Sounding Off: The challenge of reducing travel in the travel industry
Sounding Off: The challenge of reducing travel in the travel industry
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2020
Conversations about sustainability are difficult to have across all industries, including travel, but it’s time to have them. Read More
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WEX buys Travelport's eNett and Optal for $1.7B
WEX buys Travelport's eNett and Optal for $1.7B
By Kevin May | January 24, 2020
The decision to offload the eNett division comes just nine months after Travelport came off the public financial markets and went back into the hands of private equity. Read More
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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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What's shaping travel marketing in 2020? Social media, connected TV and an always-on approach
What's shaping travel marketing in 2020? Social media, connected TV and an always-on approach
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2020
Sojern's Future of Travel Advertising report outlines the priorities and challenges for travel marketers in 2020. 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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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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Hopper to pay for carbon offsets for all bookings, challenges top travel CEOs to follow suit
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2020
Hopper Trees is a new initiative that covers the cost of carbon offsets for all flights and hotels booked in the Hopper app. Read More
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Joby Aviation raises $590M for electric air taxi, hurdles remain for widespread adoption
By Jill Menze | January 20, 2020
Toyota Motor Corporation led the Series C round, bringing Joby Aviation's total funding to $720 million. Read More
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The Future of Travel Experience: Digital overhaul, from air to rail
The Future of Travel Experience: Digital overhaul, from air to rail
By Jeff Katz - Journera  | January 17, 2020
In his series of interviews with industry leaders, Jeff Katz talks to Richard Anderson, CEO of Amtrak and former CEO of Delta Air Lines. 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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Offsetting carbon emissions is soaring in air travel - but is it effective?
By Steven Lerner | January 15, 2020
As the movement to reduce carbon emissions through offsetting has grown, so, too, have questions about the efficacy of the endeavor. Read More
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