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Many more robot-run hotels to open

As many as 100 planned within next five years
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Are GDSs still useful for travel agents?

Agents as well as Amadeus give opinions at event in Asia
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Scandic to offer digital press, magazines

“We’re seeing a major shift in the way our guests consume media”
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Commission probes hotels, tour operators

European Commission opens e-commerce investigations
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AccorHotels embraces sharing economy

Company to buy private vacation rental platform
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Lufthansa and Austrian expand wi-fi

Inflight connectivity to roll out on short-haul routes
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New Carlson Wagonlit chief for Nordics

Virpi Paasonen to also continue as CWT CEO in Finland
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KLM updates 3D strategy game

Aviation Empire Platinum is also good marketing tool
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How robots are helping people at airports

Helpful robots can be found in Geneva, Amsterdam and Tokyo
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Airline deploys VR for upgrades

Passengers tempted with 360-degree experience