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News / Distribution
Sabre CEO Sean Menke hands baton to president Kurt Ekert
By Linda Fox | March 1, 2023
Sabre announced Sean Menke would be relinquishing the CEO role to Kurt Ekert effective April 27. Read More
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News / Online
As travel trends up, so do climate goal challenges
By Derek Catron | March 1, 2023
 A new report from the Travel Foundation charts a course for a growing travel sector to meet climate change goals – but it won’t be painless. Read More
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News / Online
Digital divide grows in travel industry, study finds
By Kathryn Walson | March 1, 2023
A new report shows that high-income and mid-income consumers are 1.5 times as likely as low-income consumers to go online to plan vacations and book travel and accommodations. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Caesar Indra of Traveloka
By Linda Fox | February 28, 2023
Caesar Indra joined Indonesia-based Traveloka in 2012 to develop the flights product at a time when the company offered only domestic routes with 10 carriers. Read More
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News / Startups
JetBlue adds climate platform powered by Chooose
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2023
 JetBlue customers can use the platform to estimate the CO2 emissions of their flights and then contribute to a fund to cover the difference in cost between SAF and conventional jet fuel. Read More
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News / Technology
Expedia, Microsoft and travel experts on ChatGPT
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2023
Listen to PhocusWire's first LinkedIn Audio event, with executives from Expedia and Microsoft and Kayak co-founder Paul English discussing the potential use of ChatGPT in travel.     Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus expects further gains in 2023 as recovery continues
By Linda Fox | February 24, 2023
Air distribution revenue in 2022 was just over €2 billion, up 102% on 2021 and 73% on 2019 revenue. Read More
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News / Online
Subscribe to fly? Airlines have been slow to take that leap
By Derek Catron | February 23, 2023
A year after Alaska Airlines became the first major U.S.-based carrier to launch a flight subscription program, Frontier Airlines is rolling out its own in May. Read More
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News / Online
United announces sustainable flight fund
By Kathryn Walson | February 22, 2023
United and its inaugural partners – Air Canada, Boeing, GE Aerospace, JPMorgan Chase and Honeywell – provided the initial investment of more then $100 million. Read More
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News / Technology
Aerocloud lands $12.6M investment for airport management tech
By Linda Fox | February 21, 2023
AeroCloud uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to increase airport efficiency, improve communication and drive up operating margins. Read More
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News / Online
Travel industry works to avoid another chaotic summer
By Kathryn Walson | February 21, 2023
Some say better staffing and enhanced tech, such as increased use of biometrics, could help prevent congestion and expedite passengers at airports. Read More
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News / Startups
Online ticketing platform BuuPass drives off with $1.3M in funding
By Kathryn Walson | February 21, 2023
Founded in 2017, BuuPass says it is “building the digital infrastructure for the broken and hyper-fragmented $40 billion long-distance transport market in Africa.” Read More
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News / Technology
Data and personalization business BD4 shutting up shop
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2023
A statement from Dnata Travel and BD4’s founders says the decision was made following a strategic and commercial review looking at market conditions and growth prospects. Read More
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News / Online
Sabre says cloud migration will drive savings, improve customer service
By Kathryn Walson | February 15, 2023
The cloud now contains 66% of Sabre’s “total compute capacity,” and the company expects to reach 90% this year. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Could flying taxis leave hotels up in the air?
By Alex Barros - BEONx | February 14, 2023
Hoteliers take note: The advent of eVTOL could mean dozens of points of departure and arrival in a city instead of just one major airport. Read More