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JTB acquires Kuoni Global Travel Services


Barely a month after Thomas Cook purchased Kuoni's Global Travel Services' DMC network in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, JTB today acquired all shares of Kuoni Global Travel Services for an undisclosed price.

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Ctrip looks to go global


China’s outbound tourism industry is growing rapidly. Ctrip, China’s biggest online travel site, is challenging Priceline to become the world’s biggest online travel platform.

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Airbnb simplifies check-in process


The company is introducing an integrated check-in flow within the app and on the web that will show detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to check in to a listing for all hosts that opt-in to the feature.

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Expedia launches EPC Points of Interest


The new tool - designed to enable hotels to differentiate themselves on Expedia - allows properties to create a custom list of cultural landmarks, unique activities, and experiences in their local neighborhoods that can be viewed on their property’s listing.

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Scaling product at Airbnb


Co-founder of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia, sits down with Reid Hoffman to talk about scaling the product for Airbnb, and how they thought about designing the full chain of the travel experience (not just the accommodations element).

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How Hotels.com looks toward mobile future


From st udies with millenials Hotels.com learned that they like the apps for the sake of convenience in particular, but also some of the features, like the filters and being able to book on the app straightaway with a stored credit card.

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