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Japan latest country to book first NDC-hosted air ticket
By Kevin May | February 20, 2019
Tokyo-based travel agency F-ness issued the Lufthansa air ticket using a platform developed by Verteil Direct Connect. Read More
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Egencia adds hotel chat, package booking features to business travel platform
Egencia adds hotel chat, package booking features to business travel platform
By Jill Menze | February 20, 2019
Egencia is rolling out platform updates to benefit both business travelers and travel managers. Read More
News | Online
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
By Gaurav Singh - RateGain  | February 19, 2019
The industry should do more to give hoteliers a seamless end-to-end experience for them to distribute their rooms, with a lot less work. Read More
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Chinese web giants come together to make travel "smarter"
Chinese web giants come together to make travel "smarter"
By Kevin May | February 19, 2019
Two of China's biggest digital brands - Baidu and Ctrip - are collaborating in a bid to develop "intelligent tourism" in the country. Read More
News | Technology
China series part 3 startups
China, part 3: The state of the travel startup ecosystem
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2019
William Bao Bean of SOSV, Lio Chen of Plug & Play and Margaret Feng of Ctrip's Oasis Lab talk to us about China's startup ecosystem. Read More
News | Startups
Four notable trends and stories impacting the airline sector right now
Four notable trends and stories impacting the airline sector right now
By Phocuswright Research  | February 18, 2019
A look at the four most notable trends and stories that are impacting the U.S. airline segment in 2019. Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
Sounding Off: Digitalization can help remove mafia tag from tours and activities
By PhocusWire | February 15, 2019
Removing manual process (such as cash) and historic (perhaps unfair) relationships between supplier and the concierge as intermediary should ultimately benefit the consumer. Read More
Interview | Online
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of alignment with hotelier’s best interests Read More
Opinion | Technology
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
Hilton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channel
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2019
Hilton boosted its loyalty program by 14 million members in 2018 and continues to focus on direct relationships. Read More
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Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?
Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?
By Sam Weston - 80 Days  | February 14, 2019
Breaking down what the recent rulings mean for the web intermediary and hotel ecosystem - and which player can capitalize. Read More
Opinion | Online
Lyft, Amex GBT and more executive moves...
Lyft, Amex GBT and more executive moves...
By PhocusWire | February 14, 2019
In today’s wrap-up of news in brief… Lyft poaches from Uber... Kiwi.com creates new role... Amex GBT bets on digital... Read More
Notated News | Online
TripAdvisor full year earnings 2018
TripAdvisor credits “reinvigorated” hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2019
TripAdvisor reports improved hotel segment profitability and growing experiences and restaurants for 2018 financial results. Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
WEBINAR REPLAY! Going beyond NDC: A Q&A with Sabre and partners
By Kevin May | February 12, 2019
Join Sabre and our industry-leading airline and agency partners as we discuss how we’re implementing NDC solutions in our organizations and collaborating across segments and regions to ensure collective... Read More
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Six dirty truths about tours, activities and attractions
Six dirty truths about tours, activities and attractions
By Douglas Quinby - Arival  | February 12, 2019
Avoiding the PR headlines and focusing on what’s real and what really matters to creators and sellers of tours, activities and attractions. Read More
Opinion | Online
Secret Escapes buys into Ireland with the acquisition of Empathy Marketing
Secret Escapes buys into Ireland with the acquisition of Empathy Marketing
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2019
Secret Escapes is expanding its presence to Ireland with the acquisition of the company behind Pigsback, TheDiningRoom and LuxuryBreaks. Read More
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