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Marriott International launches Marriott Bonvoy Events

Marriott International has announced the launch of its new Marriott BonvoyTM Events web platform. This new site is a comprehensive tool for meeting and event planners, building upon former Marriott International meetings site, Meetings Imagined.       The new …

Trip.com collaborates with Singapore Tourism Board

Trip.com, an independent international brand that is part of Ctrip Group, has pledged to intensify collaboration on marketing Singapore as a tourism destination, following a meeting between Ctrip Group executives and representatives from the Singapore Tourism Board.   On September 5, Keith Tan, …

IBA launches iQ Engines for operators, lessors and the aviation finance industry

 IBA, the independent aviation advisory, valuation, and consulting firm has launched iQ Engines.  This unique module combines IBA’s deep industry knowledge and values expertise to guide stakeholders on engine values.       Terry Dawson, Managing Director – Digital at …

DIAL and Vistara begin testing face recognition tech at IGI Airport

On Friday Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL), along with Vistara Airways, began testing the facial recognition technology for flyers at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.   GMR-led DIAL is rolling-out a three-month trial to demonstrate Biometric Enabled …

ITB Berlin 2020: eTravel World to represent one of the world’s largest travel tech events

 At the next ITB Berlin, travel technology experts can look forward to first-class audiences again. The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show is looking for papers on trendsetting digital solutions in tourism, to be held at the eTravel World from 4 …

  • Boeing to Acquire Aurora Flight Sciences to Advance Autonomous Technology Capabilities

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    Boeing plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms, under an agreement signed by the companies. Aurora specializes in autonomous systems technologies to enable advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications …

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  • Discovery partners with Google on VR travel series

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Discovery has teamed up with Google to transport the viewers around the world and explore different cultures through the Discovery TRVLR. One can get acquainted with the rituals, traditions and cultures in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antartica …

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  • Innovation of next level of travel distribution and retailing by Sabre

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Sean Menke, president and CEO of global travel technology leader Sabre Corporation, told senior executives gathered at an industry conference in Dallas that the continued growth of low cost carriers (LCCs) and downward pressure on airline pricing are driving factors …

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  • ForeFlight Mobile Now Features Jeppesen’s Global Instrument Flight Rules Enroute Flight Information

    Published on : Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Boeing through its subsidiary Jeppesen, and ForeFlight, an innovative provider of mobile and web aviation applications, today announced that Jeppesen’s proprietary data-driven enroute charts are now available within the ForeFlight Mobile application. This new capability gives ForeFlight and Jeppesen customers …

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  • Yatra collaborates with OYO Hotel to give better service

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    India’s leading online travel platform Yatra.com has collaborated with OYO, online hotel platform for the business expansion that will provide better services.     The partnership brings OYO’s inventory onto a online travel agent platform and with this Yatra’s total …

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  • Singapore Airlines And Grab Agree On Extensive Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Grab announced a partnership to provide customers with more seamless travel experiences. SIA and Grab will integrate their mobile apps to offer enhanced convenience to customers when travelling to the airport in six countries across Southeast …

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  • Boeing Rolls Out Singapore Airlines’ First 787-10 Dreamliner

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Boeing has rolled out the first 787-10 Dreamliner built for Singapore Airlines at its Final Assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. The airplane will now undergo the painting of the airline’s livery and begin its system checks, fueling, and …

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  • Travelport launches Travelport Exclusive Rates with 1000 hotels in 48 countries

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, announced today the first 1000 hotels offering Travelport negotiated corporate-friendly rates to the company’s corporate travel agency customers. Located in 48 countries, participating hotels in the Travelport Exclusive Rates program will offer negotiated rates …

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  • Time to promote travel via live streaming

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    Live streaming has become the leading trend of the marketing industry that travel agents and tour operators should go for. Live streaming has unique benefits with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other  social media making it easier for the viewers …

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  • Electronic Cigarettes Are Illegal in Thailand

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    While electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are used around the world as a way of helping people quit smoking, travellers coming to Thailand should be aware that these devices are in fact illegal in the kingdom.   Anyone found breaking this …

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  • Uber declined license post expiry in UK

    Published on : Saturday, September 23, 2017

    After the expiry of Uber’s current licence on September 30, the Transport for London has declined to issue the private hire operator licence. Around 40,000 Uber operated cars will be removed from the city’s streets within a span of one  …

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  • Japan introduces new smartphone app for foreign tourists

    Published on : Saturday, September 23, 2017

    On Thursday, the Japan National Tourism Organization had introduced a free smartphone app that permits tourists from overseas to look up new destinations, train routes and restaurants and even free Wi-Fi spots.   This app also comprises listings of ATMs, …

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  • Smarter search and power performance with Travelport CETS reservation system

    Published on : Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has upgraded its Travelport CETS’ (Central European Touristic Solutions) reservation system with powerful new search features and additional clipboard functionality.     Today’s travel agents are fulfilling an increasingly complex array of itineraries, involving …

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  • Citymapper, Gett to introduce new taxi-bus for London commuters

    Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017

    Black-cab booking app Gett, along with Citymapper that represents the urban travel planner of London in a joint collaboration, plans to come up with a brand new fixed-route taxi service via London for a flat fare of £3 irrespective of …

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  • Boeing to test fresh technology likely to end turbulent flights

    Published on : Thursday, September 21, 2017

    The aircraft giant Boeing is hopeful about putting a full stop to the agony of on flight turbulence and even minor irritation like spilled drinks thanks to a long-range lidar laser attached to the nose of a Boeing 777.   …

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  • Association of Corporate Travel Executives making alliance to share technology

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has recently announced that CISCO has become a President’s Circle Sponsor.       It is a new sponsorship, which will bring CISCO’S alliance technology to ACTE and will permit the association to …

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  • Nexion ready with brand new technology for members

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Nexion is a host agency for travel professionals that has recently unveiled its brand new technology platform at CoNexion that was hosted from 16th till 19th September in New Orleans.   The new program, known as myNexion offers members new …

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  • Changi Airport signs partnership with Alipay for mobile payment gateway

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Alipay and Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced the signing of a strategic five-year partnership agreement, to roll out the Alipay mobile payment option in Changi Airport on a wide scale. A joint marketing agreement was also inked, for both parties …

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  • Amadeus and OACIS launch world’s first ‘pop up’ check-in service

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    For many travellers, the airline check-in process at an airport is one of the most time-intensive and frustrating parts of their journey. The strain on airports will continue to increase in the coming years with the Airports Council International (ACI) …

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  • JetBlue And CBP Biometric Boarding Trial Program Proves Success Of SITA Technology

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    SITA, the technology company that provides JetBlue’s biometric exit checks at the boarding gate, today announced the success of its innovative technology used in the trial in Boston Logan International Airport and that it continues to work with the airline …

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