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Hotels

AA and AHA merger to form new peak body called Accommodation Australia

The Accommodation Association and the Australian Hotel Association are powering on with their merger, revealing the name of their end goal.

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Aviation

Jetblue moves to acquire Spirit potentially derailing Frontier merger

There is drama afoot among the US’ low-cost carriers, as Jetblue and Frontier battle it out for custody of America’s most hated airline.

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Tourism

Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association kick off merger with milestone meeting

Rumour has it the Spice Girl’s When Two Become One could be heard blasting from the conference room where this monumental meeting took place.

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Hotels

The Star pulls Crown merger proposal over Royal Commission “issues”

by Huntley Mitchell

The future of James Packer’s casino empire is looking bleaker by the minute, with The Star no longer interested in teaming up.

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Hotels

Crown Resorts rejects Blackstone’s bid, but The Star’s merger offer still in play

by Huntley Mitchell

The bosses at Crown have given the private equity firm a big thumbs down for its acquisition proposal.

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Hotels

The Star lobs merger offer at rival Crown to create $12bn tourism and entertainment giant

by Huntley Mitchell

The Star faces some competition, however, from a private equity firm that wants to take over Crown (which, FYI, has also just hired a new CEO).

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Hotels

Accor remains tight-lipped on potential IHG merger

If a merger of the two was to eventuate, it would knock Marriott off its perch as the world’s largest hotel group.

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Wholesalers

Elegant Resorts & Villas merges with Aussie DMC

Looking to wow your clients with some snazzy domestic itineraries with fancy accommodation to match? Click this way.

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Aviation

Emirates rumored to be considering Etihad take over

Emirates have denied rumours they are considering taking over Etihad, which would form the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld-AOT deal looks set for thumbs-up

by Anne Majumdar

Helloworld’s major shareholders have confirmed they plan to approve the merger, as the agency group reported an increase in brand awareness.

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Hotels

IHG ignores reports IHG and Starwood in merger deal talks

by Daisy Melwani

Rumours reignite causing shares to spike after reports claim InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood held talks to create the world’s largest hotel group.

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News

Investor pushes for InterContinental merger

American hedge fund Marcato Capital Management, is actively pushing for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to agree to a merger or […]

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