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Will EU’s drive to regulate STRs lead to more data-driven policies?
By Derek Catron | September 13, 2023
A new report from eu travel tech shows how the greater availability of data could lead to more targeted measures on short-term rentals in Europe.   Read More
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Booking will fight any decision to veto Etraveli acquisition in court
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2023
Booking Holdings has responded to rumors that European regulators will veto its Etraveli acquisition, saying that decision would be "flawed on both factual and legal grounds." Read More
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Will European regulators block Booking's acquisition of Etraveli?
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2023
In June, the European Commission said the proposed acquisition may allow Booking to strengthen its dominant position in the hotel OTA marketplace. Read More
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Climate disasters renew focus on travel sustainability goals
By Derek Catron | August 31, 2023
Will another summer of climate calamities galvanize the level of coordination necessary to keep the travel industry growing — while helping to save the planet?   Read More
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Ryanair's online facial recognition creating friction for business travelers
By Lauren Arena – Business Travel News Europe | August 28, 2023
Business travelers in the United Kingdom have reported ongoing "friction" and "frustrations" when booking flights with Ryanair due to the carrier's online booking verification process that requires... Read More
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Will New York’s STR rules set stricter standard for travel?
By Derek Catron | August 28, 2023
Airbnb calls new rules a de facto ban against short-term rentals, but others see a sign of what may be coming for the sector.   Read More
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Archer secures $215M investment for eVTOL development
By Derek Catron | August 15, 2023
The company also announced its Midnight aircraft received FAA certification, an important step on its path to commercial operations in 2025. Read More
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After successful test, SITA and Indicio accelerate digital travel ID
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2023
Following a pilot in Aruba, SITA and Indicio are expanding their work on decentralized identity solutions that enable passengers to create a digital version of their passport that is stored in a mobile... Read More
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Want green travel? Add competition to high-speed rail lines
By Derek Catron | July 20, 2023
A report from SilverRail shows a surge in rail use on high-speed routes where there is increased competition to hold down costs.   Read More
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Short-term rentals see value in what they do for travel
By Derek Catron | July 11, 2023
Panelists at Phocuswright Europe 2023 tout boost to local economies, variety and value of their hospitality offers.   Read More
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Online travel platforms escape digital gatekeeper list
By Linda Fox | July 4, 2023
The European Commission published the first list of companies that consider themselves potential gatekeepers today. Read More
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Transport experts discuss multimodal dream, super apps, short-haul flights ban
By Derek Catron | June 23, 2023
The panel discussion at Phocuswright Europe also spoke about air taxis and the challenges of connecting travelers on the “last mile” of their journey.   Read More
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Visa wait times remain top concern at U.S. travel conference
By Johanna Jainchill – Travel Weekly | May 31, 2023
A meeting between destination leaders and officials from the State Department at U.S. Travel’s annual IPW conference is giving travel leaders hope that the backlog on long visa wait times will soon be... Read More
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Buttigieg warns airlines that a summer mess “can't happen again”
By Robert Silk – Travel Weekly | May 25, 2023
DOT secretary Pete Buttigieg said the Department of Transportation is ready to hold airlines' feet to the fire if this summer brings another "unacceptable" level of cancellations and delay rates. Read More
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U.S. travel group urges funding to avoid airport chaos repeat
By Derek Catron | April 26, 2023
 The U.S. Travel Association is calling for infrastructure and technology investments, along with workforce development for air traffic controllers, pilots and other aviation workers.   Read More