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TTC Agent Academy launches to travel agents

The Travel Corporation has reaffirmed its on-going commitment to its valued travel agent partners with the launch of a robust new training initiative, the TTC Agent Academy . The singular platform showcases the four core brands of Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations and Uniworld via a series of interactive, user-friendly modules and is complemented with a 90 second inspirational video animation highlighting the key benefits of the scheme. The Agent Academy

TripAdvisor: UK room rates set for sharp fall

TripAdvisor has announced the results of its 2017 Hotel Pricing Report, revealing UK hotel room rates will be significantly cheaper in 2017 compared to 2016. Driven in large part by a drop in the value of the pound, many inbound travellers to the UK are likely to see their spending power increase in 2017, potentially providing a welcome boost to the UK hotel sector. Japanese travellers will see the biggest

CWT appoints Dobson to senior business development role in UK

Jo Dobson has been appointed senior business development director for CWT UK & Ireland. She has been filling the role on an interim basis since December last year. Joining CWT 18 years ago, Dobson started her career at age 21 as a section manager, and five years later started her journey in sales. She will now be a member of CWT UK & Ireland’s leadership team. Dobson said: “I am

Alabama launches civil rights app for Black History Month

The Alabama tourism department’s Civil Rights Trail App is launching multimedia updates to commemorate Black History Month. The mobile application allows users to walk in the footsteps of the Civil Rights Movement by exploring the people, places and events that brought Alabama into the international spotlight and changed the course of history. Users can do this by using the app to discover civil rights landmarks across the state, plan visits

Disney Business Solutions launches 360° virtual tour of Disneyland Paris

Disney Business Solutions continues to be innovative and places new technologies at the core of its offers, introducing a new application featuring a 360° virtual tour of Disneyland Paris hotels, convention centres and business spaces. The application is available on the App Store and Google Play and makes it easier for professionals to discover all facilities Disney Business Solutions has to offer, either in an empty or equipped setting. Clients

Priceline to acquire Momondo Group for US$550m

The Priceline Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Momondo Group in a cash transaction valued at $550 million. The Momondo Group, which operates momondo, a leading European travel meta engine that offers flights, hotels and car rentals, and Cheapflights, a leading global flight comparison and travel deals publishing platform, will roll under The Priceline Group’s leading travel meta brand, KAYAK. “Metasearch is appealing to consumers and we’re

Sabre names Menke president as Klein steps down

Sabre Corporation has appointed Sean Menke as president, chief executive and a member of the company’s board. Taking up the role on December 31st, Menke will succeed Tom Klein, who has served as president, chief executive and board member since 2013. “After an extensive search of qualified candidates, the board unanimously concluded that Sean is the right choice to lead Sabre. “Since his arrival last year, Sean has demonstrated that

Priceline Group names Fogel as new chief executive

Priceline Group has named Glenn Fogel, currently head of strategy and executive vice president of corporate development at the company, to the role of chief executive. He will step up to the role on January 1st. Current interim chief executive Board Jeff Boyd, who served as the company’s chief executive from 2002-2013, chairman of the board since 2013 and interim chief since April of 2016, will assume the role of