Travelocity: Americans want to use (tax) returns for a departure
As taxpayers scramble to finish those final tax forms by the April 15 deadline, tax filing season will soon be replaced by a much happier time of the year: Tax refund season.
Expedia acquires Travelocity from Sabre for $280m
Expedia has announced it has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corporation for $280 million in cash. “Travelocity is one of the most recognised travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travellers per month,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, Inc. president.
Travelocity reveals the cheapest days to travel
After one of the coldest winters on record, summer-seekers are anxiously awaiting the Memorial Day holiday. According to Travelocity’s newly released Memorial Day 2014 data, the cost of travel is up 4.2% this year, but savvy travelers can still find good deals. The full Memorial Day travel report helps travelers understand which days are the cheapest to fly and the “Price to Beat” for Memorial Day travel.
Travelocity: Thanksgiving airfare up seven percent year-on-year
The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you’re traveling for Thanksgiving the time to start looking for flights and hotels is now. Travelocity’s Thanksgiving data shows that the average round-trip domestic airfare this Thanksgiving is $415, inclusive of tax, up nearly 7 percent from last year.
Travelocity unveils IOS 7 hotel booking app
Travelocity today announced the release of “Hotel Booking with Travelocity,” a new mobile app crafted specifically for the new iOS 7 operating system.
Expedia and Travelocity ink marketing deal
Expedia and Travelocity have entered into an exclusive, long-term strategic marketing agreement, whereby Expedia will power the technology platforms for Travelocity’s existing websites in the US and Canada, while providing Travelocity access to Expedia’s supply and customer services.
BCD Travel acquires Travelocity Business from Travelocity
BCD Travel, a top provider of travel management services for businesses globally, today announced it has acquired Travelocity Business from its parent company, Travelocity. Widely known as “TBiz,” the Texas-based TMC ranks among the top 10 travel agencies in North America and, in recent years, has been one of the corporate travel industry’s fastest-growing agencies.
Travelocity updates iphone app with credit card scan technology
Travelocity has announced version 4.9 of its iPhone app which is available for free download on the Apple App Store. The 4.9 update features several enhancements, including the implementation of an innovative credit card scan tool that uses the iPhone’s camera to capture and auto-fill the billing information fields to save on-the-go travellers the hassle of typing in numbers.
Travelocity.ca survey unpacks Canadian relationship travel truths
Today, Travelocity.ca released the results of a new national survey which unpacks the truths of relationship travel. Sixty-three per cent of Canadians confess travel increases the likelihood of sex - a steamy statistic - followed by the desire to experience new things like zip-lining or even trying new cuisine.
Travelocity Business adds risk management services for global customers
Travelocity Business announced today it will begin featuring risk management information provided by iJET International, Inc., an industry leading risk management solution provider. iJET’s, global intelligence, technology and response operations will provide peace of mind to Travelocity Business’ travelers by helping them to anticipate and prepare for threats as well as providing access to worldwide response services when required.
Travelocity Business enhances TBiz Chat
Travelocity Business announced that TBiz Chat has gone mobile, allowing business travelers to chat one on one with TBiz agents prior to and during their business trip through the TripCase mobile app. Launched on both Concur and GetThere online booking tools in May 2012, TBiz Chat has proven to be a valuable tool for business travelers with more than 97 percent of respondents saying they will use the product in the future, according to a recent customer satisfaction survey.
Travelocity announces best days to fly for Memorial Day weekend
With Memorial Day travel top of mind for travelers, Travelocity today announced the best days to fly for the holiday. Travelocity data shows that travelers looking for a bargain getaway will find savings of up to $191 if they depart the week leading up to Memorial Day and return on Saturday, May 25, while travelers extending their trips past Memorial Day will see a fare increase.