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News / Online
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
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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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Connect-EZ provides in-app calling for travelers
By Kathryn Walson | January 27, 2023
Founded in 2020, the London-based company aims to make it easier for travelers to communicate with... Read More
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News / Online
Viadi Group acquires majority interest in WhereToStay.com
By Kathryn Walson | January 27, 2023
The WhereToStay.com team will continue to operate from its Texas headquarters, with support from... Read More
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News / Online
eDreams sets up tech hub in Milan
By Linda Fox | January 26, 2023
The Barcelona-based business already has development centers across Europe in cities including Madrid,... Read More
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News / Technology
SITA partners with Zamna to digitize travel processes
By Kathryn Walson | January 26, 2023
Airlines and airports benefit from reduced processing times and less infrastructure needed to process... Read More
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January 31, 2023
Plusgrade acquires UpStay to expand ancillary revenue solutions
Founded in 2009, Montreal-based Plusgrade says it has more than 200 airline, hospitality, cruise, rail... Read More