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People are already getting cheeky with Jetstar’s chatbot Jess

We did some research ourselves and asked Jess if she’d like to accompany us to dinner for Valentine’s Day. Sadly, we’re still waiting for her reply.

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Behind the scenes of Flight Centre’s huge tech partnership

by Daisy Doctor

Flight Centre is diving into the tech space. Considering it took us 10 years to understand The Matrix, we thought we might try to break it all down for you (and ourselves).

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Jetstar introduces Facebook Messenger chatbot

We asked Jetstar’s new chatbot, named Jess, if she wanted to hang out on the weekend. Sadly, she declined.

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American Express GBT acquires major B2B company

AMEX is pretty chuffed about this news, amid reports they were feeling a little left out of the industry’s ongoing acquisition party.

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Watch: First passenger drone takes maiden flight

We’re going to start saving for one of these immediately. Especially if it means not being coughed on every morning during our train commute.

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Could tech companies spell trouble for airlines?

Technology is back to bite someone else on the rear, and this time it’s the aviation industry. That ‘bite’ thing is a figure of speech, though.

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Robots vs. agents: Travel’s experts weigh in

by Daisy Doctor

Every time we hear the word ‘robot’ we think of Disney’s Wall-E. But we have a feeling travel bots won’t have a cockroach as a best friend.

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“Investing in tech is critical to survival”: Travel Counsellors MD

by Daisy Doctor

We sat down with Travel Counsellor’s Fred van Eijk and asked him where his hidden ‘robot war’ bunker is. Sadly, we’re bound to secrecy.

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Exclusive with TTC’s John Veitch on new agent portal

by Daisy Doctor

Sure, a lot of stuff Travel Weekly claims as “EXCLUSIVE” can be a tad liberal with the truth. But not today, exclusivity fans!

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Spanish family scammed $17k by Airbnb user

by Daisy Doctor

A Spanish family has lost thousands thanks to a major Airbnb scam. Excuse us while we change all future bookings to hotels.

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Facebook’s new changes could impact travel agents

by Hannah Edensor

Do you prefer to communicate with clients via pigeon carrier and smoke signal? Maybe skip this tech-related read then.

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Why SMART suitcases could be a dud

Smart luggage could be given the boot. Although to be honest, we had no idea luggage had different levels of intelligence in the first place.

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