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Travelport Is Selling Off Its Corporate Hotel Booking Platform Hotelzon to a Startup Travel Agency

Travelport is planning to sell its Hotelzon division to corporate travel agency startup TripStax, which was officially launched earlier this year — by two former execs at Travelport. Hotelzon claims to offer 1.5 million properties from multiple content sources that include Booking.com and Expedia, and says it has 370,000 users, including travel agencies, corporations and…

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American Airlines Is Phasing Out Its VIP and Corporate AirPass Program

American Airlines is no longer accepting new or renewal contracts for AirPass, its VIP-corporate membership scheme. However, “program functionality” will end by March 31, 2024. Airpass was a prepaid travel program, and had been in existence for more than 40 years (it used to be called AAirPass, and at one point offered unlimited flights.) Individual…

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Africa Travel Investor Finds New Rental Venture Incompatible With Remote Workers

Vacation rentals in African destinations tailored to professionals no longer tethered to offices? In theory it’s a sound idea, but one venture studio has just had to close down its startup.

Africa Travel Investor Finds New Rental Venture Incompatible With Remote Workers

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Amex GBT Partners With Dnata to Meet Middle East’s Growing Corporate Travel Demand

American Express Global Business Travel has partnered with Emirates Group-owned dnata to offer its global clients more local expertise in the Middle East region. The agency has signed a “preferred travel partner agreement” with Dubai-based dnata Travel Management. It will provide full end-to-end travel and meetings management services to Amex GBT’s customers, the company said.…

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Hybrid Work Is Already Having Long Lasting Effects on Hotel Design

A leading architect has pinpointed these emerging hotel trends, showing just how prevalent the pandemic legacy is within hospitality.

Hybrid Work Is Already Having Long Lasting Effects on Hotel Design

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Hilton Uncovers a Lot More About Blended Travelers After Student Competition

Hilton gets an A-plus for piggybacking Adobe Analytics' annual student challenge, as it gains a fresh perspective on how to capture more business. It may not have counted on just how complex this particular segment can be though.

Hilton Uncovers a Lot More About Blended Travelers After Student Competition

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Soaring Travel Costs Put Lawyers Back on Zoom

Rising airfares and travel costs are prompting legal professionals involved in dispute resolutions to return to video conferencing. That's according to a National Law Review article, which has highlighted how virtual proceedings are coming back after being used during the pandemic. International arbitration centers and courts became comfortable with the virtual format during lockdowns, with…

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Blueground Sees Short-Term Rental Boost From Those Fleeing Political Turmoil

The proptech startup says its latest Miami opening highlights demand for shorter stay accommodation from those traveling for political reasons, not just contract workers and digital nomads.

Blueground Sees Short-Term Rental Boost From Those Fleeing Political Turmoil

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Corp Travel Group GlobalStar Fills Critical Gaps In Europe

The London-based consortium is in recruiting mode as rival travel agencies continue to buy up their own local experts.

Corp Travel Group GlobalStar Fills Critical Gaps In Europe

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Disney Cutting Business Travel and Meetings-Related Travel After Belt Tightening

The first tremors of economic slowdown are beginning to be felt in the travel industry: even though Disney Parks had a record quarter, the overall parent company had a disappointing quarter in its other businesses and is now planning a hiring freeze, job cuts and other expense cuts. As part of that, CNBC reports that…