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Expedia amends rate, conditions and availability parity clauses

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The Expedia group has revealed that it intends to waive certain clauses in its agreements with its European hotel partners. Expedia’s waivers will become effective as at 1 August 2015 and Expedia will contact its hotel partners in Europe individually to communicate how it intends to implement the changes. → Read More

Delta Hotels & Resorts goes live on Marriott

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Marriott International has started the next phase of the company’s integration of Delta Hotels and Resorts into the Marriott portfolio of 19 brands. Travellers can now access 37 additional hotels and resorts across Canada to when they visit Marriott.com, or book on the popular Marriott mobile app. → Read More

New appointment for Sabre Travel Network

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Sabre Corporation has appointed Roshan Mendis as senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific, following the completion of its acquisition of Abacus International today. → Read More

HotelREZ signs first APAC hotel

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HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts is signing the first Asian property to its international hotel portfolio. HotelREZ will provide the 3 star GLOW Penang in Malaysia with GDS representation, under the HO chain code, as well as sales and marketing services. → Read More

Travelport signs with Swiss for new distribution deal

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Travelport has announced that Swiss is the latest carrier to sign up to its innovative airline merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content and Branding. As such, its fares and ancillaries are now ready to search, sell and book through Travelport Smartpoint. → Read More

Mystifly Group Fare Centre of Excellence redefines business travel

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Mystifly group desk delivers group fare deals through hundreds of routes across airlines, including scheduled carriers and low-cost carriers. The Mystifly Group Fare Centre of Excellence has achieved success with many large tour operators, travel management companies, MICE agencies, managing their fixed departure and group travel programs. → Read More

KLM launches new smartphone app

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching its new smartphone app for iOS and Android. This new app responds to the passenger’s individual and personal needs to ensure their journey with KLM is as easy and comfortable as possible. As soon as the customer opens the app, it shows the most relevant information for that precise moment as well as the best course of action to take. → Read More

Amadeus to acquire Navitaire in US$830 million deal

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Amadeus has agreed to acquire Navitaire, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture that provides technology and business solutions to the airline industry, for US$830 million. Navitaire, which focuses on the low-cost and hybrid-carrier segments of the airline industry and has a global customer base of more than 50 operators, provides revenue-generation and cost-streamlining solutions in the areas of reservations, ancillary sales, loyalty, revenue management, revenue accounting and business intelligence. → Read More

Expedia opens offices in Puerto Rico as business booms

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Expedia has announced the opening of its first local Puerto Rico office in San Juan. “As one of Expedia group’s top producing destinations within the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is an in-demand market with more than 250 hotel partners,” said Demetrius Canton, director of lodging partner services for the Caribbean, Expedia group. → Read More

Boeing opens cutting edge research facility in Alabama

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Boeing has opened its new research and technology centre in Alabama. The facility will serve as the company's hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation in the south-east United States. → Read More

TripAdvisor launches dedicated airport pages

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TripAdvisor has launched dedicated airport pages, enabling travellers around the world to get information about what to do, where to eat and where to stay at 200 major airports around the world. When travellers search for an airport on TripAdvisor, they will be directed to a dedicated airport page with reviews, ratings and other information about hotels nearby as well as restaurants and attractions in both public and transit areas. → Read More

Kenya prepares to roll out e-visa scheme

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UK and Irish travellers to Kenya will benefit from the introduction of a new e-visa service from July 2nd. From this date travellers may apply for their Kenya entry visas in advance of arrival in Kenya via the e-visa portal. → Read More

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