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  • Travelstart takes over rival Jumia Travel, plans to tap new customers

    Nigerian-based digital retailer Jumia is offloading its fledgling travel business to South African online travel agency Travelstart. Under the conditions of the distribution and commercial agreement, ...


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    https://www.phocuswire.com/travelstart-jumia-travel-africa3362
  • Egencia Launches Emissions Tracking Tool

    A new tool from Egencia enables the travel management company's corporate clients to track carbon emissions from trips and use that data to help reduce the carbon footprint of their travel program...


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    https://www.businesstravelnews.com/Technology/Egencia-Launches-Emissions-Tracking-Tool3364
  • BTA partners with Global Secure Accreditation

    The Business Travel Association (BTA) has announced a partnership with Global Secure Accreditation (GSA), an independent system of hotel security certification. GSA uses an independent assessment proc...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/bta-partners-with-global-secure-accreditation/3361
  • Hotelbeds and easyJet holidays ink partnership

    Hotelbeds has entered into a partnership with the all-new easyJet holidays. Hotelbeds has signed a strategic five-year accommodation supplier agreement with easyJet holidays that will feature handpick...


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    https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2019/12/hotelbeds-and-easyjet-holidays-ink-partnership/3360
  • easyJet signs four-year exclusive deal with CarTrawler

    CarTrawler, a B2B travel technology company, announces their appointment as exclusive online car rental provider to easyJet. The four-year deal means easyJet will now offer customers unrivalled access...


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    https://www.traveldailynews.com/post/easyjet-signs-four-year-exclusive-deal-with-cartrawler3358
  • Expedia CEO and CFO step down from company with immediate effect

    Expedia Group’s CEO Mark Okerstrom and CFO Alan Pickerill have resigned at the request of the company’s board of directors. Okerstrom also stepped down as a member of the board. Each of th...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/expedia-ceo-and-cfo-step-down-from-company-with-immediate-effect/3357
  • Travel Tuesday Cheap airfares hotel deals, cruises

    It’s Travel Tuesday on Dec. 3 as online shoppers who spent a record $9.2 billion on Cyber Monday look to save on airfares, hotels and cruises. Alaska Airlines: Book 21 days from departure throug...


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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/travel-tuesday-cheap-airfares-hotel-deals-cruises/ar-BBXGXj33355
  • Travelport steps up NDC roll-out in Asia-Pacific with ‘live’ Qantas bookings

    Travelport has processed live bookings of Qantas’s NDC content via its Trip Services API. These follow a series of “live NDC test bookings” made in the past few months. The agency pa...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/travelport-steps-up-ndc-roll-out-in-asia-pacific-with-live-qantas-bookings/3352
  • BCD Travel maintains sustainability rating

    BCD Travel has earned a gold rating in an independent assessment measuring its sustainability performance for the fourth consecutive year. With the rating, the TMC. says it is in the top 1 per cent of...


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    https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/bcd-travel-maintains-sustainability-rating/3353

EVENTS

Conferences

SiriusDecisions 2019 Technology Exchange

SIRIUSDECISIONS 2019 TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE

December 09-11, 2019
The drive for growth never ceases for b-to-b organizations, and more than ever technology is at the centre of enabling that progress. Gone are the days however when a disparate, disconnected set of platforms strewn across sales, marketing an product can serve the organization effectively. An aligned...

5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality

5TH WORLD RESEARCH SUMMIT FOR TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

December 13-16, 2019
The 5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality provides an interactive, dynamic, and shared international platform for academics and practitioners to discuss how to enhance research applications and knowledge management through digital intelligence, connectivity and smart knowledgein a ch...

USA China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue

USA CHINA TOURISM RESEARCH SUMMIT AND INDUSTRY DIALOGUE

December 17-17, 2019
The USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue will provide the attendees with the opportunity to gain insights into developing trends in the hospitality and tourism industry in China, understanding the impacts of trade talks, strategies and techniques mutually beneficial for both econo...

25th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism

25TH ANNUAL GRADUATE EDUCATION AND GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

January 03-05, 2020
Welcome to the 25th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism hosted by the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.  The conference will take place Friday, January 3, 2020 through Sunday, January 5, 202...

International Annual Conference on the Travel and Sustainable Tourism for Peace and Development

INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE TRAVEL AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

December 09-09, 2019
International Annual Conference on the Travel and Sustainable Tourism for Peace and Development is a platform for local and regional actors of different countries, thematic Actors by disciplines, regional or national federations, thematic Federations, by disciplines, and large Institutions of Touris...

International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS

December 05-07, 2019
International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems aims to improve the quality of life of people through the development of technology and advances in the field of tourism and social sciences. ICOTTS provides a platform to the researchers, scientists, and analysts from various fields and ...

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference

GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CONFERENCE

December 04-07, 2019
The GSTC2019 Global Conference will bring together international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable tourism; including public sector, hotels, tour operators, academia, development agencies, NGOs, consultants, and more.

INSPIRE

INSPIRE '19

December 03-04, 2019
INSPIRE is an immersive experience for owners, operators, professionals, designers, and leaders looking to drive growth for their career and company in the luxury hospitality industry.

 

Webinars

DEC 10, 2019 | 02:00 PM
MAGNIFY YOUR POTENTIAL: HOW TO TAKE YOU TRAVEL AGENCY BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN 2020
The travel industry is evolving quicker than ever before. With increasingly more informed travelers, changing consumer preferences and digitalization accelerating, travel advisors and SME agencies are changing the way they do business. Travelers want personalization and more - more options...
DEC 10, 2019 | 11:00 AM
DELIVERING TO TRAVEL STAKEHOLDERS
Over its relatively short career as a business function, travel management has lived in many places in the organization. First, it was the CEO’s office, then HR, then operations and more recently procurement, as cost-savings became a travel management priority. Now, all those former ...
DEC 10, 2019 | 03:00 PM
CORPORATE TRAVEL PAYMENTS: WHAT’S COMING IN 2020 AND BEYOND?
Advito is partnering with UK-based consulting firm Edgar Dunn & Company to facilitate two webinar sessions on the future of corporate travel payments. Edgar Dunn & Company Principal Gregoire Toussaint will join Advito’s Mario Kriebel to discuss the payment issues and topics t...
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...
DEC 11, 2019 | 02:00 PM
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ASTA MEMBERSHIP
Join the ASTA membership team for this interactive webinar that will get you acclimated to your membership. We will show you how to maximize your ASTA affiliation, showing you how to navigate the resources, tools and programs that are now at your fingertips. We want to make this as persona...

SELL EVERYWHERE USING DIFFERENT BOOKING TOOLS
Sponsored
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...