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Travel experts reveal what to know when canceling a flight

Travel experts at Next Vacay reveal that searches for ‘cancelable flights’, ‘book refundable flight tickets’ and ‘free cancelation flight booking’ have increased by 400%.

The first thing to know is that the US Department of Transportation mandates that regardless of airline, all customers have 24 hours from the time of their original booki… read more


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WebBeds - powering for travel recovery, fast tracking long-term strategy

WebBeds, the B2B division of global online travel business Webjet Limited, has been powering-up for travel recovery, undertaking a transformation project to simplify the way it does business and provide enhanced support for partners, as the industry heads towards recovery.

Pre-COVID, WebBeds was the fastest growing and second larges… read more


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New app offers unique one-stop platform for all essential real-time travel data

Wandry, the only all-in-one travel planning app that provides comprehensive, accurate travel information for destinations around the world, is now available to help users plan new adventures with confidence.

The one-stop source of real-time data and crowdsourced recommendations gives users a critical tool for meeting the unique chal… read more


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How technology has changed the way we travel

For most who travel, gone are the days of physically printed tickets and showing up to the gate a few hours before the trip is supposed to begin – technology as a whole has helped to streamline the process and provide a new and user-friendly approach to the travel industry, but the opportunities that technology has afforded are far greater than … read more



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BCD Travel transforms travel & expense spend management with BCD Pay

As part of its ongoing commitment to the transformation of travel and expense (T& E) spend management, BCD Travel announced BCD Pay, a suite of solutions that use artificial intelligence, machine learning and open APIs to simplify, digitize and automate corporate travel payment, reconciliation and invoice management for clients… read more


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Tax Compliance critical for startup growth

For two years, Sam Kajubi (not real name) has run a web design company that builds e-commerce platforms. But in the period of operation, not once has the business paid its taxes. The business has never been registered with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and neither does its founder know where the process of paying one’s taxes … read more


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Lufthansa signs new NDC deal with Travelport

Lufthansa and Travelport have signed a new distribution agreement that enables modern airline retailing as well as technology innovation. The tech giant will distribute Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC content through the next-generation content distribution and travel retailing platform, Travelport+.

This agreement builds on the ongoi… read more



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Mastercard and Paycode increase access for remote communities

An estimated 57 percent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa remains financially excluded while close to 30 percent remain without a form of identification and 60 percent of the continent has no internet connectivity, leaving these individuals unable to access government assistance and basic financial services.

To address these c… read more


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