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Alibaba eyes online travel


Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which completed the world’s biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country’s growing online travel business with an independent platform named Alitrip. The company sees huge “unmet demand” for travel services in China.

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Hipmunk cuts Yahoo deal


Last week, Hipmunk announced a deal with Yelp, the crowdsourced review site, to allow people to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever leaving the Yelp site. This week the company announced a deal with an even bigger site, Yahoo, to allow travel bookings through Hipmunk on the site.

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Expedia launches image library


Empowering the travel community with incredible access to free high-quality travel visuals, Expedia launched Expedia Viewfinder Image Library - a free online resource containing more than 40,000 images for media outlets, journalists, bloggers and other content creators.

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