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All that glitters is not gold: CHTA fires back at OTA Booking.com

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has decried Booking.com’s new commission policy - which includes extracting commissions on tips and gratuities or service charges incorporated into a guest’s billing - as “grossly unfair”.
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Trying to convince your partner to redecorate? Book a holiday

Ever found yourself inspired to renovate after a trip? You're not the only one according to new research.
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Booking.com opens in Toronto, wants to win over trade with agent platform

Online travel agency Booking.com has set up shop in Toronto with a hiring mandate for 200+ customer service reps in 2017 and a total of 600+ over the next four or five years.
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Turkey’s travel agent association manages to get Booking.com blocked

A Turkish court has ordered the travel website Booking.com to be blocked in a dispute with the country's main travel agency association, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.
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Booking.com opens shop in Toronto with brand new call centre

Booking.com has announced that it will be opening a customer service call centre in Toronto this April, the company’s fourth in North America.
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Booking.com targets travel agents with new agent platform

One of the world’s biggest OTAs has launched a new platform specifically designed with the needs of travel agents in mind.
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Booking.com enters Cuba; bookable hotels in Havana coming in few weeks

Booking.com is jumping on the bandwagon to Cuba with the announcement that it will become the first online U.S. travel brand to offer instantly bookable hotel properties for certain U.S. citizens travelling to the island nation.
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First Sunwing guests arrive in Cancun and Montego Bay
A. Sunwing (sent) B. Belize delays reopening C. NCLH Q2 results (sent) D. Intrepid 1. U.S. Department of State (already posted) 2. Emirates (sent) 3. Brussels Airlines (sent yesterday)
Sunwing has welcomed back its first customers since the early days of the pandemic in March, with guests arriving in...
Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry
Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry
Belize has delayed the reopening of its Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
NCLH burning through US$160 million a month amid pandemic
NCLH burning through US$160 million a month amid pandemic
NCL parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings says its cash burn rate is US$160 million per month as it waits out...
Intrepid is back on tour with first post-pandemic departure
Intrepid is back on tour with first post-pandemic departure
Intrepid Travel kicked off its first departure post-pandemic yesterday, with a group of six travellers heading out from...
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