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Illusions appoints new alliances chief as global expansion continues

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As it embarks on a new phase of its planned global expansion, Illusions has bolstered its senior executive team by appointing Duncan Alexander to the role of vice president global alliances and partnerships. Alexander has more than 20 years of travel distribution and technology experience having worked in senior management positions at Mercator, the commercial arm of Emirates Group IT, the Official Airline Guides, SITA and Travelport GDS. → Read More

Sabre confirms lastminute.com sale

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Sabre Corporation has announced today that it is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, for its lastminute.com business unit. lastminute.com is one of Europe's leading online travel and leisure retailers and its brand is recognized by more than 90 percent of European consumers. → Read More

Kobo Aura H2O set for beach holiday market

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Kobo, a global leader in eReading, has today launched Kobo Aura H2O – the world’s first premium waterproof E Ink eReader. Kobo’s constant focus on the needs of passionate book lovers has resulted in a new high definition device that allows readers to enjoy ebooks anywhere they want to read, including previously risky places like the bath or at the beach. → Read More

Two new appointments for Sabre

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Sabre is appointing two executives to lead key enterprise account and strategy roles for Sabre Hospitality Solutions. St. John Murphy, vice president for Enterprise Accounts, will be responsible for developing enterprise accounts and Christopher Donnellon will serve as vice president of Strategy & Planning. → Read More

TripCase and Uber ink deal

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TripCase from Sabre announced its integration with the new Uber API in its mobile travel management application. → Read More

TripAdvisor integrates app with Uber services

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TripAdvisor has announced a new feature for its smartphone app and mobile website that allows travellers to easily reserve a ride with Uber to restaurants, attractions and hotels in more than 40 cities worldwide. TripAdvisor is one of the first sites to integrate Uber functionality into its mobile experience by using the new Uber API. → Read More

United Airlines adds Uber to app functions

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United Airlines has become the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app. The move is further designed to enable travellers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience. → Read More

Mobile Travel Technologies links with Saudia

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Mobile Travel Technologies has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines, known locally as Saudia, the flag carrier for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deal will see MTT develop its mobile apps for iPhone and Android as well as mobile web offerings. → Read More

Ryanair reveals PayPal link up for ticket sales

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Ryanair has launched a new payment partnership with PayPal, providing customers, business travellers, travel agents and corporate travel departments with even more ways to book and pay for the lowest fares on the Ryanair.com website. Ryanair’s 86 million customers now have the option to pay for their Ryanair flights using their PayPal account, ensuring even faster bookings on Europe’s biggest travel website. → Read More

lastminute.com looks for new home after Sabre decides to sell

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lastminute.com is looking for new ownership after Sabre Holdings took the decision to offload the travel firm. Sabre has appointed bankers at advisory firm Houlihan Lokey to oversee an auction, and has already begun sounding out potential buyers. → Read More

Priceline Group expands partnership with Ctrip

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The Priceline Group and Ctrip.com International have expanded an existing commercial agreement to strengthen their global partnership. → Read More

Jumeirah Group launches mobile careers site

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Jumeirah Group has launched a mobile careers site to enhance the recruitment process, making it easier for candidates to apply for jobs on mobile devices. As the world increasingly relies on digital platforms and the talent acquisition landscape changes, Jumeirah Group’s career website started to attract a significant share of traffic from candidates using mobile devices. → Read More

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