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Expedia expands partnership with International SOS

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Expedia's business travel company, Egencia is expanding its partnership agreement with medical and travel security risk services company, International SOS, to better assist Egencia customers in acquiring the traveler security services of International SOS. → Read More

Google: The biggest threat in mobile to hotels and airlines?

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According to the App Overlap Report Series published by the Strategy Analytics - Travel Analytics - service, only 20% of those that use airline applications also use hotel applications leading to bifurcated trip planning. → Read More

Kayak launches Hotel for Tonight tool with new app

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Analysis put together by Kayak.co.uk has shown that half of hotel bookings on its app are booked within 48 hours of the hotel stay, compared to just 15 per cent on a tablet device globally. London is the most searched destination by British travellers on the APP for last minute hotels booking. Change in consumer activity has led Kayak to extend their app to include a tool called ‘Hotel for Tonight’, available on Android app version 8.0 and will be available for iOS in March 2015. → Read More

Record year for Vienna tourism as figures spike

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Vienna’s tourism industry has just experienced its best ever year, recoding 13.5 million visitor overnights. This is some 6.3 per cent higher than in 2013, and represents a new all-time high. A total of 6,211,000 arrivals were recorded, an increase of 6.4 per cent. → Read More

Travelport invests further in its offering to corporations

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Travelport announced today the appointment of Maria Chevalier as Global Vice President of Corporate Incubation, a newly created role to help develop Travelport’s corporate and commercial offering. → Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises launches Espresso booking engine for UK agents

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Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced Espresso, a completely new reservation system designed for travel agents selling Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France. Launching in March 2015, Espresso will deliver a faster, powerful and intuitive reservation system to help the cruise company’s travel agent partners sell more cruises, earn more commission, and grow their businesses. → Read More

Reinventing Alitalia boosted by Sabre deal

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One of Europe’s leading carriers, Italy-based Alitalia, has selected Sabre technology to help drive its newly announced ‘Reinventing Alitalia’ modernisation program. Under the long-term agreement, Alitalia will migrate to Sabre’s integrated Software-as-a-Service platform for all critical airline operations, including its industry-leading SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service passenger reservations system. → Read More

Virgin Atlantic selects Tata Consultancy for IT role

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Tata Consultancy Services has announced that it has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UK’s leading airlines, to provide fully managed services to transform and optimise its IT processes, applications and infrastructure. TCS will set up a private cloud for Virgin Atlantic and provide services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, End User Services and Application Support Services across the whole of Virgin Atlantic’s technology landscape. → Read More

Arabian Travel Market to examine growth of technology sector

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Technology in the travel industry will come into focus at Arabian Travel Market this year, with the four-day event set to highlight tech growth within the industry, as online travel bookings in the MENA region increased by ten per cent in 2014. According to YouGov data, which surveyed 22,686 online respondents, all MENA residents, 31 per cent of those surveyed booked all of their travel requirements online, an increase of ten per cent over 2013. → Read More

Global investment firm KKR acquires Trainline

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Global investment firm KKR has acquired Trainline, the UK’s leading online platform for selling rail tickets to both consumers and businesses. Trainline has 4.7 million active customers, 20.8 million visits per month and operates platforms for both consumers and businesses. Trainline is licensed to sell rail tickets on behalf of all UK train operating companies, Deutsche Bahn and Trenitalia. → Read More

Study: Kayak, Airbnb and OTAs threaten to dominate mobile minds

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Under 35 year olds severely under-index in airline and hotel app usage but over-index on OTAs, according to the latest Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service, → Read More

HomeExchange.com partners with TripAdvisor

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HomeExchange.com announced today a partnership with TripAdvisor to integrate TripAdvisor reviews and ratings across the HomeExchange.com website. → Read More

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