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Technology

OTA forced to pay $6.5m in withheld payments to hundreds of Aussie tour operators

To any big, shonky OTA that has the ACCC up their clacker, learn from Adventium’s example and pay what you damn well owe.

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Hotels

Online travel agency opens its first-ever hotel

In further proof that OTAs are trying to infiltrate just about every sector of the travel industry comes this bricks-and-mortar move.

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Technology

Luxury Escapes takes giant tech leap with acquisition of online travel player

After being called out by a new Aussie OTA only just the other day, Luxury Escapes has returned serve with this, and accompanied it with a Lleyton Hewitt-esque “C’MON!”

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Technology

“We aren’t shy to enter a competitive market”: New Aussie-owned platform to take on online travel juggernauts

Australia’s OTA landscape has become even more crowded, with a new player already calling out the giants.

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TripADeal appoints new chief operating officer

It’s understood the Byron-Bay-based OTA celebrated the appointment with a few cases of Stone & Wood and an incense burning ceremony.

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Aviation

JetBlue slams “frivolous” lawsuit over alleged blocking of OTAs

Did you hear someone yell “OOOOOOH, BURN!” in the general vicinity of Surry Hills this morning? Don’t worry, it was just Travel Weekly’s editor upon reading this news.

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Travello doubles down on youth market with acquisition of local OTA

The Brisbane-based travel platform is looking a lot more youthful. However, that’s not to suggest its staff have all had a facelift.

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Aviation

AirAsia transforms into ‘digital lifestyle platform’ with new ‘super app’

What is a ‘super app’, you may ask? We’ll let you know once we’re finished Googling ‘digital lifestyle platform’. Or, you can just read the article.

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Technology

BGH Capital expands travel footprint with investment in Aussie OTA

It failed to nab Virgin, but secured a takeover deal with Village Roadshow. Now, the private equity firm has befriended an OTA.

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Technology

Thomas Cook to rise from the dead as an online travel agency

After collapsing in September last year, Thomas Cook is reportedly set to make a comeback.

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Technology

Webjet launches carbon offsetting program

Webjet is encouraging its customers to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability.

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Webjet reveals “devastating” COVID-19 damage to full-year results

by Huntley Mitchell

The ASX-listed online travel company is carrying a number of financial bumps and bruises from the coronavirus.

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