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Phocuswright Europe 2022: Hot topics for hospitality
By PhocusWire | May 20, 2022
Executives from three of Europe's top hotel groups gather on Center Stage at Phocuswright Europe to discuss the industry's challenges, opportunities and outlook.... Read More
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WTTC calls on governments to introduce a digital travel portal
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2022
In a new report, the WTTC outlines how governments can implement a digital travel portal to check a traveler’s health status prior to traveling.... Read More
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Hotels develop VR "twins" as first step into metaverse
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2022
Hotels are beginning to develop virtual representations of their physical properties, which will eventually live in the metaverse and support sales and marketing.... Read More
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Surf Air Mobility takes SPAC route to market
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
Surf Air mobility will also acquire Southern Airways Corporation, with the deal expected to complete at the same time as the proposed merger.... Read More
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Despegar posts second quarter of profitability as demand recovers
By Jill Menze | May 19, 2022
The Latin American online travel company reports adjusted EBITDA of $12.3 million for the period ending March 31, 2022.... Read More
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Grab outperforms guidance with growth across all business units
By Mitra Sorrells | May 19, 2022
Mobility and delivery brand Grab posts revenue in the first quarter of $228 million, a 6% increase compared to the same period in 2021.... Read More
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American Airlines plans experience enhancements via cloud partnership
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
The carrier plans to use the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to boost its digital transformation program.... Read More
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NoMo claims U.S. first with NFT hotel stays
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
The property believes it's the first hotel in the U.S. to enable guests to book stays via blockchain technology.... Read More
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Bob W begins M&A ramp up, acquires Estonishing Stay
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2022
Estonia-based Estonishing Stay, which launched in 2019, adds to Bob W’s existing portfolio of rentals across Europe.... Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2022: The inside scoop from investors
By PhocusWire | May 18, 2022
At Phocuswright Europe, three of the industry’s leading investment professionals will discuss the current and future outlook for travel funding.... Read More
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Amex GBT reports large client travel demand accelerating
By Michael B. Baker - BTN | May 17, 2022
For Q1 2022, Amex GBT reported $350 million in revenue, up 179% compared with the first quarter of 2021 and half of pre-pandemic levels in 2019.... Read More
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Marriott debuts media network in partnership with Yahoo
By Jill Menze | May 17, 2022
Using Marriott guest data, advertisers on the network will be able to target travelers via the hotel chain’s website and app - and eventually in-room TVs.... Read More
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Travel fintech momentum builds as industry looks to boost revenue
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2022
Travel companies plan to equal or increase investment in fintech products and services this year.... Read More
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HomeToGo updates 2022 outlook amid continued growth
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2022
HomeToGo attributes continued growth to customer acquisition and retention as well as technology.... Read More
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Miami airport enables largest use of biometric tech in U.S.
By Mitra Sorrells | May 17, 2022
Miami International Airport is rolling out SITA's biometric boarding system for international flights at all of its more than 130 gates.... Read More