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American Express Global Business Travel to acquire KDS

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American Express Global Business Travel has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire KDS, a global provider of integrated travel technology. Headquartered in France, KDS has operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. The acquisition of KDS is part of a broader investment strategy by GBT to develop an industry-leading suite of traveller-centric online and digital services, sitting on top of the company’s core technology platform for business travellers. → Read More

Crystal Mozart launches live view cameras in industry first

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Less than two months after embarking on her maiden voyage from Vienna, Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart has launched live view cameras – a river industry first – from three vantage points aboard the luxurious vessel. Travellers seeking a glimpse of the enchanting medieval villages, expansive landscapes and stunning cities on Crystal Mozart’s route along the Danube, can now select the “Live Views” option on Crystal’s newly redesigned homepage, and enjoy real time views of the ship’s position. → Read More

Eurail partners with social dining app VizEat

Travel Technology News has launched a partnership with VizEat, the European leader in social dining, to offer travellers an even more local experience throughout their trip. VizEat is Europe’s largest social dining network, and connects travellers and local hosts over authentic culinary experiences. → Read More

TripAdvisor snaps up Citymaps

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Travel planning site TripAdvisor has acquired New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping platform that enables tourists to discover destinations all around the world. The website and app make it easy for consumers to find points of interest, navigate urban destinations and share favourite locations with friends. → Read More

onefinestay to launch in Miami

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onefinestay has announced plans to open doors in Miami. The launch will mark the third market in onefinestay’s US portfolio which includes New York and Los Angeles, and will be the sixth city globally, in addition to London, Paris and Rome. “We’re thrilled to be introducing the onefinestay experience to Miami,” said Evan Frank, co-founder and president, Americas, onefinestay. → Read More

Aeromexico adds live television to Dreamliner fleet

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Aeromexico has added live television to its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. This new service will initially offer two channels - Sport 24 for live sporting action from around the world, and CNN International. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the service will be available to passengers from both the seatback inflight entertainment and communications system and on their own personal electronic devices. → Read More

Anderson to take charge at American Express Global Business Travel

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American Express Global Business Travel today announced Doug Anderson joins the company as chief executive, effective immediately. Anderson was replaced as president of Carlson Wagonlit Travel earlier this year by Travelport veteran Kurt Ekert. → Read More

easyJet signs extended partnership with Amadeus

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easyJet and Amadeus have announce the renewal of a long-term partnership, giving Amadeus subscribers continued access to easyJet’s range of fares. The partnership will support the airline’s evolving growth strategy, which includes a focus on business travel, and ensures that corporate travellers in particular can easily access and book the airline’s range of business friendly products such as Inclusive and Flexi Fares. → Read More

Sunis Hotels chooses BookLogic for distribution deal

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Sunis Hotels has chosen BookLogic to upgrade its online distribution in order to expand its sales network. The hotel group with five properties in Turkey selected the award-winning hotel technology and marketing services company to connect with the world renowned GDSs - Galileo, Amadeus, Sabre, and Worldspan - as well as more than 150 online travel web portals. → Read More

On the Beach to sell through Apple TV for first time

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British holidaymakers will be able to plan, search and book their perfect beach holidays from the comfort of their own sofa, thanks to the new Apple TV app from beach holiday specialist On the Beach. This new holiday deals app for Apple TV from On the Beach gives travellers the ability to search by month of departure, departure airport or multiple departure airports before results are displayed. → Read More

Malaysia Airlines implements self-print baggage tags

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Malaysia Airlines has announced the implementation of self-print baggage tag for all its domestic and international flights to make the travel experience for customers faster and more efficient. Blurring the line between full-service and low-cost carriers ever further, passengers on Economy Class tickets will need to print the baggage tags at check-in kiosks located around the departure level of Kuala Lumpur International Airport and self-tag their bags before proceeding to the baggage drop counter. → Read More

Cunard and P&O Cruises partnership sees Academy Online growth

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The Cunard and P&O Cruises partnership team has seen a surge in activity on its newly launched Academy Online, a new and improved e-learning portal for agents. Since its launch last week, the number of new modules completed by agents has risen by 96 per cent compared to the week prior. → Read More

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