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Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, but the very first time that a crewed vehicle built for commercial, passenger service, has reached space.

Travelport to be taken private in US$4.4bn deal

Travelport to be taken private in US$4.4bn deal

Travelport Worldwide has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.4 billion.

German National Tourist Board launches new Alexa skill

German National Tourist Board launches new Alexa skill

The German National Tourist Board has begun promoting the country through the digital voice assistant Alexa in the UK and US. The GNTB travel application - available regionally at the market-specific Amazon stores - is installed on Alexa as Germany Travel Tips.

Bosch signs Amadeus for end-to-end travel solution

Bosch signs Amadeus for end-to-end travel solution

Amadeus’ latest partnership will see engineering company Bosch implement its flagship online booking tool, cytric Travel. The deal will also see the added integration of Chrome River’s expense management tool, which will help the company process its global travel spend.