Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

The analysts acknowledged that Amadeus has been working hard to diversify into other lines of business, such as hotel enterprise software and airline IT systems. But they fret that these businesses won’t be able to grow fast enough to make up for expected losses when airlines like Lufthansa shift 10 to 20 percent of ticket volume into their own channels during...

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Everyone Saw This One Coming: The Organizers Of The Fyre Festival Have Been Hit With A $100 Million Lawsuit

After the disastrous Fyre Festival last weekend, one of the festival goers Daniel Jung is suing Ja-Rule and company for $5 Million dollars for Breach of Good Faith and Negligent Representation. Jung’s attorney Mark Geragos hopes to expand the lawsuit into a class-action suit that will cover as much as 150 plaintiffs. Key Takeaways:The Fyre Festival tweeted...

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Marriott CEO Urges Response to Political Isolationism and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Everyone, including Starwood founder Barry Sternlicht, it seems, is seeing the tremendous value of investing in the extended stay space. For an industry that’s historically averse to conflict, Sorenson’s advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril. Wyndham might not have 30 hotel brands like Marriott, but it...

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Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

It is unquestionably a comedown when to land in a country that doesn’t have a squared away and efficient immigration experience, and waste of a half hour or more in a sweltering arrival hall. It fundamentally alters the experience of getting off a long haul flight and into a car in the shortest time possible. Fortunately, more countries are offering expedited...

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Los Angeles’ Airport Swapped All the Airlines at Its Terminals

One might have wondered if someone were playing an April fools joke, no such luck. Delta at LAX decided to change terminals, and seven airlines joined in. Not just the planes, but computers, boxes, furniture, even the signs. Shuttle buses and Green Neon signs were used to stem confusion, with much success. More impressive, Delta is picking up the tab for this....

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Here We Go Again — Family Booted From JetBlue Flight Over Dispute About A Cake

A family was kicked off of a JetBlue flight because there was a dispute happening over cake. There was a dispute on whether a cake should be pit in the overhead bin. It was not a big deal, but the family ended up leaving the flight and security was called in as well. This kind of thing should be avoided at all costs. Here We Go Again — Family Booted From...

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New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

New York’s Metropolitan Museum is extremely popular to tourists. They visit it on their trips to New York. It is known even to those who have never been to the city before. The museum is thinking about charging new fees, though, and that is going to affect these tourists. Some may be discouraged from visiting. Key Takeaways:The Metropolitan Museum of New...

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Page Six Says That Jesse Williams Ended His Marriage Because He Wants To Ho It Up In Hollywood

Jesse Williams ended his marriage and this is speculation about why. Wanting to hoe it up in Hollywood is the supposed reason. That means he wants to be with many different women. This is just harmful celebrity gossip, though, which is everywhere and should not be taken as truth unless you hear the celebrity say it with their own voice. Key Takeaways:relationship...

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Atomic Bomb Loading Pits in Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

It’s been years since the United States dropped “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” onto two major cities in Japan, but the place where it all began still stands. The pictures of the loading pits, where the two massive bombs were hauled into aircraft, are eerie and strangely haunting. As is the creeping jungle looking to reclaim the small...

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