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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...

Travelers Grow Wary of the Sharing Economy
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Travelers Grow Wary of the Sharing Economy

As the summer vacation season gathers steam, new revelations about the sharing economy are coming to light. In particular, millennials—who have driven the sharing economy to new heights—are beginning to revert back to more traditional services while baby boomers are embracing alternative travel methods in larger numbers. Overall, the likelihood to use sharing economy services...

Journera Announces First Billion Events Processed
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Journera Announces First Billion Events Processed

WHY IT RATES: The data platform is used by the top travel brands in the industry.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Journera, the real-time data exchange for creating more seamless travel, today announced that it has processed more than 1 billion travel events for over 110 million U.S. traveling customers of its commercial partners. Journera...

Amazon Launching Flight Bookings in India
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Amazon Launching Flight Bookings in India

Amazon is once again expanding its colossal footprint, launching a flight-booking service in India. The e-commerce giant has partnered with Mumbai-based online travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip to offer domestic routes from Vistara UK, GoAir, SpiceJet and IndiGo, among other carriers. MORE Travel Technology “We are excited to partner with Cleartrip and share their...

After Sexual Assault Concerns, TripAdvisor Adds New Safety Filter
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After Sexual Assault Concerns, TripAdvisor Adds New Safety Filter

Two months ago, The Guardian released an article that found that TripAdvisor had been telling women travelers who had been raped or sexually assaulted at hotels listed on TripAdvisor to just leave a review explaining their experience. While many women did, they wanted TripAdvisor to flag these hotels in some way, as their reviews would...

Hipcamp Launches Mobile App for Booking Campsites, Glampsites Across US
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Hipcamp Launches Mobile App for Booking Campsites, Glampsites Across US

WHY IT RATES: When trying to find the perfect campsite for your vacation, the Hipcamp has travelers covered.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Today, Hipcamp announced the launch of its mobile app, designed to help people discover and book camping, “glamping”, and RV experiences on over 300,000 campsites across America. Released just ahead of Memorial...

The Ultimate Carry-All for Your Next Journey
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The Ultimate Carry-All for Your Next Journey

Spring is finally here, and now is a great time to travel. Whether you’re going on a short vacation, jumping on a flight for a business trip or commuting to work by foot or train, it seems we are all on-the-go when the weather breaks. I recently returned from a family vacation and knew before...

The Latest Travel Accessories for Every Need, Real and Imagined
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The Latest Travel Accessories for Every Need, Real and Imagined

What will the luggage set of the future look like? It might not be luggage at all even, but rather, items we rent at the scene or pick out of a vending machine. Or maybe, something relegated as unimportant with the emergence of molecular recombinant teletransport technology. Until that time, however, we remain humans pulling...

Softvoyage Acquires Majority Stake in Argentina based Pythagoras
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Softvoyage Acquires Majority Stake in Argentina based Pythagoras

Softvoyage is proud to announce its acquisition of a majority stake in Pythagoras, a Buenos Aires, Argentina based Travel Technology Company. Moise Levy, Co-Founder of Softvoyage explains: We are very excited to merge our forces with the team at Pythagoras. Pythagoras being one of the leaders in Travel Technology in South America is very similar...

New Study Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction With Travel Apps
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New Study Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction With Travel Apps

Travel apps have become a key part of the travel experience for many people, providing information on everything from flight delays to last minute discounts on hotel rooms. Yet when it comes to overall customer satisfaction, it seems these apps still lag far behind those offered by other industries, particularly the financial industry. MORE Travel...