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Tripadvisor co-founder and CEO to exit, with marketing chief also on the way out

by Huntley Mitchell

While Stephen Kaufer is “stepping away” from the company he’s led since 2000, Lindsay Nelson’s exit has been labelled a “termination”.

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Webjet’s Online Republic division rebrands as GoSee

The spicy cough is proving to be the catalyst for rebrands, renamings and refreshes in the travel space, with Online Republic the latest to adopt a new look.

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Flight Centre announces ‘Travel Runway’, a “revolutionary” digital experience

Flight Centre is channelling fashion shows for its new ‘choose your own adventure’ experience. However, that’s not to suggest Skroo will be strutting down a catwalk in heels.

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BBC Global News unveils its very own online travel marketplace in Australia and NZ

The UK media giant wants a bigger slice of the travel pie, and is heading Down Under to get it.

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The ACCC wants Trivago to be fined at least $90m for deceiving consumers

Australia’s consumer watchdog reckons Trivago’s crimes could, in theory, equate to hundreds of billions of dollars in fines, which makes $90 million look like a good deal to us.

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Australia’s internationally recognised vaccine certificate to be released tomorrow

Overseas jaunts are one step closer, with the federal government ready to hit ‘go’ on our new COVID-19 international vaccine certificates.

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Google can now estimate carbon emissions for almost all flights

You don’t even need to book through Google Flights to see the CO2 estimate… we’re not suggesting agents steal the info as an add-on for clients, but also we are.

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Klook grows Agent Marketplace via new partnership with Merlin Entertainments

Have you been searching for a more seamless way to book Merlin attractions? Well, this new deal will have you fist-pumping and cartwheeling down the office hallway.

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Designer Journeys names industry veteran Belinda Ward as new head of sales

Travel Weekly can only assume Belinda Ward fittingly celebrated her new role by purchasing a designer handbag and matching shoes.

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Agoda offers more support to Aussie partners, expands advertising solutions

The online travel platform is showing some love to its Aussie partners with a swathe of new support measures and dedicated services.

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Expedia Group to combine its reward programs, creating mega loyalty platform

The group has decided that it’d be better to dangle all of its loyalty carrots together in a bunch, so you’d have to agree that the accompanying pic is on point.

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DFAT releases app to verify international vaccine certificates

The government continues to make headway in its preparations for the restart of international travel, with ScoMo now browsing online for a fresh Hawaiian shirt.

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