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HotelREZ continues Asia expansion

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HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has signed a new partnership with Singapore-based Peak Hospitality Solutions, as it plans to expand into Asia. → Read More

Expedia unveils app for Apple watch

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Expedia.com has released the Expedia app for Apple Watch, providing a convenient new way for travelers to receive and access helpful trip information at a glance. → Read More

Sabre inks deal with Flybe

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Sabre Corporation has started selling ancillaries for Flybe using industry technology standards developed by ATPCo and IATA. → Read More

Illusions Online poised for anixe acquisition in Europe

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Illusions Online is poised to make its first ever acquisition, with advanced negotiations underway to purchase Polish travel technology firm anixe for an undisclosed sum. The deal, announced today at the FVW Travel Technology Day in Cologne, Germany, will give the Dubai-headquartered travel technology specialist access to exclusive technology, global hotel content and a brand new client base across Europe. It's an agreement that will see anixe, which specialises in distributing global hotel product to the European and UK travel trade, become integrated into the Illusions business. → Read More

Amadeus acquires AirIT as North American expansion continues

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Amadeus’ Airport IT business has firmly established itself in the North American region with the acquisition of AirIT, previously wholly-owned by Fraport. It is the second acquisition of well-established airport industry players for Amadeus in the past 15 months.With this acquisition Amadeus expands its presence and its capabilities to serve the North American market, a key region for the airport IT sector. → Read More

Amazon Destinations hotel booking site goes live

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Amazon has launched a new online hotel bookings service called Amazon Destinations. The new site is principally focused on the United States and will allow travellers to predominately book short breaks close to home. → Read More

Makr Shakr makes cruise debut with Anthem of the Seas

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Makr Shakr, the world’s first robotic bartending system – designed by renowned architect, engineer and inventor, Carlo Ratti – has made its debut as the Bionic Bar onboard on Royal Caribbean’s new ‘smart’ cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, in Southampton. Makr Shakr is an exciting and innovative new mixology system that allows users to create personalised cocktail recipes in real-time through a smartphone application – also transforming them into crowd-sourced drink combinations. → Read More

Breaking Travel News reports: Web in Travel Conference, Dubai

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Mobile devices have overtaken desktops when it comes to online bookings in the Middle Eastern travel sector, according to global search experts Skyscanner and WeGo. Here Breaking Travel News’s Phil Blizzard reports on the hot topics of discussion from the Web in Travel Conference - WIT ME 2015 – he at The Oberoi, Dubai. → Read More

Booking.com brings Booking Now app to Apple Watch

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Booking.com has announced the launch of the Booking Now app for Apple Watch. Booking Now, which draws from Booking.com’s selection of over 625,000 properties in more than 75,000 destinations, is the first and only travel app to enable users to book a stay directly from their Watch, and in just one touch. Through the use of Apple’s new pressure sensitive ‘force touch’ technology, spontaneous travellers are now able to choose and book the nearest relevant hotel in one simple gesture. → Read More

PASS consulting expands rail offering with SilverRail deal

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PASS Consulting Group has integrated SilverRail’s rail search and booking platform into its travel management system greatly expanding its rail offer. In addition to Deutsche Bahn, PASS clients can now book rail travel in the USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy and Sweden through one standardised system. → Read More

XML Travelgate sees growth potential in Middle East

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XML Travelgate, a travel technology business based in Spain, is exhibiting at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai for the first time to kickstart its move into the Middle East and Asia. → Read More

Accor bolsters digital strategy with Fastbooking deal

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Accor has acquired Fastbooking, a digital services provider for the hotel industry. A French company founded in 2000, Fastbooking provides daily support to nearly 4,000 hotels worldwide. Its key areas of expertise are hotel website development, distribution channel management solutions, digital marketing campaign management, revenue management optimisation tools and competitive intelligence. → Read More

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