Articles tagged “travel agents”

Travel Technology

Mondee Acquires Brazilian Online Travel Marketplace Orinter for $40 Million

Mondee began its journey of expanding offerings via seven acquisitions during the pandemic. Now it's starting another acquisition spree, and all signs point to that being a good move.

Mondee Acquires Brazilian Online Travel Marketplace Orinter for $40 Million

News Blog

Software Developer Makes AI Travel Itinerary Tool

During her Christmas holiday, a software developer created a tool to generate and map travel itineraries using generative artificial intelligence (AI).  The Australia-based developer, Katrin Schmid, posted on Linkedin about the tool she made, called Journeai. It is powered by the generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT, released last year by OpenAi, a San Francisco-based AI research…

Travel Technology

Travelport CEO Talks Recovery Outlook and Tech Investment in 2023

If the industry waits for segments like business travel to fully recover, it could be waiting forever. That’s one reason why Travelport and its competitors should continue investing in tech and expanding offerings.

Travelport CEO Talks Recovery Outlook and Tech Investment in 2023

Travel Agents

How Prepared Are Travel Agents for China’s Reopening This Weekend?

China's tourism experts warned the industry to prepare for the return of the Chinese traveler months ago — meaning active destination promotions with special packages catering to China's reopening should already be in place. We will know how well it heeded that call in the days ahead.

How Prepared Are Travel Agents for China’s Reopening This Weekend?

Tour Operators

Generative AI Holds First-Mover Advantage for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

Artificial Intelligence's impact on travel planning is poised to define itself in 2023 as generative AI technology becomes more accessible and even more intelligent.

Generative AI Holds First-Mover Advantage for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

Travel Agents

Dubai Tour Planning Faces a Mid-Market Beachfront Gap

The Middle East is leading global tourism recovery as its robust expansion in both leisure and business experiences fuel its appeal. Add to this, its long summer remains a key multi-day tour drawcard for tour operators selling the region.

Dubai Tour Planning Faces a Mid-Market Beachfront Gap

Startups

Le Collectionist Raises $63 Million for Luxury Vacation Rentals

It seems like there's a short-term rental platform for everyone. Le Collectionist's niche is people who want to rent top-tier houses for tens of thousands of dollars per week.

Le Collectionist Raises $63 Million for Luxury Vacation Rentals

Travel Agents

U.S. Travel Agents Tells Officials in D.C. We Like Airline Fee Disclosures … To a Point

Travel agents want transparency of fees charged by airlines, but are concerned they're doing the heavy lifting required to share the details.

U.S. Travel Agents Tells Officials in D.C. We Like Airline Fee Disclosures … To a Point

News Blog

Qantas Offloads Stake in Australian Travel Agency Helloworld for $22 Million

Qantas has sold its remaining 12.4 percent shareholding in Australian travel agency Helloworld Travel Limited for $22 million. The airline made the decision as it “sharpens its focus on post-Covid recovery,” and it had been reducing its stake over several years. “We’ve announced some major investments this year as we focus on what is core…

Travel Technology

Sabre’s Slow Recovery Gets Lift From Pandemic Booking Milestone

Business is still not close to where it was in 2019, but it's getting there — slowly.

Sabre’s Slow Recovery Gets Lift From Pandemic Booking Milestone