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Sabre appoints Fullmer as GM of Americas

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Sabre Corporation has appointed Jeff Fullmer as Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Americas for the company’s Airline Solutions business. → Read More

CLIA UK launches new website dedicated to online cruise training

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CLIA UK & Ireland is re-launching its travel agent website as figures show that more users than ever before are visiting the site for the dedicated online cruise training and its unique resources. More than 6,500 users completed twenty-seven thousand online modules in the past year. → Read More

HNA Group joins with NetEase for new online travel venture

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NetEase, one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Lede Technology has signed a partnership agreement with HNA Group to form a joint venture company. The new venture will establish an all-new internet travel company. In December 2014, the two companies had signed a strategic framework cooperation agreement to become partners in the sectors of Internet travel and travel finance. → Read More

Celebrity Cruises sees new website go live in Middle East

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Celebrity Cruises Middle East representative, Travel Matrix has announced the launch of their new website dedicated to the Middle East market. This new site will provide an online brand presence for Celebrity Cruises and its impactful content and images give great insight into its plethora of amenities, entertainment options, food and beverage outlets, range of kids and family activities, meeting facilities and more. → Read More

Bravofly Rumbo to rebrand as lastminute.com following acquisition

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European leisure industry giant Bravofly Rumbo Group will change its corporate name to lastminute.com in the course of the year. This decision was approved at the company’s annual general meeting in Amsterdam earlier. At the meeting some 55.63 per cent of Bravofly Rumbo Group’s voting rights were represented and all resolutions proposed by the board were accepted. → Read More

Amadeus reveals millennial travellers increasingly open to cruise travel

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New research from Amadeus finds 42 per cent of adults who holiday abroad have never embarked on a cruise holiday, but would be tempted to do so in the future. In addition, 30 per cent would consider swapping an all-inclusive land holiday with an all-inclusive cruise trip of the same value, presenting a significant opportunity for travel agents and the cruise industry to expand its customer base and change existing perceptions of cruise travel. → Read More

Portman launches new website to UK travel trade

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Portman, one of the UK’s leading travel management companies, has today launched its new website, which complements Portman’s brand values and reputation for market-leading technology and product innovation. Visitors to the new site will find the new contemporary design easy to navigate and rich in quality of content, providing an enjoyable and knowledgeable user experience. The fresh new look reflects the company’s focus on the quality of both its team and service. → Read More

Lufthansa brings new app to Apple Watch

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Use your watch as a boarding card and have your essential flight information displayed on your wrist – Lufthansa is now offering this innovation to its guests with an app developed especially for the new Apple Watch. It serves as an ideal travel companion, providing passengers with all their essential flight information, which they can access from 24 hours before their flight during the various stages of their journey with Lufthansa. → Read More

Sabre strikes $400m deal to acquire Abacus International

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Sabre Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Abacus International, the leading global distribution system in the Asia-Pacific region. Abacus is currently owned by a consortium of 11 Asian airlines along with Sabre, which has a 35 per cent stake in the company. Sabre will purchase the remaining portion of Abacus for net cash consideration of $411 million. → Read More

United Airlines trials new united.com website

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United Airlines has unveiled the beta version of the company’s new homepage and flight booking features for united.com. The new site encompasses everything from searching and sorting flight options to reserving and buying tickets. The site offers a sleek, modern and touch-friendly design, along with all-new personalised features and tools to help customers select the best flights and travel options to meet their needs. → Read More

Nintendo signs on with Universal for park experiences

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Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts have announced plans to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal theme parks – creating spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds. The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property. → Read More

Travelport signs with Etihad for new global distribution deal

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Travelport and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have today jointly announced the extension of their multi-year, full content agreement. The agreement means that Travelport-connected agents worldwide will have continued access to effectively search, compare and book Etihad Airways fares and offering via Travelport’s industry-leading Travel Commerce Platform. → Read More

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