29 Sep 2017

Sabre Corp. is developing a technology platform that will bring together hospitality content from multiple sources under the banner of Sabre Content Services for Lodging. The company plans to begin a rollout in the first quarter of 2018, Traci Mercer, Sabre’s senior vice president of lodging, ground and sea,…

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28 Sep 2017

BridgeStreet is that rare transformative business that most every company in the hospitality space aspires to. Ten year ago it was one more European serviced apartment companies. Today, BridgeStreet it’s a viable option for the growing number of businesses that offer staff alternative accommodations as a lodging option for…

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28 Sep 2017

This was a viewpoint from Jordan Hollander, founder of HotelTechReport.com. As every hotelier knows, budget season is the most stressful time of year. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a GM, marketer, revenue manager or even an owner – we’re all struggling to keep our heads above water right now….

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27 Sep 2017

Julien Clausse’s job title conveys some sense of where Amadeus wants to go with his department. As head of moonshot innovation, his mantra is “Think bold.” Clausse is part of Amadeus Ambient Services, a group based on the notion that your environment should take care of you. Your refrigerator…

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27 Sep 2017

Otelz.com, the Turkey-based accommodation player, has received fresh funding of $3.8 million. The round was led by Sankonline with Howzat Partners and existing investors also participating in the round. In a statement, Bertan Aner, CEO of Otelz, says the company has been working on a “new technological infrastructure” to…

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27 Sep 2017

Join Expedia Media Solutions as it shares the results of new research, a multi-generational study commissioned with global customer insights agency Northstar, which examines online behaviors and trends of travelers around the world, across devices and throughout the consumer journey. The webinar takes place on Wednesday 18 October. The…

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27 Sep 2017

This is a viewpoint from China Travel News.This article appears as part of the tnooz sponsored content initiative. After partnering Alipay on in-flight payment, working with TravelSky on GDS-based ancillary sales, Finnair plans to bring its chatbot to WeChat and leverage predictive analytics for ancillary growth. From 2010 to…

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26 Sep 2017

Trivago has acquired Tripl for an undisclosed sum. According to a statement Hamburg-based Tripl has developed an artificial intelligence-based platform which “imitates the day a travel would recommend hotel experiences”. The statement goes on to say that Tripl founder and creator of its algorithm Hendrik Kleinwachter will join Trivago’s…

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26 Sep 2017

This is a viewpoint from Philippe Der Arslanian, CEO, Answair. Metasearchers are facing a real problem. Google, Kayak, Skyscanner and many others are spending a lot in attracting travellers looking for tickets, but most often let them go anonymously once they’ve selected a flight. Although their branding is impeccable,…

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26 Sep 2017

This is a viewpoint from Ian Thorley, VP sales and marketing at Bellstar Hotels & Resorts. The hospitality industry has recently undergone a brand explosion with over 110 distinct brands overseen by seven top corporate hospitality groups. The fastest growing segment within the hotel franchise universe are “soft brands”…

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