COMMERCIAL TRAVEL, INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
GO7 | February 08, 2023
On February 7, 2023, GO7, formerly 777 Travel, launched its new brand as part of a larger strategy to connect its processes, teams, and corporate portfolio around its central mission to transform travel brands by putting control back in their hands. The launch of GO7 is a significant milestone in a multi-year plan to re-architect traditional airline solutions behind the scenes. It follows the acquisition of Air Black Box, WorldTicket, and AeroCRS by 777 Partners.
GO7 solidifies 777 Partners' innovative travel technology strategy, centered on developing new commerce channels for airlines and travel companies and enhancing next-generation distribution, interlining, retailing, and passenger connectivity.
Over 185 network, low-cost, regional, and rail operations use the company's travel technology solutions. These include global ticketing and distribution services, loyalty and payment platforms, next-generation passenger service systems, and baggage, interlining, and disruption solutions that help airlines enable customers' connected journeys and efficiently generate revenue.
GO7 is poised to pioneer industry restructuring at a time when it is essential for travel brands to transform, and its leadership team is committed to democratizing air travel and reimagining the travel experience.
Meir Hadassi Turner, Chief Executive Officer of GO7, shared, "There's more passion and desire for travel from consumers than ever before, and demand is surging from new places and new operators. GO7 is an exciting moment for us and a key milestone in our journey to help airlines and travel brands meet this demand, generate more dynamic experiences and accelerate revenue growth without adding layers of complexity." He added, "This moment also recognises our valued customers and partners who have supported this journey and will be at the centre of everything through our next chapter."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
London-based GO7 represents a fresh approach to travel technology, with the belief that airlines and other travel operators should regain control through flexible, customer-centric technology. The path to GO7 began with the acquisitions of AeroCRS, WorldTicket, and AirBlackBox by its investment firm, 777 Partners. The suite of integrated solutions provided by GO7 enables airlines to transform their commercial operations through modern, adaptable technology flexibly designed as a "one-stop" or custom solution. Over 185 airlines worldwide already utilize the firm's services, proving its foundations are solid
Outrigge | February 17, 2023
Solonis, a company specializing in modern property management solutions, has recently announced a partnership with Outrigger® Hospitality Group, a barefoot-luxury brand and management company based in Honolulu that owns/operates resorts, hotels, and condominiums. Outrigger® has selected Solonis to provide its guest engagement technologies and property management system to its 16 Hawaii Vacation Condo properties.
Outrigger® has charted a course of discovery for the past 75 years. It has premier hotel and beach resort properties spanning the Hawaiian Islands, Asia-Pacific, and the Indian Ocean, including Fiji, Mauritius, Thailand, and the Maldives. The company is renowned as an innovator in tourism development, in addition to its meaningful guest experiences. Solonis will now equip Outrigger®'s Hawaii Vacation Condos with customized solutions that meet special operational requirements, enhance guest experiences, and optimize front office and housekeeping efficiencies.
Outrigger® will gain access to Solonis' comprehensive reporting capabilities, revenue management tools, guest and owner portals, and flagship property management system through this partnership. Solonis will also provide several custom development items and oversee the full onsite implementation.
Carly Clement, VP of Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, shared, "We appreciate Solonis' thoughtful approach towards innovation and are pleased to partner with them to provide our condo owners and guests with new efficiency and operational visibility while maintaining the personal touch that Outrigger is known for."
(Source – Business Wire)
Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Outrigger Resorts & Hotels is a beach resort company that operates premium resorts and hotels in the Hawaiian Islands, Asia-Pacific, and Indian Ocean. Each Outrigger property offers a compelling guest experience with a distinct sense of place and is associated with local culture and world-class hospitality. With 38 properties and over 7,000 rooms in operation and/or development, Outrigger's multi-branded portfolio includes OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Outrigger® Resorts, and Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, in addition to managing select properties from top international hotel brands such as Best Western®, Wyndham Destinations, Embassy Suites®, and Hilton Grand VacationsTM.
DESTINATION AND TOURISM
GetYourGuide | March 09, 2023
GetYourGuide, an online travel booking platform, has recently launched the 'Originals by GetYourGuide' platform, an exclusive travel experience for discovery. It is a part of GetYourGuide's first global campaign called 'Make Memories,' proving that formative events in life like traveling beat positive memories.
The platform is a collection of travel experiences for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover famous destinations, sights, cultures and history. The selected group of visitors would also get exclusive access to travel to spaces that are not open to the public. Its 'Make Memories' campaign was launched to prove that formative events in life, like traveling beat positive memories. With the popularity of its 'Turning the Lights on at the Vatican Museums' experience, where travelers visit the Vatican Museums before sunrise, it has added more offerings for a more enhanced travel experience. With a diverse team of travel enthusiasts, experts, and technologists, it connects travelers with their destinations. It helps them with the destination's best cultural activities and attractions for an authentic and extraordinary travel experience.
VP of Brand at GetYourGuide, Jean-Gabriel Duveau said, "For years, GetYourGuide has helped travelers create lasting memories on every trip they take. This year, we are gearing up to unlock even more unforgettable experiences with the launch of Originals by GetYourGuide, where travelers will get a rare glimpse into unique spaces and moments, and discover their treasures in a way no other visitor can." He added, "Together with the 75,000+ experiences we offer, Originals by GetYourGuide will help us to live up to our promise to unlock unforgettable travel experiences, and help more travelers experience moments that will leave them filled with wonder and awe for years to come."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, GetYourGuide, a travel booking platform, specializes in online travel, tours, attractions and local activities, tourism, e-commerce, technology, the hospitality industry, engineering, sales management, account management, marketing, and travel experiences. It has been transforming travel experiences for explorers since 2009. It accelerates growth for experience creators through access to data-driven insights, technology and a market expert. It focuses on simplifying the digital travel reality. It provides meaningful moments of discovery for travelers. It has leading venture capital investors for funding and support and various local offices worldwide.