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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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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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Booking.com to axe 25 per cent of workforce

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s sad news for Booking.com staff today, with the OTA forced to cull its headcount as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

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Aviation

Airline CEO slams OTAs over dodgy refund practices

Online travel agencies using ‘screen scraping’ are preventing passengers from receiving refunds from cancelled flights, according to this airline boss.

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Technology

Webjet introduces Afterpay option for Aussie customers

Another day, another Afterpay article. However, that’s not to suggest we’ll be going for the trifecta tomorrow.

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Afterpay makes online travel play

If COVID-19 wasn’t already enough of a challenge for travel agents, a new OTA has entered the ring.

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Webjet hits back at “factual inaccuracies” of Google’s impact in analyst report

Webjet has pushed back at damaging “inaccuracies” in an analyst report on the OTA, which contributed to its dire share price earlier this week.

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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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