Agents' Choice 2020

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Making The Investment

Flight Centre Takes An Interest In BIBAM

Making The Investment Flight Centre Travel Group has acquired a 24.1% interest in the Argentinian travel company BIBAM (Biblos America), which owns and operates Biblos and the fast growing e-commerce player Avantrip. According to Dean Smith, FLT's president in the Americas, the company's investment in Bibam will... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

FlyEx.com: Is this retail travel’s Airbnb?

FlyEx.com: Is this retail travel’s Airbnb? In an exclusive story in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, executive editor, Bob Mowat reports that a San Francisco-based start-up called FlyEx has rolled out a personalized, on-demand, peer-to-peer travel booking and messaging platform (called Travel Chat) at SXSW (South By... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Amadeus Locks It In With FLYR

Start-Up Company Helps Travellers Lock In Air Prices

Amadeus Locks It In With FLYR Amadeus Ventures has invested in FLYR – a start-up firm that helps travellers lock-un the price of flight tickets before they book. When travellers search for fares through an OTA, metasearch site or airline website, FLYR's FareKeep gives them the option to hold a specific fare and protect... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology

Content Is The New Travel Currency

TripXpertz Launches New Approach To Online Travel Selling

Content Is The New Travel Currency   “Content,” observes Brad Miron, “is the new travel currency.” Miron, the founder & CEO of TripXpertz, sat down with Canadian Travel Press recently to talk about the launch of TripXpertz, which he described as a virtual agency website network of “destinational-focused... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research

Talking About The Next Generation

TripXpertz Launches New Approach To Online Travel Selling

Talking About The Next Generation A group of about 40 travel trade types were on hand in Toronto yesterday (Jan. 31) for the launch of TripXpertz, a virtual agency website network focused on the user experience and designed to drive brand and demand to its destination partners. Billing itself as the 'next generation of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Online Travel Agency, Travel Agents

Webjet, Routehappy Partner

Companies Will Showcase Airline Rich Content In Flight Search Results

Webjet, Routehappy Partner Australia and New Zealand OTA, Webjet has announced its implementation of Routehappy Scores & Amenities and Routehappy Hub content, enabling it to display airline rich content in flight search results. The integration will enable customers to see compelling, targeted airline information... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

No Sale

TripAdvisor Takes Action To Protect Animals

No Sale TripAdvisor has announced its commitment to launch a set of industry-leading actions, including changes to its policy on selling tickets to animal attractions and the launch of a new education portal to help inform travellers about the standards of care for wild, captive, and endangered species... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Making The Connections

Vacation.com, Travelport Working To Help Agents Succeed

Making The Connections In this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press, Ann Ruppenstein reports on Vacation.com's 18th International Conference and Trade Show that was held in Hollywood, Florida last week, while Bob Mowat sits down with Travelport America's group vice-president & managing director to talk... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Answering The Unanswered Question

Booking.com Works To Personalize Search For Users

Answering The Unanswered Question A few years ago, if you typed “Downhill Skiing” into a search box on one of the major search engines, you wouldn't get back much in the way of useful information to help you plan your trip. Or as Darren Huston put it, “you'd get kind of a lot of noise.” But things are changing and... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research

Booking.com Connects With Cuba

Certain US Travellers Will Soon Be Able To Book Destination Instantly

Booking.com Connects With Cuba Booking.com has announced that it will become the first online US travel brand to offer instantly bookable hotel properties for certain US citizens travelling to Cuba. Following months of work with the Cuban Authorities and local hotels, the first properties will be ready to book in the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology
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