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WTTC Launches New Travel Demand Dashboard
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WTTC Launches New Travel Demand Dashboard

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels and the shifting intentions of tourists through online searches. The Interactive COVID-19 Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard provides users easy access to data at the global and regional levels by revealing travel demand...

Blue Ribbon Bags Stamps Partnership With MakeMyTrip
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Blue Ribbon Bags Stamps Partnership With MakeMyTrip

WHY IT RATES: Travelers booking with MakeMyTrip can now benefit from Blue Ribbon Bags’ Lost Baggage Protection service. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Blue Ribbon Bags (BRB), one of the fastest-growing ancillary services in the travel market and world leader in delayed luggage retrieval services, has recently inked a new partnership with MakeMyTrip Ltd. MakeMyTrip is...

Google Adding New Coronavirus-Related Details to Travel Search Results
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Google Adding New Coronavirus-Related Details to Travel Search Results

Google announced plans to add new content to its travel search results in the coming days. Officials revealed Google would soon display the percentage of open hotels with availability, as well as the percentage of flights operating at the city or county level. The changes will include trendlines for both categories. Trending Now The data...

Flight Centre Acquires WhereTo
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Flight Centre Acquires WhereTo

WHY IT RATES: FCTG will integrate WhereTo into products and services across both its Corporate Traveler and FCM Travel Solutions brands. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based WhereTo, an enterprise travel platform and technology company that simplifies and improves business travel planning...

How Technology Will Reshape the Hotel Industry Post-COVID-19 Pandemic
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How Technology Will Reshape the Hotel Industry Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

In a global atmosphere dominated by health concerns, the hotel industry finds itself scrambling to inspire consumer confidence while also working hard to safeguard both guests and employees against COVID-19. Could a combination of leading-edge technologies offer solutions to both challenges simultaneously, and help revive the hospitality sector? COVID-19 has unquestionably accelerated the infusion of...

Travelport Launches Airline Health & Safety Tracker
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Travelport Launches Airline Health & Safety Tracker

Travelport has launched a new tool that displays airline safety measures (including mandatory face masks) for more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines. Travel advisors who use Travelport can access the Travelport Airline Health & Safety Tracker for free through the COVID-19 Smartpoint Plugin and the Travelport Branded Fares Data File. It is also...