Lowcostholidays, Air New Zealand, Priceline-Kayak, Inner Maldives, Reardon Commerce, American Express, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Micros Systems, Etihad and NYC & Company all make the cut in our round of travel technology news on Friday 8 March
The Scan – Lowcostholidays film map, Louvre Hotels on Google, Air New Zealand Bears All (again) and other travel tech stories
Is it me or are you noticing more travel startups that are really just technology businesses or media companies operating under the disguise as a leisure travel business?
A new survey shows that Americans have a lot of vacation days to use up by the end of the year, providing a targeted marketing opportunity to savvy travel marketers across the world.
CWT Online is China’s first online booking tool for international flights, and more items in our roundup for 5 September.
American Express and Orbitz team up to create a booking engine, United Airlines is shifting the focus of a blog it created this spring when shifting to a unified tech platform, and more items in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion on 21 August.
American Airlines offers direct-connect bounty via Priceline, talks with business travel giants stall
American Airlines is back in Direct-Connect mode, after its programme to try and turn the airline distribution model on its head fell by the wayside as it faced bigger battles.
With global airfares and hotel rates rising, American Express Global Business Travel is emphasizing the carrot — rather than the stick — in trying to get road warriors to save money in their travel spending choices for their companies.
Orbitz Worldwide went along with most of the online travel agency pack and eliminated the bulk of its flight-booking fees for its US brands in 2009, but quietly brought them back on CheapTickets.com in September 2011.
EasyJet gets social with mobile, AMEX extends meetings planner tool, myTab conencts with friends, Euro airports translate apps for China. A round-up of other stories from across the industry.
Orbitz Worldwide is pinning its hopes on a now-completed technology platform migration and an American Express private label deal, which is supposed to generate some momentum starting in the fourth quarter of 2012.