“Australia is a terrific market for cruising!”: Expedia’s Greg Schulze on how agents can maximise their business
We chatted with one of the big wigs at Expedia during its recent gathering in Vegas. Sadly, he declined our invite to join us for a game of blackjack, but that’s probably for the best.
Trivago cops $44.7 million fine for misleading consumers
For us, the biggest betrayal here is being lied to by the nice lady in the brand’s iconic ads. It’s going to take a while for us to be able to trust again.
Industry legend Katrina Barry nabbed by hospo tech giant me&u
To celebrate, Travel Weekly staff have been practising a rendition of Slim Dusty’s Love to have a beer with Duncan using the industry stalwart’s name instead. It’s not very good.
Flight Centre nabs majority stake in travel tech company
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor managed to update her computer this morning and only had two meltdowns in the process, which is a tech achievement in itself.
Flight Centre reveals groundbreaking new tech for independent agents
The captain appears to be backing a continued investment in home-based travel agents with the release of this shiny new platform.
Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie appointed as chair of TRAVLR
Michelle Guthrie will take the reigns as the new chair of the board at TRAVLR, alongside advisor and investor, Matt Berriman as the role of non-executive director.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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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