Trondent | January 14, 2021
Corporate travel technology expert Trondent Development Corp. has added another Covid-19 informing add-on to its Authorizer AI and Authorizer Pro pre-trip approval platforms, empowering travel supervisors to convey important Covid-related data and cautions via email to travelers and trip approvers, the organization reported.
Travel administrators can choose from various data parameters to decide when an alarm is sent and which data is incorporated, in view of organization strategy, Trondent said. Messaging can incorporate a scope of traits for a particular objective, for example, number of cases, late contamination patterns, lockdown and social removing boundaries and passage necessities. When a traveler attempts to book an outing, an email specifying in- and out-of-compliance aspects of the booking is sent to the approver, who can approve or deny the request. After an trip is endorsed, the traveler gets an email with destination-relevant Covid-related information and corporate policy information.
Pre-trip endorsement boundaries have seen a resurgence in the midst of the continuous Covid-19 pandemic as corporate travel managers try to satisfy duty-of-care responsibilities. Suppliers including Adelman Travel and Cornerstone Information Systems have turned out new devices intended to incorporate Covid-explicit policy elements into pre-trip approval flows.
Cruise Lines International Association | June 23, 2020
In accordance with the Cruise Lines International Association announcement that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until Sept. 15, 2020, Celebrity Cruises said it will be extending its suspension of global operations for all sailings departing on or before Sept. 15, 2020. Booked guests will receive 125 percent future cruise credits, which are valid through Dec. 31, 2021 “for use on sailings through May 4, 2022,” Celebrity said.
Rakuten, Cloudbeds | August 04, 2021
Cloudbeds, the fastest growing hospitality management platform today, announced a partnership with Rakuten Travel Xchange, the hotel wholesale and travel technology division within the Rakuten Group. The collaboration connects Cloudbeds with Rakuten Travel, the highly ranked OTA in Japan, and 400+ B2B partners connected worldwide through API connections, travel agent portals, and websites. The unique and diverse distribution channels allow Cloudbeds to extend its reach to the extensive Rakuten Travel Xchange customer base through a single connection. In addition, Rakuten Travel Xchange adds the Cloudbeds inventory of properties that use its award-winning technology platform to manage all aspects of their business, from booking engines to payments.
“We are always seeking high-value partners to complement our expanding platform, “says Anna Tsujihata, Head of Hotel Contracting and Connectivity, of Rakuten Travel Xchange. “With Cloudbeds now part of our global distribution platform, we expand our offerings to travelers seeking unique properties with superior guest experiences.”
“As global travel reopens, we want our properties to be available to the largest customer base possible,” says Sebastian Leitner, VP of Partnerships for Cloudbeds. “By partnering with Rakuten Travel Xchange, a major global player and distribution channel in Japan; we significantly increase our global footprint. We are excited to partner with them.”
The announcement comes as the pandemic wanes and travel demand is increasing. Since the beginning of the year Rakuten Travel Xchange has seen bookings increase month after month, with strong demands coming from the United States and Mexico in particular. As restrictions have started to lift in other markets, travel in these geographies has followed similar trends. What is clear is that there is a large amount of pent-up demand. Rakuten Travel Xchange is seeing this demand in real-time across its global distribution network.
About Rakuten Travel Xchange
Rakuten Travel Xchange is a hotel distribution service providing travel retailers around the world owned by the Rakuten Group, Inc., a global leader in Internet services. It enables accommodation partners to distribute their inventory through an extensive global distribution network that includes Rakuten Group’s branded sites, other online travel agents, wholesalers, airlines, app-only players, loyalty programs, and an assortment of offline retailers including travel agents and call center operators.
Founded in 2012, Cloudbeds is the fastest-growing hospitality management platform in the world. Its SaaS platform provides tools to manage better properties of all types and sizes, allowing property managers and owners more time to focus on their guests while building revenue, driving bookings and increasing operational efficiencies. Trusted by more than 20,000 hotels, hostels, inns, and alternative accommodations in more than 157 countries, the Cloudbeds suite is a fully integrated platform of capabilities designed to help properties unify their management, reservations, and booking systems, grow revenue, and automate workflows with confidence and ease. For more information, visit www.cloudbeds.com.