Skyscanner appoints Travix boss John Mangelaars as CEO
Skyscanner appoints Travix boss John Mangelaars as CEO
By Kevin May | January 22, 2021
He replaces Moshe Rafiah, who was brought in to oversee operations following the departure of CEO Bryan Dove. Read More
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American Express GBT acquires Ovation Travel Group
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2021
The purchase includes all Ovation Travel Group brands, which will remain in place.  Read More
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TripActions snags additional $155M, valuation now $5B
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2021
TripActions CEO Ariel Cohen says investors came to him toward the end of 2020 due to the company’s “execution in terms of taking market share.”   Read More
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Maps.me lands $50M round, plans mobile wallet
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2021
Maps.me plans to bring decentralized finance for travel purchases to its users following the new funding round. Read More
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Once upon a time, a cruise ship left the harbor... 366 days in the life of the travel industry
Once upon a time, a cruise ship left the harbor... 366 days in the life of the travel industry
By Mitra Sorrells / Linda Fox | January 20, 2021
As we mark the one-year milestone of COVID's first impact on the travel industry, we review how key sectors have fared and what is one the horizon. Read More
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VIDEO: Hilton on an evolving digital environment for accommodation
VIDEO: Hilton on an evolving digital environment for accommodation
By PhocusWire | January 20, 2021
With leisure travel stalled, meetings and events cancelled and short-term rentals taking the spotlight, hotel leaders are in the hot seat. Read More
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ATPCO buys SITA’s Airfare Insight fare management system
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2021
In the coming months, ATPCO and SITA will work together to integrate the Airfare Insight system into ATPCO's new Architect pricing tool. Read More
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Airbnb's Brian Chesky on permanent shifts in travel and need for principles in a crisis
Airbnb's Brian Chesky on permanent shifts in travel and need for principles in a crisis
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2021
Following its successful IPO, Airbnb is planning for a different future where travel could be far more distributed. Read More
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Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce to create standards for storing, sharing vaccination records
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2021
The goal is to give consumers the ability to store an encrypted copy of their immunization credential in a digital wallet of their choice, such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay. Read More
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Fetch.ai launches AI travel agents to reduce hotel booking distribution cost
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2021
Fetch.ai believes its AI agents can reduce distribution costs and protect hotels from security breaches. Read More
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AirAsia calls itself an "OTA challenger" amid big digital travel ambitions
AirAsia calls itself an "OTA challenger" amid big digital travel ambitions
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2021
AirAsia.com is drawing on its 75 million customer base, loyalty program and joining the data dots to build its OTA. Read More
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Buy-now-pay-later for travel service Affirm valued at $24B after IPO
Buy-now-pay-later for travel service Affirm valued at $24B after IPO
By Kevin May | January 15, 2021
The company works with the likes of Expedia, Delta Vacations, Priceline, CheapOAir, Suiteness and others. Read More
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Trivago acquires getaway online travel agency Weekend.com
Trivago acquires getaway online travel agency Weekend.com
By Kevin May | January 14, 2021
It is the first acquisition for Trivago since it bought TripBuddy, an AI-led personalization engine, in May 2018. Read More
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Scattershot COVID rules place travel on uncertain path in 2021
Scattershot COVID rules place travel on uncertain path in 2021
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | January 14, 2021
2021 is supposed to be the year that a COVID-19 vaccine saves travel. But if the first week was any indication, it could be a long and unpredictable road. Read More
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VIDEO: Using tech to go from overtourism to sustainable tourism
VIDEO: Using tech to go from overtourism to sustainable tourism
By PhocusWire | January 13, 2021
Now is the time for destinations to build strategies to manage the recovery and avoid some of the problems that developed as a result of too many tourists flooding popular areas. Read More
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