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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...

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...