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Sabre goes all-in with Google Cloud for infrastructure and analytics
Sabre goes all-in with Google Cloud for infrastructure and analytics
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2020
The distribution and technology giant says new services and “operational agility” are part of the plan, with Google Cloud becoming its preferred cloud provider as well as a “broader strategic partner.” Read More
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Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2020
Tripadvisor is embarking on a dramatic realignment aimed at helping the company preserve profitability and spur new growth as it deals with competition from Google and others and with evolving... Read More
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Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Lonely Planet Experiences launches via a partnership with Intrepid Travel to offer day and multi-day sustainable tours. Read More
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Sabre partners with Accor to develop property management and reservations platform
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Sabre is working with Accor on the development of what the distribution company is calling a “full-service property management capability.” Read More
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How the corporate travel industry is tackling climate change
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2020
The corporate travel community is tackling climate change with a focus on education, open dialogues and reducing carbon by traveling less. Read More
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Increased focus on offers and customer service are top asks from travelers
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2020
A global survey of travelers from Expedia Partner Solutions highlights the most important booking, payment and customer service factors. Read More
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ARC boosts corporate travel services with majority stake in NuTravel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2020
ARC has taken a majority stake in NuTravel to accelerate delivery of omnichannel solutions for corporate travel. Read More
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EbixCash partners with Amadeus, looks to grow in APAC and UAE
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
As part of its expansion strategy in Asia Pacific and the United Arab Emirates, EbixCash has partnered with Amadeus for access to technology and travel content. Read More
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Consumers plan to fly less as climate change concerns hit home
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
Research from the European Investment Bank reveals consumers plan to reduce their flying. Read More
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Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2020
SiteMinder lands significant fresh investment valuing the company at around $762 million and the prospect of a public listing in the future. Read More
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Industry veteran launches new boutique OTA
By Mitra Sorrells | January 16, 2020
Industry veteran Jeff Klee is launching a new online travel agency, Qtrip, that will eventually replace his original site, CheapAir. Read More
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Ryanair wins legal ruling against Skyscanner over display of fares
Ryanair wins legal ruling against Skyscanner over display of fares
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2020
Ryanair granted interim injunctions against Skyscanner.de in a Hamburg court. Read More
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Hotels stuck in a market where online travel agency rate issues still burn
Hotels stuck in a market where online travel agency rate issues still burn
By Kevin May | January 16, 2020
In a series of questions posed to participants on a recent webinar hosted by PhocusWire with wholesaler Hotelbeds, hotels indicated a range of issues that still exist around rate parity. Read More
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SAP Concur shuts down metasearch engine Hipmunk
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2020
SAP Concur says it is “retiring” both the consumer-facing Hipmunk product as well as travel and expense product Concur Hipmunk and will stop supporting the brand on January 23. Read More
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Comtravo gets Microsoft venture fund on board with €9M round
Comtravo gets Microsoft venture fund on board with €9M round
By Linda Fox | January 14, 2020
The investment comes from Microsoft’s venture fund M12 and Joop Drechsel, former CEO of BCD Travel, who joins Comtravo’s board, as well as a number of other investors. Read More
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