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CMA to block Sabre acquisition of Farelogix

CMA to block Sabre acquisition of Farelogix

Following an in-depth investigation, the Competition & Markets Authority has blocked Sabre’s proposed takeover of Farelogix. The government body argued the deal could result in less innovation in their services, leading to fewer new features that may be released more slowly.

Etihad to roll-out medical testing in Abu Dhabi

Etihad to roll-out medical testing in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions.

Airbnb wins new funding to battle Covid-19 downturn

Airbnb wins new funding to battle Covid-19 downturn

Airbnb has secured $1 billion in additional funding as it seeks to weather a downturn in demand following the coronavirus pandemic. Demand has fallen by as much as 90 per cent in some markets as the world battles the outbreak.

Amadeus seeks €1.5bn in new liquidity to battle Covid-19 pandemic

Amadeus seeks €1.5bn in new liquidity to battle Covid-19 pandemic

Amadeus has issued €750 million in new capital and €750 million in senior convertible bonds to further strengthen its capital position. The tech leader sought to improve its liquidity in the face of the near-term uncertainty caused by the impact of Covid-19 on global travel.

Marriott suffers second massive data breach

Marriott suffers second massive data breach

Marriott International has been involved in a second massive data breach, with records from 5.2 million customers potentially compromised. Hotel guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed, the company said.

Esharah signs security partnership with Expo 2020

Esharah signs security partnership with Expo 2020

Security personnel, volunteers and first responders at Expo 2020 will be able to tap in to best-in-class encrypted mobile communications technology following the signing of agreement with Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions.

CWT launches web-based flight bookings on myCWT

CWT launches web-based flight bookings on myCWT

CWT has introduced web-based flight booking capabilities to its global travel management platform, myCWT. In addition to using a chosen online booking provider, travelling employees can now book flights and hotels through any of the servicing and booking channels offed by CWT.

Etihad seeks China growth with Tencent partnership

Etihad seeks China growth with Tencent partnership

Etihad Airways will leverage Tencent’s cloud computing capabilities and social media platforms, such as WeChat, to better support its customer engagement strategy in China and other potential regions globally.

Pitts appointed vice president with CWT

Pitts appointed vice president with CWT

CWT has appointed David Pitts to the role of vice president, revenue management, global supplier management. He reports to Brian Mogler, senior vice president, global supplier management.