Friday, October 7, 2022

Trivago decision shows the value of direct accommodation booking

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Peak industry body the Accommodation Association says Federal Court decision in relation to Trivago highlights the value for Australian consumers in booking accommodation direct or through Australian travel businesses. Trivago, which is part of American online travel shopping company Expedia Group Inc., was fined $44.7m for misleading consumers about hotel rates. Justice Mark Moshinsky said Trivago’s conduct has cost Australian consumers $30m.

Seven Seas Worldwide helps Aussies to return home during the pandemic

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Global shipping and relocation experts Seven Seas Worldwide have launched their first ever Global Movement Report, which taps into the trends and motivations behind global relocation.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park

What you need to know about the Rwenzori Mountains National Park

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Gazetted as such in 1991, the national park attained World Heritage status three years later in 1994. The mountainous range is 110 km by 50 km with Mt. Stanley standing out and reaching far into the sky.
New travel website offers flexible payment plans to Aussies for trips

New travel website offers flexible payment plans to Aussies for trips

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Play Travel’s interest free payments open the door for many Australians who want to start traveling again, but also want to be in control of their personal finances and avoid coming back from a trip with debt lag.

Workations could mark the next evolution in corporate travel

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SiteMinder, the world’s leading open hotel commerce platform, has released its global consumer research, The Dynamic Traveller: A New Era Of Hotel Guest, which looks into the plans, behaviours and perspectives of travellers from around the world.

Aumake positions for market growth as international borders reopen

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Aumake has released an update on current operational and future strategic growth initiatives which have been developed ahead of Australian and New Zealand international border re-openings and are set to provide a significant revenue and market share opportunities.

Webjet completes the successful acquisition of Trip Ninja travel tech

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Webjet Limited has agreed to acquire a Canadian based travel tech company Trip Ninja. Trip Ninja has developed several key products for traditional and online travel agencies to automate the highly manual process of selling complex international itineraries.

Tourism & hotel outlook: sectors hit hard by COVID, challenges remain, uncertain path to...

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Prior to COVID, growth in Australia’s tourism sector was outpacing growth in the wider economy. From 2009 to 2019, tourism expenditure in Australia saw average annual growth of 6%, and while international arrivals growth had recently moderated to 2%, 2019 saw a record high of 9.5 million overseas visitors arrive in Australia spending $45 billion.

How blockchain technology could resuscitate the global travel industry

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Over the past decade, blockchain technology has gained traction, with many taking a sudden interest. But is it time to concede that it is a viable technology? Given the many black-market paradoxes associated with this technology, I get the reluctance to fully onboard the Crypto.

Foreign exchange threshold deemed psychologically important for travel

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A study from Amadeus reveals that hidden charges levied by financial intermediaries lead to travelers facing high charges for the privilege of paying in a currency they understand.