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  • Travel Management Companies Finally See Upgrades to Payment Technology

    Much of the talk around so-called New Distribution Capability focuses on business travelers. Airlines, looking to implement a system that often gives them more control, are providing travelers access ...


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    https://skift.com/2019/09/20/travel-management-companies-finally-see-upgrades-to-payment-technology/2209
  • Last day to enter the Business Travel Awards

    The deadline for the 2020 Business Travel Awards is midnight tonight (20 September), meaning this is your last chance to submit those all-important entries.The business travel industry’s biggest...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/less-than-a-week-left-to-enter-the-business-travel-awards/2211
  • Click Travel to trial new IATA settlement system

    Click Travel and British Airways have been selected to trial the International Air Transport Association’s new ‘Settlement with Orders’ solution, which is designed to simplify the ma...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/click-travel-to-trial-new-iata-settlement-system/2206
  • Concur Travel integrates Lufthansa and BA NDC content

    Corporates and their TMCs using Concur Travel can now ‘turn on’  content from Lufthansa and British Airways, according to SAP Concur.The company said it has been “working dilige...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/concur-travel-integrates-lufthansa-and-ba-ndc-content/2207
  • Expedia Becomes Exclusive Distributor of Marriott Wholesale Rates

    Expedia Group and Marriott International announced Tuesday the online travel platform will become the exclusive distributor of the hotel giant’s wholesale rates, availability, and content to a n...


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    https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Expedia-Becomes-Exclusive-Distributor-of-Marriott-Wholesale-Rates2203
  • AvantStay locks in $20M in funding, looks to expand short-term rental portfolio

    AvantStay, a specialist in short-term rentals for groups, has announced $20 million in Series A funding.The round was led by 3L Capital with Bullpen Capital, Convivialite Ventures, F-Prime Capital and...


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    https://www.phocuswire.com/AvantStay-funding-20M2204
  • Singapore Airlines to expand NDC programme

    Sabre Corporation has announced a collaboration with Singapore Airlines for the expansion of the carrier’s NDCNew Distribution Capability - a new system of technology standards to allow the dist...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/singapore-airlines-to-expand-ndc-programme/2196
  • Arbitrip adds price monitoring feature

    Hotel booking platform Arbitrip has launched a new price monitoring feature that automatically re-books rooms if the rate has decreased.The company offers the service as a free, built-in feature. Once...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/arbitrip-adds-price-monitoring-feature/2197
  • Thomas Cook announces partnership with G Adventures and G Touring

    Thomas Cook has appointed G Adventures and G Touring as its new Thomas Cook Tours partner. With more than 90 years of combined experience in the touring sector, G Adventures and G Touring’s Trav...


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    https://www.traveldailymedia.com/thomas-cook-announces-partnership-with-g-adventures-and-g-touring/2193

EVENTS

Conferences

Social Media in Travel

SOCIAL MEDIA IN TRAVEL

September 24-24, 2019
ABTA's practical introductory one-day seminar has been designed specifically for tour operators and travel agents. The event will deliver comprehensive guidance on the opportunities and challenges of social media for travel. Get practical advice on advertising, selling, creating content and meas...

Tourism Symposium 2019

TOURISM SYMPOSIUM 2019

September 23-24, 2019
This year’s symposium will examine tourism product innovation and destination management in the public and private sectors with case studies from diverse destinations and perspectives from policymakers informing every session. Topics will include transport strategy, urban design, public value ...

The Tourism Society Symposium 2019

THE TOURISM SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2019

September 23-24, 2019
This year’s symposium will examine tourism product innovation and destination management in the public and private sectors with case-studies from diverse destinations and perspectives from policymakers informing every session. Topics will include transport strategy, urban design, public value ...

THE SOCIAL TRAVEL  SUMMIT

THE SOCIAL TRAVEL SUMMIT

September 24-25, 2019
The  Social Travel Summit is where the world’s leading online travel influencers and travel  industry decision-makers meet to share, learn and develop best practices and collaborative success in travel marketing and publishing.

Travel Industry Exchange

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EXCHANGE

September 18-20, 2019
Welcome to Travel Industry Exchange — the next revolution in travel education and the #1 event for specialization.Organized by the publishers of Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines, Travel Industry Exchange is the leading one-to-one event with a product-focused conference, creatin...

International Conference On Tourism Management & Related Issues

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM MANAGEMENT & RELATED ISSUES

September 19-20, 2019
International Conference On Tourism Management & Related Issues provides the information to the relating to Hospitality management, Destination management & marketing, Congress management, MICE, Air transportation management, Antecedents of tourism collaboration, Archaeological sites managem...

Travel mart latinamerica

TRAVEL MART LATINAMERICA

September 18-20, 2019
Buyers are Tour Operators, Wholesalers, and other companies/organizations that can “contract and book” Group, FIT, and any type of special interest travel from global markets including USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific.Suppliers representing hotels, airlines, receptive ope...

TravelMart LatinAmerica

TRAVELMART LATINAMERICA

September 18-20, 2019
This travel mart provides a base for the buyers and suppliers of travel products and services in Central and South America.

 

Webinars

OCT 01, 2019 | 9:00 AM
LET'S TALK ABOUT NEW TRIPS FOR 2020!
Join Central & Western USA's PGM, Carolyn Okon, to talk about Intrepid Groups new and top trips for 2020!
NOV 04, 2019 | 9:00 am
LET'S TALK ABOUT TOP TRIPS FOR THE US AND CANADA!
Join Central & Western USA's PGM, Carolyn Okon, to talk about Intrepid Groups MOST popular trips in North America!
NOV 15, 2019 | 6:30 PM
LONDON 2019: TRAVEL INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR
Have the travel bug, but not sure where to go? Join us with this informational webinar about London 2019. This is a trip of a lifetime! Walk through a tentative schedule, witness beautiful pictures of all the amazing activities and get questions answered! We will talk about traveling, expe...
NOV 20, 2019 | 3:00 PM
THE STATE OF THE AMERICAN TRAVELER: SPECIAL EDITION 2019
The State of the American Traveler, offers an in depth look at American leisure travelers. Developed specifically for the needs of Destination Marketing Organizations, this groundbreaking American travel research delves into the behaviors and perceptions of American travelers, including le...
DEC 11, 2019 | 11:00 am
A JOURNEY THROUGH GREECE
This webinar has been created especially for travel agents, travel counsellors and travel managers based in the U.S.A., to directly connect with Greek tourism professionals. Greek tourism suppliers will include hoteliers, travel agents, restaurants, tour operators and activity providers wh...
DEC 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm
MEET THE GREEKS
This webinar has been created especially for American travel agents, travel counsellors and travel managers to directly connect with Greek tourism professionals.Greek tourism suppliers will include hoteliers, travel agents, restaurants, tour operators and activity providers who will presen...

SELL EVERYWHERE USING DIFFERENT BOOKING TOOLS
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Imagine being able to sell and take bookings wherever you are, in your office, through your agents and partners, and when you are out and about. Using booking tools that allow you to take bookings on-the-go can mean the freedom you always wished you had. It can also help you boost over-the...
DISCOVER JAPAN 2018
Discover Japan 2018: Webinar on Tourism in Japan and our Japan 2018 Tours. Learn how to sell Japan tours and the current trends in traveling to Japan.
THE CTC, A MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
Do you have what it takes to be an effective manager? Do you have the skills that employers look for when they make decisions on who to promote? Everyday business changes like converting from one GDS system to another, negotiating supplier contracts or working on developing a cohesive team...
LIVING WITH A HOST FAMILY: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO WEBINAR
This informational webinar hosted by Greenheart Travel program manager, Megan Arzbaecher, and high school programs director, Hope Pavich, will help you best prepare to live with a host family abroad BEFORE you go!
SELLING THE WORLD'S RIVERS
River Cruising is one of the hottest markets in travel. Exploration, culinary excellence, local guides and spectacular views are all part of today's experience. Join Travel Weekly, TravelAge West and leaders from leading river cruise companies to hear the new itineraries, destination u...
LOS CABOS TODAY!
Join Travel Weekly and the Los Cabos Tourism Board for exciting news on the trendiest beach destination in Mexico. We'll update you on upcoming hotel openings, revolutionary gastronomic experiences, and thrilling activities!

RESOURCES

There is one segment of the travel industry whose growth will be slowed only by its capacity: cruising. And the reasons are really quite simple: the product is priced inclusively; guests typically awa...

Many cultural communities lack the convenience and services of big cities while holding enormous tourism potential. Moreover, the access to healthcare, financial services and others is often very limi...

In a journey that covered more than 15,000 miles traversing the backroads and byways of Turkey, Robyn Eckhardt and David Hagerman, author and photographer of the award-winning Eating Asia blog, went a...

We could’ve come up with 50 reasons why you should be a travel agent, that’s how rewarding and unique this career path is! But instead, we scoped the best 10 reasons that agents’ job...

Johnny Jet (real name: John DiScala) is the expert and blogger behind the eponymous site JohnnyJet.com, and appears on Forbes' list of Top 10 travel influencers. He flies an average of 150,00 mile...

Today’s digital business traveler wants one thing above all: self-service. Travelers want the freedom to handle parts of their journey themselves – from downloading digital boarding passes...

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland with a population of just over 120 000 people. As far as European capital cities go, it is tiny – but that means that 48 hours in Reykjavik i...

Vietnam is indisputably one of the most intoxicating places on the planet. More than 10 million travellers visited Vietnam in 2016 for its history, beautiful landscapes, and yummy Vietnamese food! Our...

From outdoor ice-skating rinks, sporadic snowfall and Christmas markets with plenty of heart-warming traditional food (you must try the German sausages) and handmade gifts, there is an outpouring of a...