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More consumers seeing the value of using a travel agent: poll

The pandemic is by far the toughest situation retail travel agents have ever had to deal with. But there’s a bright side: the travelling public has finally realized why it’s so important to book through a travel agent.
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Travelport’s new tool tracks safety measures of world’s largest airlines

With airlines around the world releasing their own health and safety protocols in response to COVID-19, Travelport has launched a new tracking tool that helps agents streamline all individual policies.
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“It completes the entire process at one time”: Travelport launches new ticket exchange tool

Travelport is taking on the challenge of ticket exchanges, repricing and reticketing wih a new agency solution called Smartpoint Exchanges, exclusive to Canada.
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Galileo, Worldspan parent agrees to $4b. acquisition

The parent company of the Galileo and Worldspan GDSs is being bought out in a deal worth more than US$4 billion.
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Interjet signs new deal with Travelport

Interjet Airlines has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Travelport that will see the airline deploy new commerce solutions that will enhance booking capabilities and increase revenue.
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Travelport becomes first GDS operator to offer NDC content

Travelport has become the first GDS operator to manage the live booking of flights using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) technical standard.
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Travelport announces leadership changes in the Americas and EMEA

Travelport has boosted its Agency Commerce teams in the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
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250 airlines now getting a branded boost courtesy of Travelport

Travelport has announced that over 250 airlines are now benefitting from its Rich Content and Branding merchandising tool.
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Canadians among the world’s least digitally dependent travellers

It’s bad news for travel tech companies but potentially good news for bricks-and-mortar travel agencies.
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Travelport, Hertz deal means more content in Galileo, Worldspan GDSs

The parent company of the Galileo and Worldspan GDSs has signed a new agreement with The Hertz Corporation.
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Here’s your first look at WestJet’s first-ever airport lounge, opening Nov. 2
Here’s your first look at WestJet’s first-ever lounge, opening Nov. 2
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Princess extends pause of operations in Australia
Princess extends pause of operations in Australia
Princess Cruises is extending its pause of operations for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May...
“Millennials first to retravel,” G Adventures launches 8 new trips
G Adventures predicts millennials will be first to ‘retravel’, launches 8 new trips
G Adventures has announced eight new ’18-to-Thirtysomethings’ trips in seven countries for 2021 following a recent...
National Car Rental extending loyalty benefits by additional year
National Car Rental extending loyalty benefits by additional year
Enterprise Holdings says it is providing customers with the most robust loyalty extension yet in the travel industry...
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