31 Jan 2018

Sabre Corp. is taking a new approach to how it deals with hotel inventory. Traci Mercer, senior vice president of lodging, ground, and sea, said that for the first time it will integrate multirepresentational hotel content with traditional GDS content. Home to this union will be the new Sabre Content…

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31 Jan 2018

Sponsored by trivago. Last year we saw the direct booking journey make the move to metasearch. For travelers, it meant a more seamless booking experience. But what did it mean for hotels? For those hotel companies already competing for traffic and bookings in the metasearch marketplace, it meant greater…

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31 Jan 2018

Hotel and hospitality technology was the focus of the latest tnooz hackathon. The event kicked off the HEDNA conference in Austin, TX, and featured the APIs from hotel tech provider SnapShot. This included the first view into Fabric, a SnapShot API that acts as a layer for hotels to…

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31 Jan 2018

Frank Reeves, co-founder and CEO from Avvio, one of the many super-smart travel tech businesses set up in Ireland, sat down with tnooz to explain how the machine learning capabilities of AI can help hotels address one of their biggest headwinds – conversion rates. Here’s some edited highlights: Learning…

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31 Jan 2018

American Express has acquired chat-based travel assistant Mezi with terms of the deal undisclosed. Mezi will join the global consumer services division of Amex with the aim of helping card members with their travel plans. According to a statement the acquisition follows a 2016 investment made by Amex Ventures in…

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30 Jan 2018

The glitchy events that have cropped up at Southwest Airlines since its migration to the Amadeus Altéa system have all been addressed as they arise, a carrier spokeswoman said. There have been “a handful of brief events” since the May 2017 transition, the last in November. An Amadeus issue…

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30 Jan 2018

Busbud, an online marketplace for intercity bus tickets has secured $11 million in series B funding. The round is led by iNovia Capital with new investors Teralys, Claridge and Plaza Ventures, as well as previous investor Real Ventures, also participating. According to a statement the funds will go towards…

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30 Jan 2018

For a number of US cities, the bid to attract Amazon’s new HQ2 has been one of the top development priorities, with each candidate making attractive concessions in hopes of attracting the tech giant to build its facility and deliver jobs. To help Amazon decide, OAG has put together…

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30 Jan 2018

This is a viewpoint from David Chapple, event director for Travel Technology Europe. It may sound like fantasy or something from an 1980s movie, but within the next ten years travel industry buyers are very optimistic that not only leisure trips to outer space but also travel at breakneck…

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29 Jan 2018

A new report from the recent World Economic Forum aims to break down the barriers to a saner means of vetting airline passengers. People have considered passenger facilitation and ensuring border security to be mutually exclusive, the report says, and trusted-traveler and registered traveler programs can’t by themselves achieve…

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