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Alibaba Group spins off Alitrip as competition grows in online travel

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Alibaba Group has set its sites on the rapidly evolving online travel space with confirmation it will spin-off its online travel business Taobao Travel to become an independent business named Alitrip. Headquartered in the eastern city of Hangzhou, Alibaba operates China's most popular online shopping platform, Taobao. → Read More

Rovia claims latest World Travel Awards crowns

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Rovia has been recognised as both North America’s Leading Travel Agency and United States’ Leading Travel Agency by the World Travel Awards - two additional WTA awards for the company this year. World Travel Awards announced its winners in the Caribbean & North America regions earlier. Earlier this month, Rovia was also recognised as Asia’s Leading Online Travel Agency for 2014. → Read More

TripAdvisor launches personalised Just for You feature

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TripAdvisor has announced the launch of its Just for You feature, providing more personalised hotel recommendations to users based on individual preferences and travel research on the site. “By virtue of the insights and attributes that we’ve gathered from millions of traveller reviews and opinions, TripAdvisor is uniquely able to match travellers with their ideal hotels,” said Adam Medros, senior vice president, global product, TripAdvisor. → Read More

World Ski Awards links with iSKI ahead of 2014 Gala Ceremony

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World Ski Awards has confirmed the signing of iSKI as its latest partner as final preparations are put in place ahead of the annual Gala Ceremony. The event, the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski hospitality, returns for a second year to welcome leading international figureheads and decision makers to A-Rosa Kitzbühel on November 21st-23rd. → Read More

Everything Possible with new Small Luxury Hotels of the World website

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Global digital agency Possible has announced the launch of a new digital platform for Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the bespoke luxury holiday website. Possible was responsible for providing a new brand positioning and completely revamping the brand’s digital experience across all platforms including tablet and mobile, matching the premium, unique and seamless experience that guests encounter when staying at SLH hotels. → Read More

WestJet signs on for Travelport rich content service

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Travelport today announced WestJet has signed up for its Rich Content and Branding solution. WestJet becomes the latest airline to take advantage of Travelport’s new offering, which is a key component of its’ industry-leading merchandising platform. → Read More

Travelport inks deal with CemAir

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Travelport has signed a full content agreement with South Africa’s commuter and regional carrier, CemAir. Effective immediately, the multi-year agreement provides Travelport-connected agents worldwide with access to the CemAir’s full content including its web fares. → Read More

Hotelzon plans expansion into France and Poland

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Hotelzon is planning to expand into France and Poland with the appointment of local Sales Manager, Abdallah Ahamada who will be based in Paris and Radoslaw Mazur who will be based in Warsaw. → Read More

Sabre boosts hotel content

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More than 400,000 Sabre travel agents in 144 countries can now efficiently shop and book over 50,000 HRS hotel properties within the Sabre travel marketplace. → Read More

Ryanair returns to Amadeus GDS after a decade-long hiatus

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Ryanair has confirmed a wide range of fares and full ancillary services content can now be booked by Amadeus subscribers across Europe. It is the first time in over a decade that Ryanair’s fares have been bookable through Amadeus and this is being made possible using Amadeus’ innovative light ticketing technology. → Read More

fastjet launches Swahili language website

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fastjet has announced the launch of its Swahili language website; the first of its kind in Africa. By launching the site fastjet will be better able to serve the local population and improve online communication with its customers. → Read More

Rovia recognised by World Travel Awards

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Rovia has been recognised as Asia’s Leading Online Travel Agency by the World Travel Awards program. The World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony was held in New Delhi, at The Oberoi, on Friday, with hundreds of tourism professionals in attendance. → Read More

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