This is a roundup of announcements related to people moves and business expansions in July 2017. Wednesday 26 July 2017: Travelport taps Sabre air vet Mike Douglass will become its vice president of air commerce and is tasked with overseeing its relationships with airlines in North, South and Central America.He joins from inflight entertainment and connectivity business Global Eagle Entertainment.
Tourico Holidays, a wholesale travel company, launched a “first of its kind” platform designed to help travel distribution clients improve inventory accuracy and identify hotel deals with the highest profit margins.
trivago Business Intelligence data has revealed that independent hotels visible on trivago have on average 8,000 rates online a year.
The taxi-app goldrush continues apace, with southeast Asia’s Grab in line for a $2.5 billion injection, the largest ever financing round seen in the region.
Global mobile satellite communications firm, Inmarsat, has published the result of its annual inflight wifi survey showing that nearly half (44%) of all respondents would switch airlines if wifi was not available onboard.
Toronto-based SnapTravel, which allows users to search and book hotels via Facebook Messenger and SMS, has secured a Series A funding round worth $8 million, led by iNovia.
A few years ago, most travelers could name one, maybe two, companies that were in the tours and activities business.
Vacation rental tech specialist Beyond Pricing has acquired Smart Host, which provides pricing intelligence to rental home owners.
The sixth edition of hotels.com’s annual Chinese International Travel Monitor identifies a disconnect between what hoteliers are doing for their Chinese travellers and what the travellers actually want.
Amadeus has announced the launch of a new pre-bookable ground transfer solution available on desktop, mobile and web service applications The distribution giant cites the Phocuswright ‘Hail This!
Hotel meta Trivago has upgraded its Rates Insight tool to give hoteliers access to not only competitors’ pricing information, sourced from some 250 sites, but also demand patterns.
Juniper Research‘s latest attempt to quantify the so-called sharing economy sees it place a value on the sector of $40.2 billion by 2022, compared with this year’s $18.6 billion.
India’s Nasdaq-listed OTA Yatra.com has agreed to acquire Air Travel Bureau (ATB) for an undisclosed sum.
Sabre Corp. filed its opening appeal brief seeking to reverse the December 2016 verdict and damages award in a lawsuit brought by US Airways.
Our lives have become increasingly mobile, with research showing that US consumers spend more than five hours each day interacting with on-the-go devices.
This is a regular roundup of some of the latest mobile application startup launches in travel covering everything from trip inspiration and planning to virtual assistants.
The International Air Transport Association has announced progress of its New Generation IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) with the selection of Edenred and Multiservice Technology Solutions to implement the EasyPay payment solution for travel agents in more than 100 markets.
Hilton will follow Marriott’s lead in imposing a 48-hour requirement on cancellations. Guests who cancel their reservations within 48 hours of check-in will be subject to a penalty that is the equivalent of one night’s stay.
Travel providers are continuing to amaze when it comes to UX and making their customers’ journey as easy as possible.
Technology giant Thales has published its 2017 Data Threat Report with a warning to retailers of rising risk levels for data breaches.