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Uber cab charges go awry due to fare glitch

App cab Uber’s passengers in several cities were shocked on Wednesday when they were charged 100 times the advertised fare for short trips, a glitch that sparked jokes about surge pricing gone wild.   Riders in cities including Washington and …

Marriott International and Emirates partnership for loyalty programs

Marriott International and Emirates today announced the relaunch of Your World Rewards a partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards. The partnership which originally launched in 2014, allows Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards members who register for the program to …

Technology changing Indian travel & tourism industry

If you compare today’s travel and hospitality sector to previous incarnations, you’ll notice that technology has transformed how business gets conducted. It has eased the lives of travellers, service providers, aggregators and every single party involved in any stage of …

To endorse Melbourne, Alipay introduces mobile tool

A declaration from Ant Financial Holdings, the parent company of Alipay, explained that the Melbourne City Card was being endorsed by the City of Melbourne to business precincts along with shopping centers in a bid to help the retail, small …

Bidroom incorporates Apple Pay on its platform

Bidroom.com hotel booking platform has introduced Apple Pay purchases for its customers. The service was rolled out in the Netherlands on June 11. From July 9, Apple users on Bidroom.com can now pick one of three available plans that grant …

  • Millennials prefer personal loans to credit cards to fund travel

    Published on : Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Over half of the Indian populace is below the age of 25.   But then, it is estimated that in 2020, the average age of an Indian would be 29 years. In more ways than one, it is walking an …

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  • Indonesia emphasizes on digital revolution at 22nd General Assembly UNWTO

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    The current tourism minister of Indonesia, Arief Yahya, while addressing in a panel discussion at the 22nd General Assembly UNWTO in Chengdu, China, stressed to form a new digital revolution to ease the tourists.       The discussion, which …

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  • Thailand’s Win to Host 2019 IEEE PES Grand International Conference and Exposition

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    The prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) has chosen Thailand as the venue for its 2019 GTD Grand International Conference & Exposition, the first time this event will be held outside the United …

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  • Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility Receives 50th Shipset

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    From zero to 50 in two years would be bad if talking about automobile acceleration, but when talking about A320 Family aircraft production in the U.S., the timing is just right. The Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile has reached …

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  • Ezeego1 makes it foray into Middle East market

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    One of the leading online travel platforms in India, Ezeego1 has successfully made its foray into the Middle East market with a goal to expand its international footprint in the B2B travel space.   The Dubai unit of this company …

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  • Cincinnati airport endorses BlipTrack technology to reduce passenger waiting times

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    BlipTrack technology, one of the trendiest and modern queue management technologies, which can reduce the waiting time for checking at the airport, is now adopted by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport.       Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) and the Transportation Security …

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  • Hyperloop system to reduce Toronto-Montreal travel to 39 minutes

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    The travel corridor of Toronto-Montreal has been identified as one of the strongest candidates for a unique Hyperloop system likely to minimize the travel time between these two cities from five hours to just about 39 minutes.   This route …

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  • To ease transportation, Andhra Pradesh Tourism in India partners with Zoomcar

    Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017

    To improve the tourism opportunity in Andhra Pradesh, the south Indian state, the tourism department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zoomcar, online car rental service app, to boost transportation services, tourism and create employment opportunities.     …

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  • Cabfind enters into a new partnership with Icabbi

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Cabfind that is a popular taxi service has entered into a strategic partnership with Icabbi that is a dispatch specialist with an aim to upgrade its supplier and client connectivity.   Icabbi is actually a cloud-based dispatch system that would …

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  • Lodgify becomes top 100 hottest start-ups in Europe

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Barcelona Software-as-a-Service company Lodgify, one of the known innovative vacation rental software solution listed as the 100 hottest start-ups in Europe.       Global business and technology publication, Wired, has named Lodgify as one of the 100 hottest startups …

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  • Foreign tourists to leverage single tourist electronic card in Baku

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Foreign tourists to Baku would now be capable of utilizing single tourist cards for several entertainment options as well as travel.   Tourists would be able to use these cards for entry to the museum, other cultural regions, public transport …

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  • Travelport Hotelzon begins rollout of payment consolidation service

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Travelport Hotelzon, a leading hotel distribution technology provider for corporations, announced the launch in the UK of its new hotel payment and consolidation service that gives customers an automated end-to-end payment and invoice consolidation system for hotel expenditure.     …

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  • Rovia selects Sabre as its primary technology provider

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has signed an agreement with Rovia, an industry leading travel and lifestyle service provider offering turnkey solutions for business partners and membership-based travel companies.     The long term …

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  • Boxever is looking to raise the fund for business growth

    Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Boxever, one of the best known Ireland based travel technology firm is looking to raise a further €6 million in private equity to bring total funding to date to more than €20 million.       Polaris Partners and Frontline …

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  • Japanese theme park adds Karaoke device to Ferris Wheel

    Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    A Japanese theme park has decided to add karaoke machines to as many as right of the Big-O’s 40  gondolas, in collaboration with Joysound, a Tokyo-based karaoke company.   This makes it the first karaoke-themed Ferris wheel of the world. …

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  • Guiddoo introduces B2B products for small to mid-sized travel players

    Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    From Mom and Pop Travel Consultants to established Travel Agencies – which still handle 60%+ Indian holiday travellers – technology has been a major point in the Indian B2B travel space. Despite the predominance of smartphones, many travel formalities such …

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  • Boeing to Design and Build Seven Medium Earth Orbit Satellites For SES

    Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing’s most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built …

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  • Online corporate travel portal Nu Travel is purchased by Certify

    Published on : Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Nu Travel, one of the largest travel technology portals responsible for worldwide online corporate travel booking has been purchased by expense management specialist Certify.     United States based travel technology giant Certify said buying this technology from Nu Travel …

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  • GTLK Europe DAC Selects AerData STREAM to Digitally Manage Their Records

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    Boeing through its subsidiary AerData, announced that GTLK Europe DAC has chosen AerData Secure Technical Records for Electronic Asset Management (STREAM) to digitally manage records of its asset portfolio of narrow- and wide-body airplanes.       “As the GTLK …

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  • Epic 8,400-mile rail route to link London-Tokyo via Trans-Siberian rail

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    An epic railway route measuring 8,400 mile is proposed to be constructed soon that would link London and Tokyo in a massive project by the Russian government.   The officials of Vladimir Putin are currently interacting with Japan, discussing mainly …

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