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Hotelbeds Group publishes results of industry survey on data analytics taken at MarketHub Asia

| June 15, 2017
Hotelbeds Group publishes results of industry survey on data analytics taken at MarketHub Asia
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Data analytics survey launched at the recent Hotelbeds MarketHub Asia event in Bangkok surveyed 250 plus participants and over 30 nationalities. Almost 90% of APAC travel companies will increase data analytics budget next year – and over half expect 30% plus increase in revenues from data analytics boost. Lack of skilled people and lack of […]

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Hotelbeds Group completes deal for Tourico Holidays

| June 8, 2017
Hotelbeds Group completes deal for Tourico Holidays
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  Following closure of customary regulatory and legal procedures, Tourico Holidays is now officially part of Hotelbeds Group. From today Tourico Holidays will become a business unit within Hotelbeds Group while the integration progresses. Strategic plan in development for combining both businesses in a phased approach.  Palma, June 8th , 2017 – Hotelbeds Group, a […]

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Hotelbeds Group continues to strengthen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) offering with TrekkSoft partnership to power real-time bookings

| June 1, 2017
Hotelbeds Group continues to strengthen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) offering with TrekkSoft partnership to power real-time bookings
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TrekkSoft´s technology will be integrated into Hotelbeds Group´s platform to benefit both suppliers and clients via increased upselling opportunities. Increase in TAB´s portfolio by over 2,000 activities – to reach more than 14,000 activities globally. Partnership forms part of Hotelbeds Group´s strategy to triple sales for its Transfer & Activity Bank over coming years. Palma […]

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Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event

| May 5, 2017
Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event
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  Mexico fifth most popular destination for clients of Hotelbeds globally. Top Mexico destination for clients of Hotelbeds is Riviera Maya, host destination for 8th edition of MarketHub Americas by Hotelbeds event. MarketHub Americas gathers hundreds of tour operators and OTAs from across North, Central and South Americas. Palma de Mallorca, 5th May 2017 – […]

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Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

| April 27, 2017
Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017
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  o  ´Powered by data. Driven by people´ theme for Hotelbeds’ MarketHub Americas event. o  Top five questions to ask your technology provider about data analytics outlined by Hotelbeds Group´s CIO. o  Polling of over 500 attendees on data analytics trends reveals that 64% will increase investment significantly in data and analytics over the next […]

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GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

| April 21, 2017
GTA to join Hotelbeds Group
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  o       Hotelbeds Group and GTA combine forces to drive distribution excellence in the B2B travel wholesaler and retail space. o       Deal brings together companies with complementary operations and geographic footprints. o       Significant presence of GTA in fast growing Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets closely aligns with Hotelbeds Group´s growth strategy.

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Artificial, intelligent and highly topical

| March 6, 2017
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ITB Berlin Convention turns the spotlight on one of the year’s most fascinating technological subjects – Live demonstration of service robot “Pepper” – Discussions about the opportunities offered by chatbots and virtual assistants and their impact on the international travel industry

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Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

| February 7, 2017
Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 
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o   Hotelbeds Group and Tourico Holidays combine forces to drive innovation in the B2B Bedbank space. o   Deal will combine companies with complementary geographic footprints. 

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Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

| February 7, 2017
Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio
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A Chinese technology start-up with ambitious global expansion plans is exhibiting at all the World Travel Market Portfolio events this year, following its success at WTM London.

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

| February 6, 2017
Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism
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Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k

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ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future

| January 26, 2017
ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future
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International pitching event for startups – discussion rounds with experts on chatbots, virtual reality and millennials – the eTravel World is booked up and for the first time occupies two halls

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Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

| January 19, 2017
Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud
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  Currently more than 60% of the company´s data securely stored in the public cloud Transition coincides with change in data center to support Hotelbeds Group’s cloud strategy The transition has been made through technology partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BT  Madrid –  Hotelbeds Group, the number one bedbank worldwide and a business-to-business provider of […]

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Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

| December 15, 2016
Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups
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Copenhagen ranks 6th for digital scale-ups and 7th for startups on the European Digital City Index 2016, owing to its business environment and access to skills and capital. Copenhagen scores highly on its business environment, access to capital and relevant skills, and a flexible labour market, all providing supporting framework conditions for digital entrepreneurs and […]

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Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

| November 30, 2016
Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 
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o   Over the past year the company has focused its strategy on internationalisation and investment in Asian and American markets. o   Bedsonline has also strengthened its worldwide sales team by appointing new Country Managers in strategic markets. Palma de Mallorca, November 30, 2016 – Bedsonline, the leading global provider of online accommodation and ancillary products […]

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Hotelbeds Group wins two consecutive awards in Asia-Pacific

| November 16, 2016
Hotelbeds Group wins two consecutive awards in Asia-Pacific
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Awards from both TravelMole ITB Asia and Travel Weekly Asia in less than one month Both awards result of ´readers’ choice´ voting – further confirming partner satisfaction and industry recognition

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eTravel World now in two halls

| November 10, 2016
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ITB Berlin allocates more space for exhibitors in this growth segment – for the first time the eTravel Showroom features product presentations – lectures about chatbots, storytelling and influencer marketing on the eTravel Stage

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Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

| November 10, 2016
Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM
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Chatbots are not going to take over the world yet but solid use cases are emerging according to experts speaking during the final day of the Travel Tech Show at WTM.

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Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

| November 9, 2016
Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)
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o   Ambitious plan to triple sales of transfers, tours and activities over the coming years o   Further expansion of product portfolio and commitment to best-in-class technology to drive sales and attract further intermediaries to the platform o   Current partners include Disney Parks, Legoland, and Open Camp, the first park in the world dedicated to the […]

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Travel Tech Show At WTM Day Two Dominated by New Channels To Market and Marketing Channels

| November 8, 2016
Travel Tech Show At WTM Day Two Dominated by New Channels To Market and Marketing Channels
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New channels to market and new marketing channels dominated day two of the Travel Tech Show at WTM. A compelling presentation from a Facebook executive told the packed room that it has a handle on consumer behaviour and can spot user trends.

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Hotelbeds Group innovates with launch of APItude Cloud

| November 8, 2016
Hotelbeds Group innovates with launch of APItude Cloud
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  o   Phase-two response to high customer demand following  APItude launch o   Anticipates customer need for faster response times via cloud platform o   Additional new functionalities incorporated o   Launch cocktail party celebration takes place at WTM tonight from 5:30 pm  

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Travel Tech Show at WTM Day 1

| November 7, 2016
Travel Tech Show at WTM Day 1
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Sessions on disruptive technologies and innovation drew a huge audience during the travel tech show at WTM on Monday 7 November.

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eTravel World at ITB Berlin: Call for papers enters the final phase

| October 21, 2016
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The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2016 – best practices and case studies on digital marketing, chatbots and influencer marketing

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Roiback wins ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider’ at 2016 World Travel Awards

| October 4, 2016
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Palma de Mallorca, 4th October, 2016 – Roiback, a specialist in powering direct sales for hotels, has taken the Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider award at 2016 World Travel Awards, the travel industry’s most prestigious awards programme.

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Please like, share and follow: WTM London announces 2016 social media line-up

| October 4, 2016
Please like, share and follow: WTM London announces 2016 social media line-up
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World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, has lined up Facebook’s head of travel, the Instagrammer known as ‘the globe-trotting hunk’ as well as instigators of successful campaigns for its 2016 social media programme, in association with Travel Perspective.

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Qtech Software connects Hotelbeds’ API suite

| September 28, 2016
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  This new partnership will allow the 30-plus clients of both companies to benefit from a faster booking experience and the best-in-class technology.

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Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

| September 6, 2016
Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit
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Executives and entrepreneurs from established firms and start-up ventures will share know-how and tips with at the World Travel Market London/ Genesys Digital Transformation Summit.

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London Tech Week aims to become leading global festival of technology

| August 23, 2016
London Tech Week aims to become leading global festival of technology
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London Tech Week 2017 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with London & Partners announcing a new partnership with leading global events provider KNect365, part of Informa PLC. The new partnership will take Europe’s largest tech event to the next level, offering a wider range of events than previous years, including a […]

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Heading ‘appily’ into the new era of tech

| July 27, 2016
Heading ‘appily’ into the new era of tech
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destinations UNLIMITED, the Uk-based DMC Representation Company has recently developed its very own smartphone app, which will be free of charge to event planners in need of DMC assistance.

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Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

| July 26, 2016
Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access
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Newly renovated Croatian property maximizes convenience by providing guests with option to skip front desk check-in using digital key technology.

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Guidebook provides mobile app for AMOSSHE national conference

| July 12, 2016
Guidebook provides mobile app for AMOSSHE national conference
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  University student services organisation, AMOSSHE used a mobile app created by Guidebook for the first time to deliver information to delegates at its national conference, which took place in Glasgow from 6th to 8th July 2016.

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New Cannes Lions app, powered by Grip, transformed networking at this year’s Festival of Creativity

| July 8, 2016
New Cannes Lions app, powered by Grip, transformed networking at this year’s Festival of Creativity
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  Cannes Lions launched its first dedicated Networking App, delivered in partnership with PHD and powered by Grip, at the 63rd International Festival of Creativity, which took place from 18th to 25th June 2016.

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Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short-and medium-haul flights

| July 7, 2016
Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short-and medium-haul flights
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Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued

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Top brands back WIT’s first event in London

| May 31, 2016
Top brands back WIT’s first event in London
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As the European travel market matures, there is no doubt that the new frontier for Europe’s leading travel brands resides in Asia which, in 2016, became the world’s largest travel market by region with total gross bookings of US$406b, according to Phocuswright’s Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition.

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Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

| April 6, 2016
Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul
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 The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today announces it has installed the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone, the world’s first digital microphone, as part of a £100,000 overhaul of its tech facilities. 

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Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

| March 31, 2016
Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App
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Boarding British Airways flights has just got easier for families and friends travelling together thanks to the introduction of multiple mobile boarding passes.

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Five ways technology adds value to business events

| March 30, 2016
Five ways technology adds value to business events
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A decade ago, futurists were predicting the death of the meetings industry as a result of technological advancements such as video conferencing and connected workspaces.

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#FITUR2016 hits record levels on the social networks with 62 million users

| March 29, 2016
#FITUR2016 hits record levels on the social networks with 62 million users
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In the most social of FITUR’s stagings, the trade show sought to go further and conducted an in-depth data analysis through the digital strategy developed in its 36th edition, which closed on 24 January

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Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

| March 29, 2016
Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure
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 Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2016 – Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

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Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch

| March 29, 2016
Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch
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First international hub to offer smartwatch experience on both iOS and Android 

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London is the most talked about Travel Destination on Twitter

| March 15, 2016
London is the most talked about Travel Destination on Twitter
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London is the most talked about travel destination on Twitter, according to new research from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional company.

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