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Airbnb Plans to Offer Add-On Travel Services This Year (Bloomberg)
Airbnb has been testing add-on services, including meals prepared by personal chefs, restaurant reservations, and gallery tours. Customers will be able to book the services when they reserve a room or home rental.

GoButler Pivots to Fully Automated Service, Starting with Flight Search and Discovery (TechCrunch)
GoButler is replacing the human-powered and open-ended feature of its messaging-based virtual assistant with a “fully automated service.” This will initially target flight search and discovery and will expand to other verticals. “We know conversational commerce will change the way people interact with businesses in the future, and our data has proven that the most efficient, fastest product will exist through total automation,” the company said in a statement.

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