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Agoda unveils swathe of new offerings for customers and partners

Do you live in constant fear of the power and might of OTAs? Well, it might be best to skip over this news then.

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Travellers Choice’s new tech to turn members into OTAs

by Christian Fleetwood

In between glasses of South Australian shiraz, Travel Weekly grabbed an interview with Travellers Choice’s MD about its “game-changing” new piece of tech at the company’s conference over the weekend.

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5 tech trends to keep an eye on in 2020

by Sponsored by Quest Events

Identifying trends is key to staying ahead of the pack when it comes to the use of technology in travel. Here are five big ones you should be taking note of in 2020.

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Tramada launches new module to make it easier to collect agent commissions

Tramada Systems has introduced a new module for its travel tech platform to automate reconciliation of non-ticket commissions. Not sure what that means? Click here.

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Trivago CEO steps down, taps CFO for top role

There has been an awful lot of moving and shaking over at the Trivago offices – you’d think the company was having a dancing competition. Alas, it’s just a leadership reshuffle.

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Airbnb, Vrbo hosts in hot water for naming and shaming guests on Facebook

Hosts of short-term rental properties have been sharing images of guests along with their names and personal information online, with some making racist comments and revealing guests’ sexual orientations.

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Aussie-based travel start-up Rome2Rio acquired by rival

As the saying goes, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, and that’s exactly the case here.

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Agoda launches ‘Flights’ offering

by Huntley Mitchell

Do you try to keep tabs on OTAs? Well, Travel Weekly has saved you from doing some of the legwork here.

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Expedia still profiting from “extreme animal cruelty”, report finds

by Christian Fleetwood

Expedia Group must stop selling tickets to dolphin shows, according to a damning new report.

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“A life-changing visit”: Technology at popular attraction discovers tourist’s breast cancer

by Huntley Mitchell

A major UK tourist attraction has proved it is worth its weight in gold by detecting that one of its visitors had breast cancer.

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TripAdvisor gives hotels direct booking capability with new paid placement feature

by Christian Fleetwood

It looks like TripAdvisor is moving and shaking its way further into paid advertising options; more elegantly, might we add, than Travel Weekly’s editor on the dance floor.

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Serko expands agreement with Booking.com, as Booking Holdings gets behind capital raise

by Huntley Mitchell

Wondering why these two fellas in the accompanying photo look overly happy? Well, you could click on this story to find out or, alternatively, just read the headline.

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