TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS

  • TripAdvisor launches new portal for cruise reviews

    Published on : Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    TripAdvisor has launched a new portal for cruisers, taking cruise reviews and research mainstream for the travel site. The users of Trip Advisor will be able to read and write reviews, dig into ship itineraries and amenities, compare prices and …

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  • Robot FRAnny answers your questions in Frankfurt Airport

    Published on : Monday, April 8, 2019

    The robotic concierge FRAnny is a cooperative project between Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), and DB Systel GmbH, Deutsche Bahn’s dedicated IT service provider. FRAnny an expert on Frankfurt Airport, can answer a wide range of questions …

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  • EL AL Taxi Pool for all airline customers, the first of its kind

    Published on : Monday, April 8, 2019

    EL AL Taxi Pool allows its passengers to find other passengers with whom to share rides between the airport and their hotels. This will help to lower their travel expenses. This innovative service is first of its kind in the …

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  • Online travel booking in Arabian Gulf Area will double by 2023

    Published on : Monday, April 8, 2019

    According to new research, the online travel market in Arabian Gulf is set for a boom driven by a young and tech-savvy population, increased internet connectivity and high smart phone penetration. It is projected to grow at least 20 per …

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  • New mobile app launched by Oman Air

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

      Guests can organise  and manage their journey  on the go through the revamped mobile application launched by the Oman Air for iOS and Android smartphones.   The new app avails the latest innovation in mobile technology with easy steps …

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  • Virtual carriage could be the future for Virgin Trains new recruits

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Virgin Trains has partnered with students to help develop virtual reality technology to aid training in health and safety for new recruits.   Students from Solihull College & University Centre’s computing degree level course have created a Virtual Reality (VR) …

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  • Dubai Tourism chooses Travographer as its preferred travel photography partner

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    Travographer has been chosen as the most trusted coverage partner for all official activities conducted by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. The association will leverage Travographer’s extensive local network of skilled professional photographers to capture travellers’ fondest memories, …

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  • Etihad Airways implements new flight tracking technology

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    Etihad Airways implements new flight tracking technology meeting the global aeronautical distress and safety system recommendations for flight tracking by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).       The airways meets the GADSS recommendation of tracking its flights with position …

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  • Verteil Direct Connect gets IATA Financial Gateway Certification

    Published on : Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Verteil Technologies announces that their leading NDC aggregator platform, Verteil Direct Connect (VDC) is now IATA Financial gateway (IFG) certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This will allow direct connect distribution solution to act as a central payment …

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  • Amadeus brings to life industry-changing digital experiences for travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Today marks a new milestone in Amadeus and Adobe’s partnership, as Amadeus is named Adobe Exchange Partner of the Year for 2018. Through this annual award, Adobe recognizes its top partners for driving significant customer value for Adobe Experience Cloud. …

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  • Mobile services increased passenger satisfaction at baggage collection, SITA’s research

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    The adoption of technology is heightening passenger satisfaction at baggage collection as per SITA’s research 2019 Passenger IT Insights. The passengers are demanding more mobile services in relation to their baggage.       According to SITA’s research, 26 per …

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  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts launches I Prefer Alliance Program

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Preferred Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the launch of I Prefer Alliance, an innovative new loyalty platform that allows independent hotels and regional hotel brands to extend full benefits of I Prefer Hotel Rewards to members of their …

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  • Uber Technologies buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Uber Technologies Inc is going to spend $3.1 billion to buy Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. Uber said that it would pay $1.4 billion in cash and …

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  • New technology playing pivotal role behind Bohol tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    The advent of new technology brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) can be an immensely influential tool to boost up Bohol tourism, a top official of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) said.   Marietta Gasatan, BCCI …

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  • Amadeus to acquire ICM Airport Technics

    Published on : Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Amadeus will be acquiring ICM Airport Technics which is a global leader in passenger automation and self-serving bag solutions for airports, airlines for an undisclosed sum.   ICM is known to process more than 75 million bags worldwide and provides …

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  • New screens providing real time info installed to make easy transportation at Melbourne Park

    Published on : Friday, March 22, 2019

    Getting home on public transport after a big event at Melbourne Park just got easier, with new screens installed throughout Rod Laver arena that provide real-time information about trams and trains leaving the precinct.       Minister for Tourism, …

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  • SITA to manage operations of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport has contracted SITA, global IT provider to upgrade its Airport Management Solution (AMS). SITA’s airport management solution will manage every aspect of the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport operations.       A key change will …

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  • Japan Airlines working with Accenture to activate artificial intelligence in airport services

    Published on : Monday, March 18, 2019

    Japan Airlines is working with Accenture to introduce a new service that uses artificial intelligence to answer passenger requests at check-in counters.     Japan Airlines (JAL) is working with professional services firm Accenture on a new service that applies …

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  • Lufthansa Group and Amadeus to renew their 30-year technology partnership

    Published on : Monday, March 11, 2019

    The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus ink an agreement to renew their long standing technology partnership.     Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines …

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  • Cruise Norwegian App Now Available Fleetwide

    Published on : Monday, March 4, 2019

    Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in cruising, today announced the complete expansion of its Cruise Norwegian app across its 16-ship fleet.   Developed in-house and designed to enhance the guest experience, the app features a “pre-cruise” mode offering guests a …

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