Offline Travel Agency

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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
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News / Distribution
Moving beyond the PNR in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The corporate travel landscape could see significant change if plug and play micro-services gain traction, according to some travel buyers, managers tech suppliers. Read More
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2021
A panel at ATPCO's recent event looks at how as cross-border travel picks up and airlines and channels vie for customers, many are accelerating efforts to modernize their customer experience. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
All roads lead to SaaS in travel
By George Dumitru - WBE.travel | October 18, 2021
Ever since online travel became a thing when the internet took off in the late 1990s, the industry has been evolving in line with changes elsewhere - traveler trends, global events, enterprise and... Read More
The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
From Our Partners / Distribution
The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
By Mark Chesnut | October 6, 2021
In a perfectly connected world, it would be easy to create and sell airline itineraries that include connections between multiple carriers, even if they don't have interline or codeshare agreements. Read More
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Event / Technology
Evolution of Software-as-a-Service in travel: from “nice-to-have” to “need”
October 4 2021
In the necessary search for the most suitable tech model for their business, travel professionals encounter countless issues when comparing software solutions. On Demand
Hotels can afford to be greedy as 2021 enters its final quarter
Opinion / Distribution
Hotels can afford to be greedy as 2021 enters its final quarter
By Carolyn Corda - Adara | October 4, 2021
Predictable travel behaviors of the past are no longer and hotel marketers have formed a habit of attracting the bookings that they can in the short term, in case something changes in the future for the... Read More
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News / Technology
Cover Genius secures $72M for global expansion bid
By Kevin May | September 29, 2021
The Australia-based company got backing for the Series C round from Sompo Holdings, which led the investment. G Squared and existing investors also participated. Read More
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Event / Distribution
Opening up a new world of modern retailing in travel
September 28 2021
What role will technologies like NDC play in this transformation of airline distribution? Should we accelerate, start or stop NDC? On Demand
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From Our Partners / Distribution
Discover how to track worldwide recovery and spot early signs of demand
By Nadine Böttcher - OTA insight | September 22, 2021
Despite hoteliers across the globe eager to capitalize on recovery efforts, strategic decision-making is more difficult in a post-pandemic world than ever before. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
What's next for NDC: Content investment and innovation
By Adam Knights - ATPI | September 15, 2021
NDC might be viewed as a quiet storm that TMCs must prepare for as part of their role in offering content from multiple airline sources. Read More
SiteMinder secures $74M funding round, plots public listing
News / Distribution
SiteMinder secures $74M funding round, plots public listing
September 14, 2021
Existing shareholders AustralianSuper and equity funds managed by BlackRock, Ellerston Capital and Pendal Group have also participated. Read More
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News / Distribution
The hurdles in the way of NDC critical mass
By Linda Fox | September 13, 2021
Amadeus says there will be a number of years of transition before NDC gets to critical mass. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel innovation "faceoff" brands unveiled for Business Travel Show
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2021
The companies will present their services in series of head-to-head battles at the in person event, which takes place later this month. Read More
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News / Online
UATP partners with BitPay to enable cryptocurrency payments for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | September 8, 2021
UATP merchants will be able to accept payment in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethererum, Litecoin and six other popular cryptocurrencies. Read More