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Virtuo car rental service launches in London

Virtuo car rental service launches in London

The first 100 per cent mobile car rental service, Virtuo, is set to shake up the car rental scene as it launches in London. Already a success in France and Belgium, with rental services across nine major cities, Virtuo is an innovative car rental service that is changing the face of car rental.

Booking Holdings to acquire HotelsCombined

Booking Holdings to acquire HotelsCombined

Based in Sydney, Australia, with a strong presence in Asia-Pacific and thousands of active affiliates worldwide, HotelsCombined will report into Booking Holdings’ travel metasearch brand, Kayak.

English cities target Chinese travellers with Qunar deal

English cities target Chinese travellers with Qunar deal

Three of the England’s leading cities have announced a joint tourism campaign to make it easier than ever for Chinese visitors to explore England. The partnership will see London, Manchester, Birmingham and surrounding areas join forces to promote a unique tourism experience to Chinese visitors.

TUI rolls-out chat function on customer app

TUI rolls-out chat function on customer app

TUI is leading the way for holidaymakers to be able to reach out to a TUI trained local expert while on holiday. Whether it’s to ask what time their coach pick up is or find out about the excursions on offer, they can do so from the comfort of their sunbed or while strolling to dinner via the brand new direct messaging service on the TUI app.