel brands. Read More
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News / Online
The state of accessible travel
By Johanna Jainchill, Christina Jelski & Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | September 23, 2022
Travel companies are working to improve the travel experience for the disabled. Advocates say it just makes good business sense. Read More
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News / Online
Trip.com Group sees signs of optimism despite revenue drop in Q2
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2022
Trip.com Group's total revenue in the second quarter of this year came in at $598 million, down 32% from the same period in 2021 and down 2% compared to the prior quarter.   Read More
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News / Online
JetBlue Travel Products unveils Troupe mobile app
By Kathryn Walson | September 22, 2022
With Troupe, travelers can manage RSVPs, create polls and vote as a group to build consensus before they book. Read More
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News / Online
Flyr Labs brings revenue management tools to hotels with Pace Revenue acquisition
By Kathryn Walson | September 21, 2022
The acquisition is Flyr Labs' second in the past week and sixth in the past year. Read More
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News / Online
Google Search adds train bookings, eco-filters for hotel and air
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2022
Travelers can now book train tickets directly from Google Search and can filter hotel and flight results based on the property's eco-certification or a flight's emission data. Read More
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Interview / Online
Q&A: Cleartrip CFO on how the Flipkart deal is fueling growth
By Kathryn Walson | September 20, 2022
Cleartrip CFO Aditya Agarwal discusses the benefits of having Flipkart as a distribution channel as well as how the OTA is reviving its hotels business. Read More
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News / Technology
Air India growth plan includes focus on technology, sustainability
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2022
Air India is unveiling an ambitious growth plan that aims to increase its market share for domestic and international travel over the next five years. Read More
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News / Distribution
MisterFly Group rebrands as Digitrips in B2B push
September 20, 2022
MisterFly Group, now known as Digitrips, says 90% of its revenues are from B2B sales to more than 5,000 B2B clients. Read More
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News / Technology
Ixigo, Amadeus latest to add new fintech and payment options
By Linda Fox | September 16, 2022
Insurance products and buy-now-pay-later options are becoming more widespread in travel. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Voicing optimism about the future of travel call centers
By Markus Stumpe - Cruisewatch | September 16, 2022
Travel brands can benefit from a hybrid model where data forms a bridge between human agents and technology. Read More