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Starwood signs WPS payment deal

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced a partnership between its StarCom system and Worldwide Payment Systems (WPS), an industry leader in travel agency commission processing and…

Leading offer crashes server

A sales promotion by The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) prompted such a response that it caused the website to crash. The company said that launched the promotion to celebrate its 80th…

Bangkok Airways starts web check-ins

Bangkok Airways has announced the launch of its 'Web Check-In' service for passengers travelling on its key domestic Thai routes. The service enables passengers to check-in online and select…

Hospitality dictionary

An online dictionary of words and phrases used in the hospitality industry as well as travel trade has been launched in the working version at www.e-vocabulary.eu. The dictionary translates…

Microsoft gets into Sheraton lobbies

Under the agreement, Sheraton will also co-brand and rename the space "The Link @ Sheraton experienced with Microsoft". The Link is a virtual and physical lobby lounge space that has free…

Le Meridien launches redesigned website

Le Meridien has redesigned its website (lemeridien.com) that it says is the first to introduce image-based navigation in the hotel industry. Le Meridien said the website has been created…

Thailand lifts YouTube ban

Wire reports said the Information and Communications Technology Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom had instructed YouTube owner Google to install filters to stop Thais from accessing clips…

Banyan Tree’s souped up website

Banyan Tree said "visitors will be greeted by an elegant postcard window with navigational bars, in line with the consistent simplicity of the Banyan Tree brand". The website has  new…

IHG sticks with Travelocity

As IHG's certified online intermediary, Travelocity has access to the hotelgiant's 3,700 properties across its entire suite of brands. The deal also givesIHG-access to customers of…

Travelport’s withdrawal

Aoyou.com representatives told local media that long-running disputes between Travelport and CYTS as well as last years RMB$28.36 million loss could be the reason behind the split, which…

Thaivivat goes online

AMADEUS yesterday announced it has been selected by Thaivivat Insurance as its technology partner. The development will allow travel agents in Thailand to present Thaivivat insurance…

ZUJI online travel report

The report tracks online trends every quarter for flights, hotel and other bookings on all ZUJI sites across Asia Pacific. Hong Kong emerged as the top destination for Singapore-based…
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