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by Nicola Donovan, Click. Travel Writer, Booking.com

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Here are four of today’s most interesting reads to keep you in-the-know.

1. Travelport sold as part of US$4.4bn deal

Travelport Worldwide Ltd has revealed that two buyout firms will take the company private as part of a US$4.4bn deal, with the sale expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.

Source: www.travelpulse.com

2. 80% of hotel searches in the Middle East and North Africa are mobile

Research commissioned by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has found that 80% of hotel searches in the Middle East and North Africa are made using mobile phones. The report also highlighted customer relation management as an area for further development, with only 21% of hotels within the region currently operating the process.

Source: www.hoteliermiddleeast.com

3. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts partners with Klook

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Hong Kong-based travel activities platform, Klook, to provide guests with concierge tablets that they can use to book activities and experiences upon arrival.

Source: www.jingtravel.com

4. 42% of Brits prefer to spend Christmas abroad

The majority (42%) of Brits would be willing to go abroad for Christmas, while a quarter (25%) would be happy to travel elsewhere in the UK, according to research conducted by Bolster Cruise Club. New York topped the most popular cities for festive getaways, with Melbourne and St Barts following.

Source: www.traveldailynews.com

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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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