HomeAway unveils virtual tours in Bali

Travel Daily Media | August 27, 2019

HomeAway, holiday home rental company, announced the launch of virtual tours in Bali. First launched in the US in November 2018, Bali is the second market outside of the US and the first market in Asia Pacific to offer virtual tours – a new proprietary product that seamlessly displays virtual tours of holiday homes on HomeAway.This customer-centric technological innovation allows homeowners and property managers to share a 360-degree walk-through of their properties with travellers. Travellers can visualise the property prior to their stay, setting their expectations and delivering a better stay experience. It also benefits homeowners with a proven record in increasing conversion.

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It’s officially the most-visited city in the world, and with good reason! Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we're counting down our picks for What to See in Bangkok. For this list, we’re at the most impressive and historically important sights, attractions, and museums in and around Thailand’s capital city.

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It’s officially the most-visited city in the world, and with good reason! Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we're counting down our picks for What to See in Bangkok. For this list, we’re at the most impressive and historically important sights, attractions, and museums in and around Thailand’s capital city.

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Calafia Airlines selects Sabre as its preferred distribution partner to accelerate growth and boost sales

Sabre | November 17, 2021

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, announced a new distribution partnership with Calafia Airlines, a Mexican regional carrier, which will enable the airline to power future revenue growth while reaching new market segments. Thanks to this multi-year agreement, Calafia will distribute its flights and services through the Sabre travel marketplace, ensuring that Sabre-connected agencies based in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize and Argentina have access to the airline's content. The agreement will enable the delivery of relevant and meaningful content that helps connect travelers with experiences that matter in their lives. "Travel is about bringing people together, fulfilling dreams, living new experiences, creating new memories and exploring the world, and we're thrilled to partner with Sabre so we can make that happen by ensuring our content is available to hundreds of thousands of travel agents and thousands of corporations across our key markets," said Luis Manuel Solís Ríos, Integration Manager, Calafia Airlines. "Having a robust platform for distribution is key to our future growth." Founded in 1993, Calafia Airlines flies to several destinations within Mexico from its hub at the Cabo San Lucas International Airport. "We are delighted to partner with Calafia Airlines, as this new agreement represents another strong endorsement of our investment in distribution, retailing and fulfillment at Sabre,Our distribution solutions connect travel suppliers with buyers around the globe, enabling our valued partner airlines to grow revenue and expand their reach as the travel industry focuses on post Covid-19 recovery." -Ana María Escobar, Vice President, Airline Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean, Sabre Travel Solutions. Sabre powers a constantly expanding marketplace of travel content, providing a broad choice for customers through its global distribution system (GDS), which presents a highly efficient way for airlines to market their fares and offers through a network of agencies and corporations across the world. Sabre's robust travel platform and secure solutions provide the technology on which airlines, agencies and hoteliers rely. The company is committed to continue to accelerate innovation in the travel industry. Its multi-year tech transformation will provide the agility, scalability and stability needed to modernize the travel experience, another step toward Sabre's vision to create a new marketplace for personalized travel. About Sabre Corporation Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre's technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.sabre.com.

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Road Trip Ready: Wyndham New Mobile App Lets Travelers Plan and Book the Ultimate Summer Road Trip

Wyndham | May 24, 2022

Wyndham announced the launch of Road Trip Planner, the latest digital innovation to its award-winning mobile app. The interactive booking tool, a first-of-its-kind service from a major hospitality brand, streamlines the road trip discovery, planning, and booking process, allowing passengers to arrange their next vacation in minutes. It is The Most Convenient Way to Book & TravelSM. "With Road Trip Planner, travelers enter a few details about the trip and instantly get an itinerary with all their hotel stops, bookable in one single transaction. It not only eases the stresses of travel planning but ensures the journey is as exciting as the destination." -Jessica Davidson, senior vice president, digital, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts A Seamless Solution for Road Trippers The latest addition to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' digital platform, Road Trip Planner, demonstrates the company's dedication to providing value to its property owners and visitors. Road Trip Planner's key features: Customer Itineraries Recommended Routes Details at Your Fingertips Pay Your Way Jessica Davidson further added, "Built upon the success and strong adoption of our mobile app, Road Trip Planner is the perfect complement to Lightning Book®, which is our Fastest Way to Book DirectSM and enables guests to reserve a hotel in just a few taps. Now, whatever your travel preferences—be it booking last minute or planning far ahead—Wyndham has you covered. Summer, here we come!" Understanding the Road Tripper Mindset Earlier this month, Wyndham partnered with Wakefield Research to commission its first-ever American Road Trip Index, which uncovered vital information concerning visitors' future road trips while tapping into pop-culture interests. Wyndham's Road Trip Planner is now accessible as part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' award-winning mobile app. The app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Mobile check-in and checkout, innovative in-stay features, best-in-class design, personalized experiences, Wyndham Rewards® account management, gamification, and more are available through Wyndham's mobile app.

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WCI Technologies and Lumen Deliver Secure Connectivity for the Travel and Hospitality Industry

WCI Technologies, Lumen Tehcnologies | September 13, 2021

WCI Technologies, a World Cinema enterprise offering, in collaboration with Lumen Technologies, is delivering a range of network and IT services to the travel and hospitality industry. Most recently, these services helped enable hotel management company Remington Hotels to deliver a better guest experience with increased connectivity for guests who opt to use digital amenities, like mobile entry and virtual check-in and check-out. Working with WCI Technologies, a Lumen Channel Partner Program member, Texas-based Remington Hotels updated their wireless connectivity services at properties across the nation to provide enhanced performance, reliability and security. “Technology plays a role in every aspect of the travel industry and is only becoming more vital. We’re very excited to add value to our customers through a secure foundation of connectivity services,” said Robert Grosz, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, WCI. “WCI Technologies, in collaboration with Lumen, is expanding our advanced services portfolio and transforming our great legacy brand into a global technology leader in the industry.” As a Lumen Channel Partnership Program member, WCI Technologies can utilize the flexible, fully integrated portfolio of network and IT services provided by Lumen that spans infrastructure, applications, services and geographies to enable greater adaptability for customers. Offerings include a range of managed network and IT services designed for easy installation, maintenance, monitoring and management, thus simplifying the path to deployment and use. “As businesses are using tech to fuel change and supercharge the customer experience, our Partners can leverage our solutions and expertise to help accelerate growth, increase efficiencies and exceed customer expectations,” said David Young, senior vice president, strategic sales for Lumen. “Our Channel Partner program is about making connections – not just to our global network and technology solutions, but also to a network of support, resources and training that can help companies deliver new opportunities and experiences.” "Our partnership with WCI Technologies and Lumen has allowed us to deploy secure connectivity throughout our portfolio, catered to our modern-day traveler. Having partners that are committed to the success of the hotel industry despite the challenges of the pandemic is key. Their innovative technology paired with their top-of-the-line customer support has been a game-changer,” Said Stan Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Remington Hotels. Companies are moving towards hybrid cloud environments to leverage the hyper-scalable user experience of the cloud. Digital transformation is underway and when connecting to cloud service providers, flexible bandwidth capabilities and low latency are the top features required. WCI will focus on bringing solutions that address these business needs to its existing portfolio customers. About WCI: Headquartered in Houston, WCI is a market leader innovating and delivering technology and services to guest-centric properties. The company was the first technology service provider to hotels nationwide, beginning in 1974. Today, WCI is building on that legacy as a stable and trusted provider of video, data and connectivity services to some of the largest owners and managers of hotel and multifamily brands in the world.

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