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Sabre files appeal seeking to overturn verdict in US Airways case

Sabre Corp. filed its opening appeal brief seeking to reverse the December 2016 verdict and damages award in a lawsuit brought by US Airways.

Data and design can keep mobile travellers engaged

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.

Mobile app startups – Gyde & Seek, Wander, Proximity Grid

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.

IATA moves forward with next gen payment plan

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 matches Marriott’s 48-hour cancellation policy in US and Canada

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.

Imagine the seamless travel experience

Travel providers are continuing to amaze when it comes to UX and making their customers’ journey as easy as possible.

Time for travel companies to wake up over data threat?

Technology giant Thales has published its 2017 Data Threat Report with a warning to retailers of rising risk levels for data breaches.

Preparing for a future with seamless travel and personalisation

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.

Personalisation in the air to improve the experience and boost profit

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.

Travelport unleashes Trip Assist in N. America, Amadeus app in Salesforce AppExchange, and more…

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.

New GBTA report highlights huge impact of business travel on the US economy

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.

BeMyGuest closes Series A, launches its own lab

Asian tours, activities and attractions specialist BeMyGuest has closed its Series A funding round and launched BeMyGuest Labs.

OAG looks beyond aviation as it upgrades analytics platform

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 shuts down

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.

Travel executives weigh booking away from Marriott

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.

Travel apps need a data-centric approach to marketing

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.

FFPs dominate most airlines’ ancillary revenue streams

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.

GDS by Siteminder grows, Sabre signs Batik, Kiwi taps Amadeus, and more…

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.

NH seeks digital transformers, Barcelo goes dynamic via Expedia, and more…

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 helps passengers with mobile rebooking technology

Travelport is claiming a first with the launch of Resolve, technology for airlines to help passengers with hotel rooms and flights during disruption.