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.
The words seamless travel and personalisation don’t exactly move the excitement needle these days but an industry report released today says they will be key drivers for success in the future.
It’s hard to get away from the word personalisation in travel although it’s mostly applied to its potential for airlines, hotels and other travel providers.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements related to travel devices in July 2017. July 20 2017: Travelport unleashes Trip Assist in North America The mobile technology for travel agencies provides functionality including itinerary management, real-time communication and day 0f travel assistance.
For every 1% change in business travel spending, the U.S. economy gains or loses 74,000 jobs, $5.5 billion in GDP, $3.3 billion in wages and $1.3 billion in taxes.
Asian tours, activities and attractions specialist BeMyGuest has closed its Series A funding round and launched BeMyGuest Labs.
OAG has updated its analytics suite to make the company’s data more accessible to a broader range of customers in sectors beyond aviation.
Roomorama, a B2C vacation rental platform based in Singapore, has stopped taking new bookings and is blaming “increased competition and regulatory headwinds” for the decision.
Nearly 60% of respondents to a Business Travel Coalition poll say they would likely book away from Marriott International because of its new 48-hour cancellation policy.
It’s a case of good news/bad news for the travel app industry. The good news is that people are using apps to book travel more often than ever.
Ancillary revenue geeks rejoice – the first tranche of data from this year’s CarTrawler-sponsored research from IdeaWorks is out and shows that ancillary revenues for airlines continued to grow, in actual cash terms as well as importance.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements related to travel distribution in July 2017. Tuesday 18 July 2017: GDS by Siteminder adds consultancy The cloud-based hotel tech specialist is now offering de facto consultancy to the 900 hotels which have signed up to the year-old product.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements related to travel marketing in July 2017. Tuesday 18 July 2017: NH seeks digital transformers The hotel company is looking for any established company or startup with “innovative digital and technological solutions” to improve the guest experience.
Travelport is claiming a first with the launch of Resolve, technology for airlines to help passengers with hotel rooms and flights during disruption.