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Sabre Corp. Announces Next CEO as Part of its Ongoing Succession Plan

by | Mar 1, 2023
Currently, Kurt Ekert is president of Sabre. He'll take up his new post as CEO on April 27, following current CEO Sean Menke's transition to become solely chairman of the board. Ekert has also been nominated as a director for election at Sabre's 2023 annual meeting, to be held on April 26. Sabre said the moves are being made as part of its ongoing succession planning.
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Greyhound and FlixBus Raise the Bar for Intercity Bus Travel With Shared Booking Platform
by | Feb 28, 2023
Flix said the co-integration of the booking platforms, along with new product features, can make for an "overall better travel experience" for customers across the companies' nearly 2,300 destinations. Features include reserved seating, new payment methods such as ApplePay and GooglePay, carbon offset credits, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment, and more.
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Hyosung Innovue: The ATM Maker Rebrands to Embrace a ‘Customer-Led Revolution’   
by | Jan 31, 2023
The Irving-based maker of ATM technology based its new "Innovue" branding on the words "Innovation + VIsion"—expressing Hyosung's goal of creating exciting new solutions, services, and experiences. "Nowhere in our new frame of reference will you find the words ATM, cash, retail, or banking," CMO Brad Nolan told Dallas Innovates. "We have opened the aperture and unshackled our employees to think big."
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Sabre Corp., Conferma Pay Partner with Mastercard to Accelerate Virtual Cards
by | Nov 28, 2022
Sabre said the announcement builds on its August 2022 acquisition of Conferma Pay. It added that the collaboration with Mastercard is the next step in advancing Sabre's goal to create an open and independent travel payment ecosystem.
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Capital One Flies Into Travel With Its First Airport Lounge at DFW Airport—and More Landing Soon Across U.S.

Capital One has been moving into the travel space for years, investing in travel tech firms and booking top mileage rewards partners. Now it's really taking off with its first luxury airport lounge at DFW Airport.

With more lounges coming in Denver and Washington, D.C., here's a deep look at the one at DFW's Terminal D.
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Smart Offers: Sabre Partners With Google on AI-Powered Personalized Travel Tech
by | Nov 4, 2020
It’s not just next-generation technology for the travel market—it’s 'third-generation,' Southlake-based Sabre says. Launching in early 2021, the AI product is being called the industry’s first smart, scalable retail engine designed to customize offerings for travelers.
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Meet the New Keller-Based Travel Tech Startup That’s Reimagining the Air Charter Industry
by | Oct 22, 2020
Newly launched Charter and Go aims to make traveling by charter plane better for both the operators and the customers. The team of aviation industry experts have developed patent-pending technology that allows charter companies to have a wider reach and travelers to seamlessly book a flight at affordable options.
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TourConnect Launches Tech to Help the Tourism Industry Bounce Back From COVID-19
by | Jun 9, 2020
The Frisco-based company's new back-office tool is designed to help tourism organizations increase efficiency while cutting costs. "Tourism isn't going away," the founder says, but the industry must evolve.
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Setting Standards: Dallas Seeks Clean ‘Seal of Approval’ to Boost Travel, Tourism After Pandemic

Visit Dallas and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District are leading the charge as local organizations work to gain a new "clean and safe" facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
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Follow the Money: Renibus Therapeutics Nets $16.3M, Shiftsmart Raises $12.75M, Traxo Receives Equity Funding
by | Nov 21, 2019
In this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity by North Texas companies, you’ll also find news from EX-IQ, BaiCells, Mark Cuban, MODE Transportation, Artifex Partners, AT&T, and Blue Star Heating and Air.
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Follow the Money: Travel Startup Traxo Raises $1.85M; Ryan, ECi Software Make Acquisitions
by | Jul 11, 2019
You'll also find news from Harvest Returns, 2GR Equity, Brinker International, Accessible Systems, Robin, Rehab Outfitters, Encompass Health, USI Insurance, U.S. Risk, Modern Systems, InterCool, Hicks Lightning Protection, Corepoint Health, and Higginbotham in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies in North Texas.
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DI People: Sabre, Ryan, SpotSee Announce Leadership Moves

by | Feb 19, 2019
Also, you’ll find news from GDC Technics, HPY, and Medical City Fort Worth in this roundup of leadership and personnel activity involving companies in North Texas.
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Project Runway: New Innovation Officer Tackles Travel Roadblocks at Dallas Fort Worth Airport
by | Jan 25, 2019
Biometric scanning, virtual reality, and augmented reality are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to improving the airport experience, says Dallas Fort Worth Airport's Chief Innovation Officer.
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Innovative Spaces: Canopy Dallas Uptown Features High-Tech Food Service, Memorable Views
by | Nov 28, 2018
Stellar views, a kitchen running on CMI technology and infrared heat, and locality make the lifestyle-forward hotel an 'energizing, comfortable stay.'
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Follow the Money: Swych Sells Majority Stake; PICKUP Nets $5M; Sabre Agrees to $350M Deal for Farelogix
by | Nov 15, 2018
You’ll also find D.R. Horton, Finisar, Mr. Cooper, Mark Cuban, Pacific Union Financial, KAI Texas, Savhera PBC, HIG Holdings, Crestline Capital, Southlake Equity Group, and Texas Pride Impact Funds in this roundup of investment, merger, and acquisition activity by investors and companies with ties to North Texas.
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