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RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION EXPANDS OFFERINGS FOR CORPORATE TRAVEL

PhocusWire | August 07, 2019

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Sitata, a global health, safety and risk management service for travelers, is expanding its offerings to better serve corporate travel needs.Launched in 2012, Sitata informs travelers about risks such as disease outbreaks, protests, labor strikes, violence and extreme weather.The updates are tailored to meet duty of care needs of businesses of all sizes. They include itinerary management, chat assistance and a health service that connects travelers to doctors in Sitatas network for video calls, ...

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CULTURE TRIP FINALLY UNVEILS ITS ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY, PROMISES TO COVER THE FULL FUNNEL

PhocusWire | August 06, 2019

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Culture Trip is finally bringing its long-awaited online travel agency out of hiding.The initial release features 10 hotels per city across 12 cities and will expand to 40 cities in the next few months.The company claims it has been looking at how it will cover destinations generally and wants to ensure it is taking the full purchase funnel into account.Andy Washington, who was recruited from Expedia U.K. last year to set up the OTA, says the company has spent a lot of time understanding custome...

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BOOKING HOLDINGS INTEGRATES BRANDS, DEVELOPS PAYMENT CAPABILITIES IN QUEST FOR “CONNECTED TRIP”

PhocusWire | August 07, 2019

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Bookings Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is making progress in its vision to create a seamless, holistic system that gives and does everything for the traveler and makes their lives easier and gives value to them. This what he frequently referred to as the connected trip in a call with analysts to share the companys second-quarter 2019 financial results.Fogel cites the companys work to develop a payments system as one example of this effort to power a frictionless global marketplace.Pe...

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WYNDHAM'S RCI ACQUIRES ALLIANCE RESERVATION NETWORK FOR $92M

PhocusWire | August 09, 2019

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Vacation exchange network RCI has purchased travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network for $92 million.The acquisition will facilitate growth at RCI, which is part of Wyndham Destinations, by enhancing its B2B offerings for members and affiliates, plus bring new benefits for individual and group travel, events and the corporate meetings market.With Alliances intelligent booking platform, RCI will be able to offer travelers ancillary and lifestyle services through the delivery of op...

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RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION EXPANDS OFFERINGS FOR CORPORATE TRAVEL

PhocusWire | August 07, 2019

Sitata, a global health, safety and risk management service for travelers, is expanding its offerings to better serve corporate travel needs.Launched in 2012, Sitata informs travelers about risks such as disease outbreaks, protests, labor strikes, violence and extreme weather.The updates are tailored to meet duty of care needs of businesses of all sizes. They include itinerary management, chat assistance and a health service that connects travelers to doctors in Sitatas network for video calls, ...

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CULTURE TRIP FINALLY UNVEILS ITS ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY, PROMISES TO COVER THE FULL FUNNEL

PhocusWire | August 06, 2019

Culture Trip is finally bringing its long-awaited online travel agency out of hiding.The initial release features 10 hotels per city across 12 cities and will expand to 40 cities in the next few months.The company claims it has been looking at how it will cover destinations generally and wants to ensure it is taking the full purchase funnel into account.Andy Washington, who was recruited from Expedia U.K. last year to set up the OTA, says the company has spent a lot of time understanding custome...

Read More
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BOOKING HOLDINGS INTEGRATES BRANDS, DEVELOPS PAYMENT CAPABILITIES IN QUEST FOR “CONNECTED TRIP”

PhocusWire | August 07, 2019

Bookings Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is making progress in its vision to create a seamless, holistic system that gives and does everything for the traveler and makes their lives easier and gives value to them. This what he frequently referred to as the connected trip in a call with analysts to share the companys second-quarter 2019 financial results.Fogel cites the companys work to develop a payments system as one example of this effort to power a frictionless global marketplace.Pe...

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WYNDHAM'S RCI ACQUIRES ALLIANCE RESERVATION NETWORK FOR $92M

PhocusWire | August 09, 2019

Vacation exchange network RCI has purchased travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network for $92 million.The acquisition will facilitate growth at RCI, which is part of Wyndham Destinations, by enhancing its B2B offerings for members and affiliates, plus bring new benefits for individual and group travel, events and the corporate meetings market.With Alliances intelligent booking platform, RCI will be able to offer travelers ancillary and lifestyle services through the delivery of op...

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