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Finnmark, Arctic Norway, GPS

GPS sends tourists on Nordic road closed 50 years ago

Tourists rescued by dog sled on northern Norway’s Finnmark Plateau
Heathrow Express, Travelport, agent

Nordic agents to earn commission on Heathrow tickets

Agents can now earn on Heathrow Express booked via Travelport
Swedavia, website, booking, Arlanda

New changes to Sweden’s airport websites

Swedavia places focus on shopping, food and services
rail, bus, ferry, tickets, 12 hours, security, Belgium, terror, Europe, EU

Expedia takes rail seriously with new purchase

Travel sales giant buys rail search and booking tool
Australia, New South Wales, shark attack

Australia to use drones to fight rise in shark attacks

Fourteen unprovoked shark attacks in Sydney area so far in 2015
airport retail, airline online sales, IT, innovation

Airlines and airports must improve digital retail

Airlines are hiring IT innovators from outside the industry
HomeAway, Expedia

Expedia buys HomeAway to compete with Airbnb

It is biggest acquisition in Expedia’s history at almost $4 billion
travel agent, millenial

More young people booking travel via agents

More than half of agents report growth in Millennial clients
Finnair, profit, revenue, oil price, A350, merger, M&A, government

Airlines boost efforts to fight cyber threats

Systems on board may be vulnerable to cyber attack
WTM, travel, sport tourism, debate, presentation

WTM to put social media in the spotlight

WTM 2015 promises enlightening social media program