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    BOOKING.COM BUILDING CONNECTED TRAVEL WITH GOOGLE NEST

    Dec 20, 2019

    Booking com has signed a one-year partnership with Google Nest to help build a more "connected trip experience" for travelers and property hosts. While the partnership has a promotional element to it, kicking off with free Nest devices for U.S. travelers spending more than $150, it also ai...

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    CUNARD PARTNERS WITH TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY "COOL COUSIN"

    Dec 19, 2019

    In a cruise industry first, luxury cruise line Cunard has joined forces with 'Cool Cousin', a travel technology company which provides curated and off-the-beaten track recommendations from locals in each port. The 200 destination guides can be downloaded 15 days before sailing, perfect for t...

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    VACASA EXPANDS WITH ACQUISITION OF RESORT LODGING COMPANY

    Dec 19, 2019

    Vacation rental management platform Vacasa is acquiring Colorado-based Resort Lodging Company for an undisclosed sum. According to the company, the integration of Resort Lodging Company's inventory of about 250 properties in the Steamboat Springs area will be completed in the spring of 2020. Vac...

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    AMADEUS LANDS IN DUBAI TO “SHAPE THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL”:

    Dec 19, 2019

    As the travel and tourism industry remains a pillar of many GCC economies, executives at Amadeus have previewed some of the emerging technologies and business models that will lead to better experiences for travellers in 2020 and beyond. During a recent forum held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the company host...

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    ADVITO TO HELP CLIENTS ‘REDUCE TRAVEL DEMAND’ IN SUSTAINABILITY DRIVE

    Dec 18, 2019

    Consultancy Advito has launched a new sustainability offering that aims to help clients reduce travel demand and mitigate the environmental impact of business travel. Operating under the name of Sustainable Collaboration, the new services have been designed to help Advito and parent company BCD Trav...

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    CORPORATE TRAVELLER APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

    Dec 18, 2019

    Corporate Traveller has appointed James McIlvenna as head of account management in the UK. McIlvenna succeeds Luke Thickett, who has moved to parent company Flight Centre Travel Group as corporate technology expert. McIlvenna first joined Corporate Traveller, which specialises in supporting corporat...

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    AMERICAN EXPRESS GBT ADDS INVESTORS TO FUEL FURTHER GROWTH

    Dec 18, 2019

    American Express Global Business Travel has secured undisclosed investment from Carlyle Global Partners. Carlyle joins the Certares-led investment group, which holds 50% of the business, with credit card and loyalty brand American Express holding the remaining half. GIC, an institutional investor, i...

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    TRAVELPORT READY FOR TECH OFF IN 2020

    Dec 18, 2019

    There have been some exciting developments at Travelport. A $4.4 billion privatisation deal in May and several additions to senior management including a new chief executive, Greg Webb, promise to breathe new life into the UK-headquartered travel technology company. TTG speaks to Alistair Rodger, gl...

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    TRAVELPORT RENEWS MARITIME DEAL

    Dec 17, 2019

    Travelport has been awarded a new long-term technology contract with marine and corporate travel agency Eurasia Travel Network (ETN) to support the shipping industry. According to the technology company, the marine industry is responsible for around 90 per cent of global trade and the new deal comes...

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    CHEAPOAIR TEAMS UP WITH VENMO TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    Dec 17, 2019

    CheapOair, the user savvy online travel agency, has teamed up with Venmo to facilitate an even easier travel booking experience for customers. CheapOair, which has gone through several user focused optimizations in 2019, cites this latest mobile web integration as an ideal collaboration given Venmo&...

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    TRAVELFLAN BAGS $7M TO ENHANCE IT, EXPAND TO NEW MARKETS

    Dec 17, 2019

    Hong Kong-based AI digital solution startup TravelFlan has landed an additional $7 million in funding. This latest investment, a Series A round, brings the company's total funding to date to more than $9.9 million. SPK AI Travel Tech Fund (which was founded by Lazard Korea) led the round, with p...

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    TMCS ACHIEVE SAP CONCUR ELITE STATUS

    Dec 16, 2019

    Business Travel Direct and BCD Travel have each gained TMC Elite status in the SAP Concur Partner Programme, becoming two of three companies headquartered outside of the US to earn the accreditation. SAP Concur has recently revamped its  Partner Programme into a multi-levelled system, with part...

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    TRIP.COM GROUP COLLABORATES WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS AND IBERIA ON NDC STANDARD

    Jan 17, 2020

    Chinese provider of travel services, Trip.com Group, has strengthened its partnership with British Airways and Iberia by connecting to the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC partnership facilitates priority access to a richer and a more complete inventory from the airline as well as transpar...

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    DREAM VACATIONS, CRUISEONE AND CRUISES INC. ALSO EXPERIENCED DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN 2019

    Jan 16, 2020

    In addition to receiving top accolades confirming its powerhouse status in the travel franchise space, Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. also experienced another year of double-digit growth because their work-from-home travel agents maximize state-of-the-art tools and resources that are co...

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    TRAVELEADS NAMED OFFICIAL TRAVEL PARTNER FOR MAJOR ENERGY INDUSTRY EVENT

    Jan 16, 2020

    Traveleads, which last year opened an office in Aberdeen to support a growing energy client base, is the recommended travel company for travelling delegates attending the event at P&J Live in the summer. With more than 1000 expected delegates attending from across the UK and around the world, Tr...

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    EBIX CASH SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH AMADEUS TO EMPOWER TRAVEL AGENTS

    Jan 16, 2020

    EbixCash, a fully owned subsidiary of Ebix, announced a strategic travel technology partnership with Amadeus to grow its footprint across the Asia Pacific region and UAE and become a one-stop shop for travel. The partnership will provide EbixCash’s online websites, travel agents and corporatio...

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    BOOKING.COM LAUNCHES CITYBOOK AS TEST APP FOR DESTINATION TOOLS AND SERVICES

    Jan 16, 2020

    Booking.com is treading a familiar path with the launch of a pilot project that will help gauge what features can be eventually be fed into the brand's main app. The app, known as CityBook, is a "digital guide" for destinations that will combine content, planning tools such as maps, na...

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    TRAVEL APP OMIO THE LATEST BERLIN STARTUP TO TAKE ON NORTH AMERICA

    Jan 14, 2020

    Berlin-based online travel company Omio is launching operations in North America, joining other European mobility and fintech startups in seeking to scale up operations in the world’s top travel and tourism market. Omio https://www.omio.com, until its rebranding last year called GoEuro, compet...

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    DIRECT TRAVEL BUYS PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL

    Jan 14, 2020

    Direct Travel , a roll-up of travel management companies based in the Denver area, has acquired Professional Travel of Cleveland (No. 31 on the Power List). Terms of the acquisition, Direct Travel’s largest in the U.S. to date, were not disclosed. According to Direct Travel, Professional Trave...

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    SAP CONCUR SHUTS DOWN METASEARCH ENGINE HIPMUNK

    Jan 14, 2020

    SAP Concur is shuttering metasearch engine Hipmunk, which the company acquired in 2016. SAP Concur says it is “retiring” both the consumer-facing Hipmunk product as well as travel and expense product Concur Hipmunk and will stop supporting the brand on January 23. The company says it not...

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    TOURISM START-UPS FOCUS ON INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

    Jan 13, 2020

    The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), in association with Globalia, a tourism group in Spain and Latin America, has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition. This is an initiative the two entities have been working on since 2018 when its first edition was held. In th...

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    TRAVELEADS JOINS ADVANTAGE BUSINESS TRAVEL

    Jan 13, 2020

    Traveleads has joined Advantage Business Travel, bringing the consortia’s 2019 total for new members to 15. Listed on the 2019 BBT Leading 50 TMCs, Traveleads was established in 1971 and has service centres manned by travel consultants in Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton. It currentl...

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    CAPITA TRAVEL AND EVENTS CELEBRATES 2019 TECH RELEASES

    Jan 13, 2020

    Capita Travel and Events said its clients and their travellers are benefitting from easy bookings, enhanced wellbeing and cost savings as a result of 93 pieces of new technology released in 2019. According to the TMC, the technology was built by an in-house team and comprises 251 new product feature...

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    GOOGLE VACATION RENTAL PARTNERS DIVERGE ON WHETHER TO NAME GUESTS IN REVIEWS

    Jan 13, 2020

    Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Holiday Lettings are active participants in Google’s year-old vacation rentals feature, but they have a curious approach to guest reviews on the platform — no usernames. If you read a guest review of an Airbnb-provided vacation rental listing on Google’s tr...

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SPOTLIGHT

America’s love affair with leisure travel remains strong. Our most recent travel sentiment tracking study shows leisure travel expectations are continuing the pattern of stability seen in recent years. The State of the American TravelerTM results for January shows that optimism about upcoming

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