Delta-Sabre deal will see GDS paid on booking's value, not flat fee
Delta-Sabre deal will see GDS paid on booking's value, not flat fee
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | June 22, 2021
A revamped distribution agreement between Delta and Sabre has the potential to disrupt the standard commercial payment model between airlines, GDSs and travel advisors. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Stan Boland of Five
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2021
Five announced Series B funding of $41 million in March 2020 to further develop its in-car software. In 2019 the company conducted tests of self-driving cars in London. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Why the travel industry must grasp the digitization of customer behavior
By Linda Fox | June 21, 2021
Customers will increasingly expect a digital experience when they travel again. Read More
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Google's Waymo collects $2.5B to continue autonomous driving push
Google's Waymo collects $2.5B to continue autonomous driving push
By Kevin May | June 18, 2021
The new investment follows a $2.25 billion deal in March 2020, a top-up round of $750 million just three months later and the departure of its CEO in April 2021. Read More
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Sounding Off: Cruise can take some tentative steps into a digital world
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
For the sector to appeal to younger, digital-savvy generations, cruise will certainly have to evolve to reach them in the channels that they use and methods that they as consumers deploy for everything... Read More
Interview | Online
How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
After playing a central role in the creation of Mexico's first low-cost carrier, DiamondStream is now an important player in the development of companies and next-generation technology in the mobility... Read More
Interview | Technology
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Orbitz enables LGBTQ-friendly accommodation search
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | June 18, 2021
The Orbitz functionality serves up properties signed up to the company's Inclusivity Pledge. Read More
News | Online
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Number of companies managing vacation rentals grows to more than 140,000
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2021
Property management systems continue to be the preferred tech for vacation rental management companies. Read More
News | Technology
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Blockchain-based private rental marketplace Dtravel launches with $5M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Dtravel is being launched by Australia-based OTA Travala and others, with a goal of giving “hosts and guests more control, ownership and lower fees than existing platforms.” Read More
News | Distribution
Ixigo does its bit to get Indians vaccinated, integrates jab finder into app
Ixigo does its bit to get Indians vaccinated, integrates jab finder into app
By Kevin May | June 16, 2021
The country has suffered greatly in recent months from a variant of the COVID-19 virus known as Delta, triggering what is hoped will be a rapid acceleration of its vaccination program. Read More
News | Online
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Expedia Cruises looks to tech in push to be top agency in the sector
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2021
In the coming months, Expedia Cruises will roll out a new “info site” intended to give cruise shoppers information about what is on board the ships, what is included in the cost and the types of... Read More
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TripAdvisor gives Plus subscription service a full launch, adds spending partners
TripAdvisor gives Plus subscription service a full launch, adds spending partners
By Kevin May | June 16, 2021
The subscription-based program is free for accommodation suppliers to join, while travelers can sign up for an annual membership fee of $99 and get access to savings as well as other offers. Read More
News | Online
Travelport shifts to cloud hosting through Amazon Web Services
Travelport shifts to cloud hosting through Amazon Web Services
By Kevin May | June 15, 2021
The distribution and travel IT giant will migrate its global platform to Amazon Web Services as part of a wider-ranging agreement. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Otolo is helping hospitality employees develop their careers
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2021
The company launched in April and recently added a Careers Club enabling hospitality companies to list vacancies for free and helping potential recruits through the application process. Read More
Interview | Startups
Didi files for IPO at $65B valuation
Didi files for IPO at $65B valuation
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2021
    The company has raised more than $21 billion in funding from a series of high profile investors including Softbank, Toyota, Booking Holdings and Apple. Read More
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