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Sabre announces new deals with two hotel giants

The tech player has eked out fresh partnerships with two hotel behemoths, one of which has been in the news lately for controversial reasons.

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Tripadvisor sacks 200 staff amid leadership shake-up

Fresh off the heels of an announcement of hundreds of layoffs at the company, an email has revealed TripAdvisor is planning a shake-up in leadership.

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Webjet boss scores massive pay rise, as sale speculation lingers

by Huntley Mitchell

John Guscic’s salary has almost doubled, meaning he’s probably down at his local Maserati dealership right now purchasing a new sports car or few.

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Trivago licks its wounds after court loss, as industry bodies applaud ruling

by Huntley Mitchell

Trivago has responded to the Federal Court’s ruling that it misled consumers about hotel room rates on its website and in its TV ads. Find out what the OTA had to say here.

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Federal Court finds Trivago misled consumers about hotel room rates

An OTA using dodgy tactics is like a red rag to a bull for agents, so best take a couple of deep breaths and prepare a pillow to scream in before reading this.

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Troovo awarded US patent for virtual travel payments tech

Do you only subscribe to Travel Weekly for the techy stories, despite their rarity in the newsletter? Rejoice here!

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Global currency exchange service held to ransom by hackers

A major player in the realm of foreign currency exchange has been forced offline. Here’s what you can do if your clients are affected.

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AGENTS BEWARE: Australia’s first-ever cruise metasearch engine launches

Are you an agent who’s been busy keeping one eye on Google and another on Amazon? Well, you might want to start looking into cloning yourself after reading this news.

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Airbnb can now scan guests on social media for psychopathic tendencies

by Christian Fleetwood

More than a year after a patent for background check software was published, it has been revealed that Airbnb can check guests’ social media presence to see whether they are psychopaths before they rent.

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Booking.com’s new partnership makes travelling Southeast Asia easier for Aussies

Booking.com has grabbed hold of one of Asia’s largest rideshare players, marking the latest step in the OTA’s move to build all-in-one functionality.

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OPINION: AI is the industry’s secret weapon. Here’s why

by Sabrina Ricci

You can probably tell how basic our understanding of artificial intelligence is based on the featured image we used, so we decided to ask Travelport’s Sabrina Ricci to pen this handy piece.

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Booking.com creates its sweetest stay yet with ‘Candy Cane House’

Travel Weekly warns this story is so sweet that you could get type 2 diabetes just from reading it.

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