01 Nov 2018

Travelport says its non air business helped it face challenging market conditions in its latest financial report. In Q3 results, the distribution giant says Beyond Air, which includes its eNett payments business, helped it deliver a 2% increase to net revenue of $623 million for the quarter. The company’s…

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01 Nov 2018

Emirates is claiming a world first with the launch a “biometric path” for travelers at Dubai International Airport. Testing is underway of a system involving various checkpoints from check-in to lounge entry and on to boarding and trials with passengers are planned for the near future. The carrier is…

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01 Nov 2018

Tools to help professional vacation rental managers save time and control who can book their properties are part of a new suite of products launched this week by Booking.com. Booking.com vice president Olivier Grémillon, who leads the brand’s home division, says the company developed the tools based on input…

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01 Nov 2018

Insufficient support from vendors tops the list of concerns expressed by hoteliers about their property management systems in a new study, the Future of Hotel Management Systems. The report, prepared by H2C, is based on a survey of executives and technology managers from 110 hotel chains representing nearly 40,000…

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01 Nov 2018

It’s been exactly one year since Ctrip purchased Trip.com – a strategic move by the Chinese online travel powerhouse to bring its services into local Asia Pacific markets. And the past 365 days have so far paid off, according to Victor Tseng, Ctrip vice president of corporate affairs, who…

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31 Oct 2018

We now admit to starting our theme month in October pondering how much discussion there was to be had around metasearch in travel. It was, for many years, the errant child of the industry – sites that got a lot of traffic (and some brands raised a lot of…

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31 Oct 2018

The private accommodation sector has been in the spotlight for the past few years. It has attracted the attention of the online giants but also witnessed the entrance of bold new players such as Airbnb. And, of course, metasearch has tried to become a part in the process –…

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31 Oct 2018

This article was written by Adam Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Hipmunk. When we started Hipmunk in 2010, we were trying to solve a problem we faced firsthand: the agony of searching and booking travel. I’d planned dozens of trips for the MIT Debate Team, and the average search…

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31 Oct 2018

This article was written by Jacopo Rita, head of product for metasearch at Bookassist. According to recent industry buzz and rumors, Trivago has seen better times. Hardly a month (or even a week!) goes past by without an article or press release highlighting even more trouble for the metasearch…

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31 Oct 2018

Sabre has reported a 7.7% increase in revenue to $970 million for the third quarter of 2018. The company says revenue for its travel network, which covers its distribution business, increased 10.7% to $700.2 million. Airline solutions revenue increased just over 1% to $209.4 million and hospitality solutions revenue…

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