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TripAdvisor launches instant restaurant booking service in central Europe

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TripAdvisor has announced the launch of Instant Reservation, a feature that, by leveraging the recent acquisition of lafourchette, allows consumers to choose a restaurant and easily complete the reservation without leaving the TripAdvisor site experience. Instant Reservation is currently available on the over 13,000 restaurants within the lafourchette network spanning France, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. → Read More

Germanwings breaks new ticketing ground with Amadeus deal

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Germanwings and Amadeus have announce that all of the airline’s published fares and ancillary services will be available to Amadeus subscribers on September 23rd. The Lufthansa subsidiary previously sold a limited range of its fares via Amadeus’ travel agency partners, using full e-ticketing. → Read More

Online marketing push from Oman Tourism

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Oman Tourism has unveiled a new and improved online agent training program to better support trade partners with destination knowledge and itinerary planning. Released around the Early Bird specials for 2015 the agent training consists of four concise modules, which should take less than 30 minutes to complete successfully, and can be accessed on mobile, iPad and desktop. → Read More

Sherwood Taipei increases revenue with Sabre

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Sherwood Taipei, a luxury boutique hotel, has reported its revenues have increased by 21 percent following its leveraging Sabre Hospitality’s SynXis Central Reservation System (CRS), as well as increased bookings by 42 percent. → Read More

Bookassist aims for hat-trick at World Travel Awards

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Bookassist, the hotel booking technology and digital strategy company, has been nominated for the fifth year running as the World’s Leading Booking Engine Technology Provider. The Dublin-based company with offices worldwide won the prestigious World Travel Award title in 2012 and 2013 based on the votes of the global hotel industry. A third win will position Bookassist as the only booking engine in the world specialised in hotels to win three successive titles. → Read More

Travelport initial public offering values company at $1.9bn

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Travelport has announced it has commenced an initial public offering of 30 million of its common shares, priced at $14 to $16. The deal, which seeks to raise $480 million, would value the company at $1.9 billion at the top end of expectations. → Read More

Hertz launches new GPS & first-of-a-kind travel app

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Hertz and Navigation Solutions today announced the launch of the next generation Hertz NeverLost® GPS navigation system across the U.S. The award-winning in-vehicle system now offers even more customization capabilities for travelers along with new, breakthrough navigation tools for ease, convenience and personalisation when planning trips. → Read More

Travelport renews full content deal with Alitalia

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Travelport has announced the renewal of its multi-year full content agreement with Alitalia, Italy’s leading carrier. The renewal of the full content agreement takes immediate effect, and enables the 67,000 Travelport-connected agents worldwide access to all of Alitalia’s fares and inventory, including web fares, and ancillary offerings. → Read More

American Airlines to use electronic flight attendant manuals

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American Airlines was the first airline with a paperless cockpit, and now American's cabins are also paperless. The airline is the first mainline carrier to provide flight attendants with electronic manuals, accessible through a handheld tablet. → Read More

Oceania Cruises offer guests free Internet

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Today, Oceania Cruises announced plans to provide complimentary Internet access to guests booked in either a suite or Concierge Level stateroom on any of its five award-winning mid-size ships. This is the first time the upper-premium cruise line has offered a free Internet program, with the new benefit commencing during the 2015 winter season. → Read More

Sabre appoints Gonzalez executive vice president and General Counsel

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Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has appointed Rachel A. Gonzalez as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 22. → Read More

GBTA Foundation launches Travel Technology Maturity Index

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The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, has created a breakthrough tool to help travel managers determine whether they are using the most effective travel technology tools for their organisation. → Read More

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