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    EXPEDIA GROUP FULLY ACQUIRES CANADASTAYS TO BOOST VACATION RENTAL PRESENCE UP NORTH

    Aug 22, 2019

    Expedia Group has fully acquired CanadaStays, a Canadian vacation rental marketplace the travel brand has had a strategic partnership with since 2015.Full terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Expedia Group says it has fully acquired all shares of CanadaStays stock it did not already own.Ca...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21482148

    TRAVELPORT DEVELOPS BLOCKCHAIN FOR HOTEL COMMISSION RECONCILIATION

    Aug 22, 2019

    Travelport has partnered with IBM Services, BCD Travel and major hotel chains to develop a blockchain solution to enhance the hotel commission reconciliation process for corporates.The technology aims to optimise hotel commission processing on a distributed ledger by managing reconciliation, trackin...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21492149

    INFLIGHT VR LOOKS TO FRESH FUNDING TO BRING MORE TRAVEL COMPANIES ON BOARD

    Aug 21, 2019

    Inflight VR has brought in €2.5 million in funding, bringing the total raised to more than €4 million.The Germany-based startup plans to use the injection to bring its technology to further customers in travel as well as generate data around content performance and user behavior.The fundin...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21502150

    BRAND USA CELEBRATES DESTINATION STORYTELLING AT ESTO 2019

    Aug 21, 2019

    Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the US, announced winners of the first-ever Brand USA Video Storytelling Award during the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organization (ESTO) Destination Day. Christopher L. Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA presented the awards to represe...

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    CTM SEES BIG EARNINGS GROWTH

    Aug 21, 2019

    Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has reported  solid earnings growth, with net profit increasing 12 per cent year-on-year.The global TMCTravel Management Company: An agency which manages business travel for a company. saw total transaction value increase 30 per cent to AUS$6.46 billion in the ...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21462146

    MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES IN ENGLAND SEE GREATEST INCREASE IN VISITORS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Museums and art galleries in England have witnessed the most significant growth in visitor numbers last year. Visits to England’s attractions rose by 2% in 2018 with revenue up 2% on the previous year. This was revealed by VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey.The survey, which consid...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21442144

    TURKEY NAMED SIXTH MOST VISITED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN 2018 BY UNWTO

    Aug 20, 2019

    UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has announced that Turkey was the sixth most visited destination in the world in the year 2018 with 46 million visitors.The UNs travel arm has released its latest figures detailing the movement of tourists around the world in 2018. Last year, 1.4 billion holiday...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21402140

    NAMIBIA SEES RISE IN UK TOURISTS FOR WILDLIFE TRAVEL

    Aug 20, 2019

    Namibia Tourism Board has revealed findings from a research on the UK outbound market which shows 33% of UK visitors to the country booked their visit via a travel agent and 33% via a tour operator.The report titled  Long Haul Traveller Perceptions of Namibia  was carried out by Acorn Tour...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21412141

    MARKETERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DATA SCIENTISTS

    Aug 20, 2019

    Over the past decade, the rise of Data-Driven Marketing and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) have both followed steep trajectories, and that’s no coincidence. After all, the best ABM programs are the ones built on rich data and insights. However, the meteoric rise of data-fueled ABM has had an un...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21692169

    HOLIDAY EXTRAS GROUP AND DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AIRPORT INK PACT FOR EXPANSION PLAN

    Aug 19, 2019

    Holiday Extras, the UK-based company with a focus on travel extras such as airport parking, transfers and travel insurance has joined forces with Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to install cutting-edge parking optimisation technology to manage the growing demand for customer carparking.This invest...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21362136

    LUXURY ESCAPES LAUNCHES ‘EXPERIENCES’ PLATFORM FOR TRAVELLERS IN ASIA

    Aug 19, 2019

    Australian travel deals company Luxury Escapes has announced the launch of its new category-leading product, Experiences. Building on the e-commerce platforms extensive partnerships with some of the worlds best known and loved travel brands, it will offer a curated collection of handpicked, in-desti...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21372137

    MELBOURNE EXPECTS TO ATTRACT 600,000 CULTURAL TOURISTS

    Aug 19, 2019

    The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday.White Night Reimagined will showcase art across the city, transforming Birrarung M...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21382138

TRENDING NEWS


    TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES FINALLY SEE UPGRADES TO PAYMENT TECHNOLOGY

    Sep 20, 2019

    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 to lower rates and package deals through the new technology. Meanwhile, critics are examining how ai...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22092209

    AMERICAN EXPRESS GBT PICKS NEW CEO TO LEAD TECH GROWTH

    Sep 20, 2019

    American Express Global Business Travel announced Paul Abbott as the company’s new CEO, a sign that it plans to focus more aggressively on tech development.Abbott, who currently serves as chief commercial officer of global account services for American Express, will replace CEO Doug Anderson o...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22102210

    LAST DAY TO ENTER THE BUSINESS TRAVEL AWARDS

    Sep 20, 2019

    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 and best awards ceremony will be hitting a quarter of a century in style, and we’ll be lookin...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22112211

    CLICK TRAVEL TO TRIAL NEW IATA SETTLEMENT SYSTEM

    Sep 19, 2019

    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 management of payments.The new B2B settlement system is an extension to and uses IATA’s  an...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22062206

    CONCUR TRAVEL INTEGRATES LUFTHANSA AND BA NDC CONTENT

    Sep 19, 2019

    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 diligently” with Lufthansa Group airlines using Smart Offer, BA, Travelfusion, Farelogix and several...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22072207

    AIRBNB WILL INVEST $25M IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SMALL BUSINESSES

    Sep 19, 2019

    Airbnb is launching a community investment program with an initial $25 million to support affordable homeownership, small businesses and the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County.The company says if the pilot program is succes...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22082208

    EXPEDIA BECOMES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR OF MARRIOTT WHOLESALE RATES

    Sep 18, 2019

    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 network of global travel provider, marking an industry first.Redistributors such as bed banks, online...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22032203

    AVANTSTAY LOCKS IN $20M IN FUNDING, LOOKS TO EXPAND SHORT-TERM RENTAL PORTFOLIO

    Sep 18, 2019

    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 Zeno Ventures also participating.Los Angeles, U.S.-based AvantStay plans to expand its portfolio of...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22042204

    TRAVELPERK APPOINTS CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

    Sep 18, 2019

    Business travel platform TravelPerk has appointed Ross McNairn as chief product officer as the company continues to develop its product offering.McNairn brings with him front-line industry experience, having co-founded corporate travel technology company Dorsai Travel, which was acquired by Skyscann...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22052205

    SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO EXPAND NDC PROGRAMME

    Sep 17, 2019

    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 distribution of airfares and ancillaries through third parties which is being developed by airline assoc...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21962196

    ARBITRIP ADDS PRICE MONITORING FEATURE

    Sep 17, 2019

    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 a reservation is made, the platform monitors the price and automatically re-books if a lower rate o...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21972197

    BCD TRAVEL PREDICTS RISE IN GLOBAL PRICES FOR 2020

    Sep 17, 2019

    Global hotel rates could increase by between 1 and 3 per cent, while air fares will go up 1 to 2 per cent, according to new predictions from BCD Travel.The TMC’s 2020 Industry Forecast shows hotel prices will be driven by solid demand keeping occupancy high in most regions. The TMCTravel Manag...

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    https://Travel.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21982198

SPOTLIGHT

The travel and hospitality industry has always been and still is an early adopter of technological innovations. However, the changing business scenario and dynamic customer preferences are giving rise to challenges that call for a new strategy – one that simultaneously renews existing systems

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