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Travelport Renews Partnership With BCD Travel
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Travelport Renews Partnership With BCD Travel

WHY IT RATES: BDC Travel’s TripSource app is powered by TravelPort, and its success has led to a renewed partnership. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer MORE Travel Technology Travelport announced that it has renewed its long-standing, successful partnership with BCD Travel. With this new agreement, Travelport Digital will continue to collaborate on BCD Travel’s digital...

Most-Used Travel Apps by Business Travelers
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Most-Used Travel Apps by Business Travelers

Okta has released their fifth “Businesses @ Work” report for 2018 which includes a report on the most-used travel apps by business travelers. By using their customer data, Okta took a closer look at how travel apps assist in “bleisure” travel or travel that combines both business and leisure time. They broke down their findings...

HEDNA 2019 Wrap-up: Inspirational Insights by Andrew Sanders, DataArt
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HEDNA 2019 Wrap-up: Inspirational Insights by Andrew Sanders, DataArt

The HEDNA 2019 agenda illustrated the incredible potential for a meeting of the top minds in the hospitality industry, and the conference certainly didn’t disappoint. This year’s HEDNA gathering exceeded even my loftiest expectations, with 355 people marking the highest attendance to date. It was an inspirational meeting with the leading thinkers in our field...

Six Booking Sites Promise to Stop Misleading Travelers
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Six Booking Sites Promise to Stop Misleading Travelers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a probe last year into six of the biggest online hotel booking sites, Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago over concerns that the websites were giving false impressions to customers. The CMA’s investigation discovered this to be true. CMA chairman, Andrew Tyrie, said: “The CMA has taken...

New Travel App Designed to Help Travelers with Disabilities
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New Travel App Designed to Help Travelers with Disabilities

While there are summits like TravelAbility intent on improving the experiences of travelers with disabilities, and even programs within cruise ships, like Silverseas’ accessible shore excursions, there are tons of areas in the travel industry that fail miserably when it comes to making their spaces accessible for all travelers. A new mobile app is intent...

Love is in the Air: App May Turn Love of Travel Into Real Life Love
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Love is in the Air: App May Turn Love of Travel Into Real Life Love

Move over Tinder, there’s a new app on the market, one aimed at frequent flyers. Though not specifically designed to spark romance between travelers, that could very well be the outcome for App in the Air users thanks to its handy “nearby” feature, which is designed to connect travelers who happen to be in the...

HEDNA Global Distribution Conference: The Top Must-See Sessions For 2019 | By Andrew Sanders
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HEDNA Global Distribution Conference: The Top Must-See Sessions For 2019 | By Andrew Sanders

As HEDNA’s Global Distribution Conference quickly approaches, our industry is looking forward to diving into analyzing and learning about innovative solutions and the newest technologies that carry the potential to improve all aspects of the complex and rapidly-evolving hospitality ecosystem. One look at the 2019 HEDNA agenda makes it clear that we’re about to embark...

Top Travel Technology Leaders Honored at 2019 Travvy Awards
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Top Travel Technology Leaders Honored at 2019 Travvy Awards

Travel technology continues to be a fascinating and rapidly evolving space, one in which barely a day goes by without the announcement of an exciting new development designed to improve the overall travel experience. From apps designed to customize and improve your hotel stay, to new ways of booking travel and sophisticated ways of communicating...

Priceline and US Department of Defense Launch Military Travel Booking Site
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Priceline and US Department of Defense Launch Military Travel Booking Site

Online travel agency Priceline and the United States Department of Defense have partnered up to create a travel site for U.S. military personnel. Dubbed “American Forces Travel,” this new site is open to current and retired military personnel to find hotel, flight, car rental, cruise deals and negotiated prices on vacation homes, apartments and packages...

The Future of Personal Transportation
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The Future of Personal Transportation

While Las Vegas is currently one of two cities in the U.S. allowing for consumer testing of driverless cars, the city got another driverless boost last week from CES2019: the driverless heli-taxi. While the annual Consumer Electronics Show brought a life-size prototype of the new aerial hybrid vehicle currently in development, it also brought a...