January 26, 2015

Travelocity joins Expedia’s brand portfolio

Expedia on Friday made official what the industry suspected would happen, buying Travelocity from Sabre for $280 million in cash. Expedia already had controlled much of Travelocity for the past year, using its booking platform to power the site. Selling Travelocity was “a next logical step,” Sabre CEO Tom Klein said.

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New app creates pop-up social networks at hotels

LobbyFriend is a temporary social network for the length of a hotel stay and will enable users to to get information on events near and at the property, as well as send messages to other guests. Hotels pay on average $100 a month for LobbyFriend, which guests can use when they access the hotel's Wi-Fi.

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