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News / Online
Flight Centre Travel Group to acquire Scott Dunn to tap luxury markets
By Kathryn Walson | February 2, 2023
Founded in 1986, Scott Dunn has 200 full-time employees, and its two main markets are the United... Read More
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News / Startups
UnTours Foundation plans $10M investment for better tourism future
By Linda Fox | February 2, 2023
The foundation's partners include Expedia Group, TUI Care Foundation, Adventure Travel Trade... Read More
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News / Online
Mondee gains foothold in Brazil with Orinter acquisition
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2023
Mondee, which went public via special purpose acquisition company in July 2022, sees Brazil as a... Read More
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News / Technology
Traveler well-being and the shift to purposeful business travel
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2023
Three years from the start of the pandemic, there is talk beyond safety to more of a focus on traveler... Read More
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Plusgrade acquires UpStay to expand ancillary revenue solutions
By Kathryn Walson | January 31, 2023
Founded in 2009, Montreal-based Plusgrade says it has more than 200 airline, hospitality, cruise, rail... Read More
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Survey finds travel loyalty programs fall short of consumer expectations
By Kathryn Walson | January 31, 2023
The report, based on surveys conducted late last year, points to four key areas in which loyalty... Read More
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News / Startups
Expedia Group kicks off startup accelerator focused on underserved travelers
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
Startups selected for the accelerator, announced in September 2022, will spend the next five months... Read More
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News / Technology
Airlines plan tech investment boost to drive efficiency
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
The latest SITA report on aviation technology reveals investment priorities including cybersecurity... Read More
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News / Online
New efforts spotlight sustainability in rentals
By Kathryn Walson | January 31, 2023
While the hotel industry is awash in sustainability certifications, there is a dearth of them in the... Read More
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EaseMyTrip acquires majority stake in hotel booking business cheQin
By Linda Fox | January 27, 2023
The deal strengthens EaseMyTrip’s hotel channels and puts it in a “great position to give its... Read More
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