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Agency & Association

OFT clears way for discount on hotel rooms

Rate restrictions to be relaxed by industry leaders IHG, Expedia and Booking.com

The OFT has accepted formal commitments from two of the UK’s largest online travel agents, Booking.com B.V. (Booking.com) and Expedia Inc (Expedia), together with InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG), which will enable online travel agents (OTAs) and hotels to offer discounts on rates for hotel rooms.

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Emerald Media as UK PR agency

As it enters a strong period of growth with new aircraft arrivals and the best inflight product in its history, Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and Africa’s award- winning Airline, appoints Surrey, UK based Emerald Media to handle its UK and Ireland public relations brief effective January 15th.   

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CWT reveals top travel priorities for 2014

Survey of travel managers confirms savings, collaboration and traveller experience key priorities

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today published its sixth annual CWT Travel Management Priorities report, based on a survey of 970 travel managers worldwide. The record number of respondents confirmed that although finding innovative ways to generate savings remains their number one priority for the next 12 months, traveller experience is also top of mind as technology and data offer new opportunities for tailored, user-friendly services that support their travel programme.

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Birmingham and Solihull tourism industry to be put in ‘driving seat’ in efforts to boost growth

Birmingham and Solihull could be home to one of the UK’s first tourism business improvement districts (TBID) if plans for a new private sector led approach to marketing the area’s visitor offer are agreed by local hotels.

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