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New Travelocity-Expedia Deal Seen as Win for Expedia

Last week Expedia and Travelocity announced a new strategic partnership that will see Travelocity use Expedia to power its travel-booking engine starting sometime in 2014. This “virtual merger,” as it was described by Hudson Crossing analyst Henry Harteveldt, essentially means Travelocity will now be reduced to a marketing arm of Expedia, which is in contrast […]

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Outrage over the UK’s New Visa Bond Scheme

Acquiring a tourist visa for a holiday to the United Kingdom just became a lot more expensive for citizens of India, Nigeria, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. As was reported last month by the Associated Press, the United Kingdom’s Home Office will soon implement a pilot scheme designed to deter illegal immigration and visa […]

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Lonely Planet Cuts Entire Editorial Staff at its Australian HQ

The Herald Sun is reporting on Thursday that travel guide powerhouse Lonely Planet has laid off 100 workers from its Melbourne headquarters, including its entire editorial staff of editors, writers and cartographers. The employees were told that they had been made redundant, and further staffing cuts are expected to follow at Lonely Planet’s London and […]

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Traveler’s Digest and Cooper Claridge-Ware Sign Exclusive Content Partnership

5/3/2013 – Hong Kong, SAR, China Cooper Claridge-Ware (CCW), a leading Global Insurance Brokerage, and Traveler’s Digest, a leading international travel magazine, have today revealed an exclusive content partnership between the two organizations. Cooper Claridge-Ware is set to become the exclusive International Health Insurance Partner of Traveler’s Digest, and will provide a comprehensive range of […]

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