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Sandals Dismissive of Marriott Threat and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Throughout the week we are posting original stories night and day covering news and travel trends, including the impact of coronavirus. Every weekend we will offer you a chance to read the most essential stories again in case you missed them earlier.

Sandals Resorts Isn’t Afraid of Marriott Entering the All-Inclusive Resort Sector: Even if Sandals Resorts isn’t worried about major hotel brands like Marriott entering the all-inclusive space, more hospitality giants are likely to swoop in and start scouring the market for franchise deals. There is too much unbranded supply to ignore.

Travel Manager Jitters Over Wave of Corporate Agency Consolidation: This year started with a bang for mergers and acquisitions, so naturally there’ll be questions about whether they end up stifling competition.

Startup Backed by Former Priceline and Booking CEO Strikes Deal to Boost Hotel Automation: Operto is merely one startup in a sea of hospitality tech vendors. But it stands out for having…

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