ITB Berlin: Travel Technology boosts the online travel market

With its wide range of topics including AI, self-driving cars, podcasts, blogging and digital nudging, the programme of the eTravel World at ITB Berlin 2020 has every trend covered. As a key topic concerning the future of the global travel …

  • ITB Berlin: Travel Technology boosts the online travel market

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    With its wide range of topics including AI, self-driving cars, podcasts, blogging and digital nudging, the programme of the eTravel World at ITB Berlin 2020 has every trend covered. As a key topic concerning the future of the global travel …

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  • Sabre to serve hotels of all sizes, collaborates with Accor

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

     Sabre and Accor announced their collaboration to create the first unified central reservation (CR) and property management (PM) platform for the global hospitality industry.   A new full service property management capability will be developed that will enrich the existing …

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  • EaseMyTrip Reinvents Flight Booking Experience on Whatsapp

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Easy Trip Planners Limited (“EaseMyTrip”) has announced integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets. The integration will allow customers to book flight tickets at competitive rates for their desired destination through WhatsApp itself.   This association with WhatsApp is significant for EaseMyTrip …

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  • The fleet of Virgin Galactic is slowly expanding

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2020

    The fleet of Virgin Galactic is slowly expanding, and its second commercial spacecraft has now attained a major milestone in its build process — much faster than the first one did. The new SpaceShipTwo, which will connect the original (named …

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  • Blockchain gradually gaining acceptance in travel industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Blockchain is disrupting the travel ecosystem and helping to reorganize processes, solving major pain points in an often disjointed industry.   Pilot initiatives like the blockchain-based travel app, Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI), will create a more faultless passenger journey …

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  • East Nusa Tenggara develops mobile applications to promote tourism

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial administration has taken a resolution to boost the local tourism industry as it is now in the process of developing digital platforms aiming to bolster efforts to promote tourism.  In cooperation with the Institute of …

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  • AIG Travel partners with GeoSure for real time safety

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    The AIG Travel Assistance App has been upgraded with a significant new feature through a partnership with GeoSure, developer of the most granular, real-time safety measurement platform available. The app, available for both iOS and Android, now provides business travelers …

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  • Etihad Airways application launched in Huawei App Gallery

    Published on : Monday, December 16, 2019

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced its “Etihad Airways” mobile application is now available on the HUAWEI AppGallery — the official app store preloaded on all HUAWEI& HONOR smart-phones and tablets — enabling 390 million global …

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  • Technology’s impact on tourism and hospitality cannot be denied

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    The impact of technology on most industries can’t be denied; especially, in the hospitality and tourism industry. After all, for at least 10 years now, we like to browse reviews on TripAdvisor and search for flights, hotels, rental cars, tourist …

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  • Tourism agencies are turning to WeChat to attract tourists

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Tourism agencies are slowly turning to the most popular social media app of China, WeChat, to attract a major section of the rising outbound tourism market.   On Tuesday, the social messaging app introduced an agreement with some 30 foreign …

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  • WeChat launches project for working with tourism authorities globally

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    China’s popular social media platform WeChat has launched a project for working with tourism authorities globally to digitalize services for tapping the country’s growing outbound tourism market.   The platform has paired with partners to set up the Welcome with …

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  • Uber stripped of its London license for irregular business practice

    Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    London’s city transport regulator, Transport for London, on Monday stripped Uber of its license to operate in the city city’s transport regulator, which cited a “pattern of failures” that “placed passenger safety and security at risk.”   San Francisco-based Uber …

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  • Alipay joins hands with DaraPay to simplify mobile payment for Chinese tourists in Cambodia

    Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019

    China’s Alipay, which is the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform, has joined hands with Cambodia’s DaraPay, allowing customers to use their Alipay wallets to pay at DaraPay’s POS payment system across Cambodia.   DaraPay’s general manager Phok Ratha …

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  • Child-friendly Wi-Fi scheme signed by London Stansted

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    London Stansted is now  accredited as one of the UK airports offering safe and child –Friendly Wi-Fi to passengers.     The certification comes on the back of Standsted’s parent company, MAG which has signed up to the government-initiated scheme. …

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  • Mobile-only flight booking service launched by Skyscanner

    Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

    As merchant selling flights, Skyscanner is now taking part directly in its own marketplace. The new booking service will be available on app and mobile web only in Australia, Singapore and the UK apart from its core metasearch proposition.   …

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  • To aim the leisure tourists, CPI Hotels partners with SiteMinder

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    One of the Czech Republic’s biggest hotel chains, CPI Hotels, has engaged SiteMinder, the world hotel industry’s important cloud platform, as it aims on targeting leisure tourists and expand its traditional focus on corporate guests.   This engagement witnesses CPI Hotels …

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  • Qatar government signs agreement with Huawei technologies for Smart Qatar initiative

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    In its bid to further support the national digital strategies and policies developed and promoted by the State of Qatar, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), through its Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP) initiative, has signed a Memorandum …

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  • Chinese tourist numbers set to boom despite slowdown fears: ANZ report

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Chinese travellers, at 83 million (according to 2012 data), make up a sizeable group of consumers, so it is quite understandable that talk of a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy could make countries dependent on Chinese tourism receipts …

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  • QITCOM 2019 shows how artificial intelligence helping travel organisations to overcome work-related challenges

    Published on : Monday, November 11, 2019

    Eight Artificial Intelligence (AI) use-cases from six entities in Qatar were showcased during the Digital Transformation Workshop organized by the Qatar Digital Government Training Program (QDGTP) in partnership with Microsoft, an initiative by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) …

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  • Alipay would now be open for international travelers in China

    Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2019

    For the first time, Alipay, the mobile payments and lifestyle platform owned by Ant Financial, is opening its platform for international travelers in China.   With this, global tourists visiting China will be able to download and use the app …

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