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Travel Agents

Is Airbnb now a bigger threat to travel companies?

by Alexandra Coulton

Airbnb is treading dangerously close to travel agent territory. Almost as close as we are to cracking the bottle of wine we keep stashed under our desks. Mondays, right?

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Travel Agents

How worried should agents be about 7Travel?

by Daisy Doctor

7Travel’s entrance into the OTA market is about as welcome as our cousin’s kids who steal all our money at Christmas lunch.

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Cruise

Viking Cruises unveils OTA portal

Viking is “cruising” into the OTA space. See what we did there? We even used quotation marks for added gravitas.

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Travel Agents

Tripadvisor launches agent booking platform

TripAdvisor’s new booking platform is a big win for travel agents. Well, it could be, we haven’t actually read the article.

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Travel Agents

Over 50% of travel fraud comes from corrupt OTAs

by Hannah Edensor

Much like drunk dancing at Christmas parties, travel fraud is a simmering industry issue that few appear willing to broach.

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Travel Agents

Webjet to enhance online shopping experience

by Amy Bryant

Webjet are still in the bad books with travel agents after ‘that Ad’, but they haven’t been drowning their sorrows, instead opting to up the ante when it comes to buying flights online.

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Technology

Adopting Virtual Payment Solutions

by Anne Majumdar

Australian travel agents are catching on, we’re told.

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Technology

Google sneakily adds hotel booking

by Daisy Melwani

Search isn’t enough for this giant, it now allows users to book and pay for hotel rooms directly on Google.

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Travel Agents

Internet catching up with Flight Centre

by Evan Schwarten - AAP

After more than a decade of defying the threat from online competitors, is the internet finally catching up with Flight Centre?

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Hotels

Mobile should be key to hotel strategy: OTA

by Daisy Melwani

Australian hoteliers must join the mobile bandwagon, or miss out dearly on bookings, Expedia warns.

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Hotels

Hotels, strike a pose to sell: Expedia

by Daisy Melwani

Hoteliers, don’t get psycho, just change photos if you want better conversion from online bookings.

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Hotels

Accor to take on OTA’s

by Daisy Melwani

AccorHotels gets its ducks in a row; becomes “trailblazer” in hospitality by wooing independent hotels.

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