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Travelport returns corporate travel tech Locomote to original founders
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2020
The company originally announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Australia-based Locomote in August 2014, ahead of its IPO in late-September of the same year. Read More
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Travel spending in the U.S. ticks up, led by alternative lodging
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2020
Cardlytics, a platform that says it has insight into half of all U.S. card swipes, says travel spending is rebounding after bottoming out in April. Read More
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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains. Read More
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Hotel distribution post-pandemic - How not to throw caution to the wind
Hotel distribution post-pandemic - How not to throw caution to the wind
By Nir Dupler - Fornova | June 29, 2020
With travel now opening up at a tethering pace after months of no demand, the hospitality industry is in survival mode. Shaving costs swiftly and effectively is the need of the hour.  Read More
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Tripadvisor quietly tests consumer-to-travel agent service Reco
Tripadvisor quietly tests consumer-to-travel agent service Reco
By Kevin May | June 26, 2020
The service works on both desktop and via a smartphone app for Apple devices, giving travelers access to a portfolio of agents for a $199 fee each time. Read More
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Sabre indicates "modest" recovery signs but air bookings still slammed
Sabre indicates "modest" recovery signs but air bookings still slammed
By Kevin May | June 25, 2020
"The environment remains uncertain, with reductions in airline capacity and a volatile macro environment," Sabre says in an unscheduled update to investors this week. Read More
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Road trips become a big option for travel sellers
Road trips become a big option for travel sellers
By Kevin May | June 22, 2020
Travel Compositor's "Routing" platform was created in two months and allows users to add and book services along a particular road trip, all with a single payment point. Read More
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Accelya swoops in to buy Farelogix
Accelya swoops in to buy Farelogix
By Kevin May | June 16, 2020
Accelya has pounced to buy Farelogix just six weeks after Sabre pulled out an existing plan to acquire the company, first announced in November 2018 and for $360 million. No terms are... Read More
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REPORT: COVID-19 Hotel Forecast - Toronto
REPORT: COVID-19 Hotel Forecast - Toronto
By PhocusWire | June 11, 2020
Toronto hoteliers are being relatively disciplined with their rate discounting – not panicking by resorting to fire sale tactics in a futile effort to spur demand. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2020
SION officially launched in May but has decided to provide the service free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
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Travelport secures $500M financing round, with further funds available
Travelport secures $500M financing round, with further funds available
The "affiliates" of Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital have committed to support the company and also made available a further $500 million. Read More
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Travel group joins calls for Google and Facebook to help brands through crisis
By Linda Fox | June 5, 2020
Companies say Facebook and Google have participated in the returns but have so far not been prepared to share the pain brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
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Sabre realigns business units amid 800 layoffs
Sabre realigns business units amid 800 layoffs
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | June 5, 2020
Further details about the organization and its leadership team will be announced in July, when a new structure goes into place. Read More
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NDC in a post-coronavirus world of airline distribution, part 2
NDC in a post-coronavirus world of airline distribution, part 2
By Paul Byrne - OpenJaw Technologies | June 5, 2020
Travel distribution transformation will accelerate as airlines begin to recover from the crisis. Why is this? Read More
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NDC in a post-coronavirus world of airline distribution, part 1
NDC in a post-coronavirus world of airline distribution, part 1
By Paul Byrne - OpenJaw Technologies | June 3, 2020
As we all work our way through the ramification of the impact of COVID-19, we can now see how fear of catching the virus could hamper the travel industry’s recovery for years. Read More
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