Expedia has said it will dismiss around 3,000 members of staff, including 500 at its headquarters in Seattle. The cuts represent around 12 per cent of the workforce.
Through this agreement, Lufthansa and its portfolio of airlines will continue to rely on the Altéa Passenger Service System to manage reservation, inventory, ticketing, disruption management at the airport and departure control.
CWT has appointed Erica Antony to the role of chief product officer. In this newly created role, Antony will provide dedicated leadership and focus to drive CWT’s product strategy and offerings in the market.
Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with a Norwegian technology developer, Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass. The system is a travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers and will launch later this year.
With the introduction of a branded fares feature and supporting ancillary product sales, the new system is a one-stop-shop for all airline shopping needs for travel intermediaries.
Amadeus has appointed established digital technology leader Freddy Friedman as the new managing director of its data-driven travel advertising company, Travel Audience.
The government body launched an in-depth investigation into the US$360 million deal in September and has now suggested it could result in less innovation, higher fees and more limited choice of supplier for airlines.
Current global customer group lead, Cathy Voss, will be appointed to a new role of senior strategic advisor, as she transitions towards retirement.
Once priority passengers have boarded those in the economy cabin will board, starting with those at the back and moving forward towards the front.
Seera Group works closely with Amadeus to strengthen its online business further, integrating digital touch-points across all its operations, including its flagship corporate and government travel business, elaa.
Ryanair has partnered with Rentalcars.com for its hire vehicle offering. By integrating the platform across its airlines, Ryanair hopes to deliver more car rental bookings than ever before.
easyJet will benefit from access to the full suite of Travelport’s digital media merchandising solutions in line with the airline’s strategy to refine and diversify the way it targets business and leisure travellers.