Alitalia offers tours and activities, CheapTickets revamps events section, Regal distributes via RDX, Gapwork expands destination pages… What else is going on in the world of travel tech…
What Else? Alitalia-CityDiscovery, CheapTickets events, Regal-SiteMinder, Gapwork destination guides
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.
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.
Hotel booking website EasyToBook was acquired this week by Travix, joining the likes of Vayama and Cheaptickets in the BCD Travel-run leisure brand division.
Soon it seems nearly every travel site will offer members’ only flash sales for hotels or local deals.
Orbitz Worldwide revealed several months ago that it renewed its contract with ITA Software for airfare searches, but what wasn’t known until today is that OWW’s U.S. sites will begin migrating a percentage of bookings to Travelport’s rival e-Pricing solution before the end of 2011.
Another day, another change to the Google search algorithm likely to send a shiver down the spine of some travel brands heavily reliant on traffic from the search giant.