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Royal Caribbean Leaning on AI to Manage Pricing More Effectively
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Royal Caribbean Leaning on AI to Manage Pricing More Effectively

Royal Caribbean International is looking to artificial intelligence (AI) to help manage the millions of price points it offers. “Even within each ship there are multiple inventory types ranging from a typical interior cabin, the most basic stay, to areas that can hold up to 12 people and are over 1,000 square feet,” Michael Goldner,...

What’s on Your Virtuoso Wanderlist?
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What’s on Your Virtuoso Wanderlist?

WHY IT RATES: Blue Ribbon Bags met with several travel advisors during Virtuoso Travel Week. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Earlier this month, more than 6,500 travel professionals who are part of global luxury travel network Virtuoso attended the 31st annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. An estimated 280,000 one-to-one meetings took place between advisors...

More Than Half of Travelers Have Tech Issues While Traveling
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More Than Half of Travelers Have Tech Issues While Traveling

Though not exactly shocking news to the many road warriors out there, more than half of Americans say they’ve had an issue with travel technology while traveling. That’s according to Snow Software, a technology intelligence solutions company, which recently delved into how technology affects travelers in both a positive and negative way. Trending Now While...

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Stopping Sabre, Farelogix Deal
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Justice Department Files Lawsuit Stopping Sabre, Farelogix Deal

The United States Justice Department announced Tuesday it would be fighting to stop travel technology firm Sabre Corporation from purchasing Farelogix Inc. According to Reuters.com, Sabre announced last week that it planned to close the $360 million acquisition by Wednesday if the Justice Department didn’t file a lawsuit. As a result, the paperwork was filed...

Travelport and Qantas for New Era of Distribution Asia-Pacific
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Travelport and Qantas for New Era of Distribution Asia-Pacific

WHY IT RATES: Travelport processes live test GDS bookings of Qantas’ NDC content. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer As the next step in its continuing support for Qantas’ New Distribution Capability, including the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP), Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel industry, has today begun handling its first bookings with Qantas...

American Airlines, American Express and Amadeus Complete Live NDC Bookings
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American Airlines, American Express and Amadeus Complete Live NDC Bookings

WHY IT RATES: This announcement marks an important step forward for airline retailing as three industry leaders demonstrate how collaboration is key to creating value and choice.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer. American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel and Amadeus announce a milestone in travel retailing at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2019 Convention....

Travelport Offers First Phase of Next-Generation-Storefront (NGS) Capability
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Travelport Offers First Phase of Next-Generation-Storefront (NGS) Capability

WHY IT RATES: Travelport is committed to elevating the shopping experience for its customers. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer MORE Travel Technology Travelport announced that it is actively working with multiple airlines and partners to offer Next Generation Storefront (NGS) capability. Industry partners working with Travelport to pioneer NGS development are WhereTo, an online booking...

New App Aims to Help the Visually Impaired at Airports
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New App Aims to Help the Visually Impaired at Airports

Navigating airports can be a significant challenge for visually impaired individuals. To help remedy that reality, a Carnegie Mellon University professor who has been blind since she was 14 has launched a navigation app that provides turn-by-turn audio instructions for users, according to the Associated Press. MORE Travel Technology The professor, Chieko Asakawa, worked with...

Expedia Agrees to Pay Over $300K for Cuban Travel Sanctions
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Expedia Agrees to Pay Over $300K for Cuban Travel Sanctions

The United States government fined travel technology company Expedia Group $325,406 for breaching Cuban travel sanctions between 2011 and 2014. According to a U.S. Department of the Treasury report released Thursday, Expedia and its associated brands helped 2,221 people with travel-related services between the U.S. and Cuba, which is a violation of the former Cuban...