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Lake Como makes bid to become first electric destination

Lake Como makes bid to become first electric destination

Lake Como in Italy has become the first “electric” destination in Europe thanks to a pioneering new initiative designed to reduce pollution and facilitate the easy use of electric cars, bikes and boats for the first time. Como - The Electric Lake is the brainchild of British business woman Judith Wade.

Costa Cruises welcomes WeChat payment in China

Costa Cruises welcomes WeChat payment in China

Costa Cruises has announced the launch of a new WeChat Mini Program on-board Costa Asia’s fleet in China. With WeChat, a leading online social communication platform in China, Chinese guests will be able to enjoy hassle-free mobile payment and enhanced on board experiences, starting on-board Costa Atlantica.

Okerstrom to lead Expedia as Khosrowshahi bows out

Okerstrom to lead Expedia as Khosrowshahi bows out

Expedia has announced that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Mark Okerstrom, currently chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations, to succeed Dara Khosrowshahi as president and chief executive of the company.

Secret Escapes snaps up Slevomat Group

Secret Escapes snaps up Slevomat Group

Secret Escapes has acquired Slevomat Group, central and eastern Europe’s leading travel deals and experiences company. In addition to Secret Escapes’ market-leading Travelist business in Poland and their young and fast-growing Travelist sites in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, this acquisition will make the brand the stand-out leader and the dominant force in travel deals in Central and Eastern Europe.

New chief executive steps up at Uber

New chief executive steps up at Uber

Ride hailing app Uber has announced Dara Khosrowshahi will take up the role of chief executive with the company. He was approved unanimously by the board earlier today.

Travelport Locomote signs Jetstream Travel in Australia

Travelport Locomote signs Jetstream Travel in Australia

Australian-based corporate travel platform, Travelport Locomote, has announced its latest partnership with boutique travel management company, Jetstream Travel. Jetstream Travel is one of the first agencies in Australia to gain access to Travelport Locomote’s corporate travel platform.

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at ITB Asia

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at ITB Asia

Under the overarching conference theme of “The Future of Travel”, the organisers of ITB Asia, Messe Berlin (Singapore), have announced that this year’s keynote speeches will be delivered by industry leaders from IBM and Google.