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Google, Barry Diller, annual marketing spend - what to watch in upcoming online travel earnings
By Steven Lerner | February 3, 2020
Here are six important questions regarding the upcoming earnings for online travel companies.   Read More
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Sounding Off: Try the shiny new tech but never expect results
Sounding Off: Try the shiny new tech but never expect results
By PhocusWire | January 31, 2020
Technologists will always want to play but the beancounters upstairs often do not have the patience to let the nerds in the basement figure out if something new is relevant to a brand's strategic vision... Read More
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How technology and eco-friendly practices are helping short-term rentals go green
How technology and eco-friendly practices are helping short-term rentals go green
By Jill Menze | January 31, 2020
Along with other corners of the travel sector, the short-term rental industry is starting to steer its attention toward sustainability efforts as players take stock of their impact on the environment... Read More
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VIDEO: How SAS is taking action towards more sustainable flying
By Linda Fox | January 30, 2020
The carrier for Denmark, Norway and Sweden cautions that if the industry cannot “quickly articulate and communicate a plan” for more sustainable flying, the easy answer is just to stop flying. Read More
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Cruise industry joins maritime groups' call to develop zero-carbon technologies
By Mitra Sorrells | January 29, 2020
The Cruise Lines International Association has joined a maritime industry call for a new $5 billion research and development initiative to create zero-carbon technologies. Read More
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EaseMyTrip brings flight bookings to WhatsApp
By Linda Fox | January 28, 2020
Communications platforms such as WhatsApp are mostly used for customer service in travel but EaseMyTrip is enabling flight booking. Read More
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Are venture capitalists consciously focusing on sustainability in travel?
By Steven Lerner | January 28, 2020
Although sustainability is gaining momentum among investors, is it advancing in travel?   Read More
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Despegar acquires Mexico’s Best Day Travel Group for $136M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 27, 2020
Argentina-based Despegar will acquire Mexico's Best Day Travel Group. Read More
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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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