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Travelport signs global partnership with Hertz

Travelport signs global partnership with Hertz

Travelport has announced a new agreement with Hertz Corporation that gives Travelport’s online, offline, and corporate customers access to the car rental company’s full worldwide inventory of rental vehicle rates.

Finnair signs partnership with JD.com

Finnair signs partnership with JD.com

Finnair will start a collaboration with JD.com. Finnair will be the first non-Chinese airline to open a flagship store for online flight bookings on the JD Travel platform, in the beginning of 2018.

Sabre extends partnership with Air Busan

Sabre extends partnership with Air Busan

Sabre Corporation has announced a renewed partnership with Air Busan, an Asiana Group affiliate. The partnership will see travel agents on Sabre’s platform continue to enjoy access to the best of Air Busan’s fares and inventory.

Four Seasons Chat rolls out to guests around the world

Four Seasons Chat rolls out to guests around the world

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has launched Four Seasons Chat – a new digital service enabling guests to send and receive instant messages with property teams before, throughout and after their stay. Four Seasons Chat leverages technology to get more personal, providing guests with access to Four Seasons service at their fingertips at any time, from anywhere.

Competitions & Markets Authority to look at UK hotel booking sites

Competitions & Markets Authority to look at UK hotel booking sites

The UK Competitions & Markets Authority has launched an investigation into hotel booking sites. The organisation raised particular concerns over the clarity, accuracy, and presentation of information on such sites, which could mislead people, stop them finding the best deal and potentially break consumer law.

Semelin takes up digital marketing role with Rosewood

Semelin takes up digital marketing role with Rosewood

Timothee Semelin has been appointed corporate director of digital marketing and transformation for Rosewood Hotel Group. In his role, Semelin will be responsible for building the hotel group’s digital culture and exploring emerging trends in the technology space to enhance the digital guest experience.

trivago Hotel Relations seeks to bolster independent hotels

trivago Hotel Relations seeks to bolster independent hotels

trivago has launched trivago Hotel Relations, a new wholly-owned subsidiary that will foster strong direct relationships with independent hotels. The company will focus on empowering hoteliers around the world to be more competitive online and to drive more direct bookings through their hotel websites.