Top Stories: Technology
Sabre CEO To Step Down At End Of Year

Tom Klein plans to resign from his post as president and chief executive officer and from the board of directors on Dec. 31. 

ARC Offers New, Improved Business Intelligence Solutions

The new version of Agency BI aims to provide travel agencies with a consolidated view of ticketing data and peer benchmark comparisons to measure performance across their business operations.

Amadeus Rolls Out ‘Total’ Cruise Booking Tool, And It’s Free

Amadeus said it will help agents increase revenues by outlining higher-priced options in an easy-to-use guide.

Don’t Cut Agents Out Of ‘Hotel-Direct’ Rates, Analyst Urges

Yes, direct bookings are growing—but the GDS channel is growing 60% faster.

Allianz Introduces Upgraded Smartphone App; Info And Assistance At A Tap

Travel insurance and travel assistance provider Allianz Global Assistance has launched Version 2.0 of its TravelSmart phone app for travelers, adding real-time flight information, important medical resources, international emergency numbers, access to travel insurance information and one-touch dialing to reach travel assistance and customer service.

Three Questions For Mark Lister, Chief Digital Officer, Ness SES, London

“When I call my travel agency, they know the ins and outs of travel to South America. I know that they’ve got the information to make my trip better. There is definitely still room for specialists.”

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Millennials are using travel agents because they are taking some involved vacations. More of what I hear is they are afraid of being ripped off and there are just too many places to get information.

 

Steve Cohen
Vice President, Research & Insights at MMGY Global

Daily Top List

Best Off-the-Grid Places To Visit Fourth Of July Weekend

1. Northwest Montana

2. New Castle, Pa.

3. Union, Wash.

4. Bryson City, N.C.

5. Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Source: Time