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MYHOTELMATCH: Authorisation of the Commercial Court to postpone the General Meeting

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6:05pm

MyHotelMatch is an innovative platform based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which aims to revolutionize tourism by becoming the new generation of travel agency (OTA - Online Travel Agency), by offering a real meeting between a traveler and his hotel with online hotel services with high added value.

Key Points: 
  • MyHotelMatch is an innovative platform based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which aims to revolutionize tourism by becoming the new generation of travel agency (OTA - Online Travel Agency), by offering a real meeting between a traveler and his hotel with online hotel services with high added value.
  • This ambitious challenge opens up new prospects for the company in the growing online hotel market.
  • This center of excellence will create synergies and accelerate the development of AI technologies for MyHotelMatch.
  • MyHotelMatch is listed on Euronext Paris - Compartment C (ISIN: FR0011277391 - MHM).

Katanox Raises $5.7 Million and Appoints Former MD of Google Travel and Current Expedia Executive Rob Torres as Non-Executive Director as It Scales Up to Enable Direct B2B Distribution of Travel Accommodations

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:55pm

Rob brings over 20 years of experience and his vast travel industry network to the company.

Key Points: 
  • Rob brings over 20 years of experience and his vast travel industry network to the company.
  • The Katanox team is building an intriguing set of solutions to bring transparency that's needed for the open distribution era," said Rob Torres, non-executive director at Katanox.
  • Katanox brings together travel accommodations so travel sellers like Travel Management Companies (TMC) can assemble an end-to-end experience for their corporate clients.
  • Katanox is a travel accommodation distribution and fintech platform bringing together travel sellers and travel accommodation providers.

Katanox Raises $5.7 Million and Appoints Former MD of Google Travel and Current Expedia Executive Rob Torres as Non-Executive Director as It Scales Up to Enable Direct B2B Distribution of Travel Accommodations

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:52pm

Rob brings over 20 years of experience and his vast travel industry network to the company.

Key Points: 
  • Rob brings over 20 years of experience and his vast travel industry network to the company.
  • The Katanox team is building an intriguing set of solutions to bring transparency that's needed for the open distribution era," said Rob Torres, non-executive director at Katanox.
  • Katanox brings together travel accommodations so travel sellers like Travel Management Companies (TMC) can assemble an end-to-end experience for their corporate clients.
  • Katanox is a travel accommodation distribution and fintech platform bringing together travel sellers and travel accommodation providers.

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Partners with Top Global Travel Service Provider Trip.com Group

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:35pm

ABU DHABI, May 11,  2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a strategic partnership with Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, in an online ceremony at Arabian Travel Market. The partnership's social and economic initiatives will encourage and entice visitors worldwide to visit Abu Dhabi, promoting the UAE capital as a top-tier travel destination in 13 markets across Asia and Europe, including in India, China, South Korea, Japan, USA, UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. 

Key Points: 
  • The agreement signed at Arabian Travel Market 2022 puts Abu Dhabi at the forefront of global tourism innovation, while making the destination even more accessible to global markets
    ABU DHABI, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a strategic partnership with Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, in an online ceremony at Arabian Travel Market.
  • The partnership marks the first time DCT Abu Dhabi has engaged Trip.com Group as a whole, rather than with its various singular entities, increasing consistent visibility across its five popular business and consumer global travel platforms.
  • About the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi:
    The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi's culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi's wider global ambitions.
  • For more information about DCT Abu Dhabi and the destination, please visit tcaabudhabi.ae and visitabudhabi.ae
    Trip.com Group is a leading global travel service provider comprising of Trip.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, and Qunar.

Sinclair Names Scott Ehrlich as Company’s First Chief Innovation Officer

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) announced today that Scott Ehrlich has been named to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer.

Key Points: 
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) announced today that Scott Ehrlich has been named to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer.
  • The announcement was made by Chris Ripley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair.
  • The new group will also incorporate a corporate strategy function to further innovation and growth across Sinclair and its assets.
  • Ehrlich, who joined Sinclair in 2017 and was most recently SVP, Growth Networks and Content, will retain oversight of the companys OTA national networks, COMET , CHARGE !

Agoda partners with Visa to offer interest-free credit card instalments across its property bookings

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 1:18pm

SINGAPORE, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Global travel platform Agoda, today announced its partnership with Visa, the world leader in digital payments, to offer interest-free credit card instalments across its booking platform. Agoda will be the first global Online Travel Agency (OTA) to offer this payment option with Visa in the Asia Pacific region.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Global travel platform Agoda, today announced its partnership with Visa, the world leader in digital payments, to offer interest-free credit card instalments across its booking platform.
  • Agoda will be the first global Online Travel Agency (OTA) to offer this payment option with Visa in the Asia Pacific region.
  • These instalments can now be exclusively enjoyed by HSBC Bank Malaysia credit card holders.
  • To enjoy this benefit, Visa card holders will simply need to enter their credit card details at the point of checkout.

Travel Insurance Startup Faye Raises $8M In Seed Funding, Poised for Travel's Rebound

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 12:00pm

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole-trip travel insurance startup Faye today announced it has raised $8M in seed funding, led by Viola Ventures and F2 Venture Capital, with participation from Portage Ventures, Global Founders Capital (GFC) and former NBA player Omri Casspi. The news comes on the heels of the company exiting stealth mode last month to introduce a more tech-driven, quick, person-first travel coverage and care offering to American consumers. 

Key Points: 
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Elad Schaffer: "Travel insurance has become synonymous with lengthy, jargon-filled policies that leave travelers confused rather than well-informed.
  • Faye is redefining insurance with the first 100% digital, consumer-centric travel insurance for Americans enabling smarter, faster, smoother assistance and claims resolutions.
  • Faye travel protection plans include insurance benefits underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company.
  • Zenner Insurance Services, LLC is the licensed producer of Faye travel protection plans.

Vertical Lift Consortium Announces Urban Air Mobility Challenge, $50,000 in Prizes

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 2:54pm

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC), Advanced Technology International (ATI), and TechConnect today announced the Urban Air Mobility Challenge and $50,000 in prizes to identify and award outstanding innovators.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC), Advanced Technology International (ATI), and TechConnect today announced the Urban Air Mobility Challenge and $50,000 in prizes to identify and award outstanding innovators.
  • Challenge administrators encourage innovators representing state-of-the-art air mobility solutions for both civilian and federal security applications to apply.
  • "Those in the urban air mobility space are at a moment of critical importance and alignment with national security interests, smart city initiatives, and unprecedented smart mobility funding from the Infrastructure Law," said Matthew Laudon, Vice President - TechConnect Division, ATI.
  • The Vertical Lift Consortium supports the $10B+ AMTC contracting authority for rapid prototyping of cutting-edge technologies.

OwlPay Partners with Nium to Launch Global B2B Cross-Border Payment Service

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 2:18pm

OwlPay provides a one-stop financial services integration service for global B2B transactions.

Key Points: 
  • OwlPay provides a one-stop financial services integration service for global B2B transactions.
  • The new service covers automatic reconciliation, online currency swaps, and cross-border payment services, to streamline traditional payment processes and significantly enhance operational efficiency for enterprises.
  • It is estimated that OwlPay can save up to 50% labor cost for the financial team," explains Una Peng, Senior Manager of OwlPay.
  • Nium was named among "Financial Times APAC High-Growth Companies" and "Best B2B Payment Platform at Future Digital Awards" in 2021.

New Defense-Focused Survey Finds Military Personnel Increasingly Concerned About Communications Keeping Pace with Adversaries

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:00pm

WASHINGTON and CARLSBAD, Calif., May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc., (NASDAQ: VSAT) a global communications company, today announced results from its Annual State of Military Communications study conducted by the Government Business Council (GBC), the research division of Government Executive Media Group. Despite signs of improving U.S. defense communications reliability, the survey points to growing concern among Department of Defense (DoD) personnel about U.S. military communications' capabilities being surpassed by adversaries and a lack of current action being taken to address this challenge. A copy of the complete survey report can be found here.

Key Points: 
  • Despite signs of improving U.S. defense communications reliability, the survey points to growing concern among Department of Defense (DoD) personnel about U.S. military communications' capabilities being surpassed by adversaries and a lack of current action being taken to address this challenge.
  • These findings come despite DoD personnel also reporting greater reliability in their own experience with defense communications.
  • "In its third year, the State of Military Communications survey highlights both encouraging and concerning trends surrounding the future of U.S. military communications.
  • From August 2021 to January 2022, GBC deployed a survey to a random sample of military government employees to measure change over time in the state of military communications technology.