TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS

  • Traveltek Group enters North Asia , sets regional office in Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Attracted by the strong growth potential of Asia’s booming leisure travel market, UK-based travel technology specialist Traveltek Group has entered into North Asia with a new regional office in Hong Kong.   Traveltek Group, a UK-based travel technology specialist entered …

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  • London ready to welcome Taxify for the first time

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Taxify that is a ride-hailing firm has confirmed that it has launched brand new services in London for the very first time.   This Estonia-based taxi app said that it is planning to start offering rides in the UK capital …

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  • Vietnam’s online tourism market is controlled by many foreign websites

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    The Vietnamese online tourism market has been majorly dominated by different foreign online travel for quite some time now.   As per Việtnam e-Commerce Association, online tourism was rising in a rapid fashion and has the possibility to generate major …

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  • Michel Rouse is Appointed as CCTO of Flight Centre Travel Group

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the largest travel agency groups has appointed Michel Rouse as corporate chief technology officer, EMEA, as the company prepares to unveil its technology investments.     Michel Rouse joins from travel technology provider Amadeus. …

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  • Costa Cruise launched WeChat payment in China

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

      Guests of Costa Asia’s fleet in China can access a new WeChat Mini Program on-board.   The online social media platform allows hassle-free mobile payment and enhanced on board experiences, starting on-board Costa Atlantica.     WeChat is also …

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  • One:Night, a last minute hotel booking app in USA

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    One: Night is a hotel booking app, available for both Android and IoS, is offering the lowest price of the hotels, if a tourist needs to book at the last minute.     This last minute travel technology app provides …

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  • Automated screening lanes at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

    Published on : Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) announced that automated screening lanes have been installed and are in use at Terminal 3. This state-of-the-art checkpoint technology enhances security efficiency while decreasing the amount …

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  • Great Western Railway to welcome new saltwater-proof trains

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    Trains running along the south-western coast based on Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway have been at the receiving end of a great deal of salt water and sea spray, that has been corroding and destroying the equipment.   Currently, …

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  • TravelBank is raising $25 million to reward employees

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    TravelBank, the maker of market expense management software raises $25 million to reward employees, who save on the travel budget.     TravelBank is the newest to do a funding round. Now it raised about $25 million Series B round …

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  • AerData STREAM and Transition Services Chosen by Monarch for Transition of Leased Aircraft

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Boeing, through its subsidiary AerData, announced that Monarch has chosen AerData Secure Technical Records for Electronic Asset Management (STREAM) and transition services for its fleet of 36 Airbus A320s in readiness for lease transition. “We are pleased to have signed …

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  • Social media is pivotal these days for choosing destinations

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    People these days while deciding where to spend their holiday time, turn to social media to evaluate other people’s preferences on Instagram or Facebook. This means that social media directly impacts our holiday preferences. When people go for a holiday, …

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  • Free movie streaming for Dubai International passenger

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

      The partnership between Dubai Airports and regional content provider will enhance the customer’s experience boarding the Dubai international.   Passengers will be able to watch free movies and TV shows before their flights.   Passengers will be able to …

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  • MakeMyTrip offers My Business for small business operators

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Online travel company, MakeMy Trip, has announced the launch of a new service known as “My Business”, to bring the new offers for the growing small and medium-sized enterprises’ for the corporate travel business.     The main objective of …

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  • Jacques Demaël appointed as SVP Strategy & Business Support for SITA

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    SITA announced that Jacques Demaël has joined the organization as SVP Strategy & Business Support. Reporting directly to CEO Barbara Dalibard, Demaël will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.     Working together with the CEO and the Executive Team, Demaël …

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  • Futuristic Hyperloop to enable Liverpool to London travel in 30 minutes

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The government of the UK has been urged to scrap HS2 to favor a futuristic Hyperloop technology that would help people navigate from Liverpool to London within 30 minutes.   Policy North has been encouraging the government to utilize its …

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  • Airbnb now plans expansion in Asia-Pacific market

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Nathan Blecharczyk, the co-founder of Airbnb started coding at the age of 12 and launched an online marketing business while in high school with clients in over 20 countries.   Earning nearly $1m ($780,000) from his entrepreneurial endeavour, he paid …

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  • Travel technology firm, Datalex rises its business by 24%

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    The revenue of the Irish travel software firm, Datalex, rose by 24 percent as the company benefited from the new customers and the strong growth in its services revenue.     In the six months to June 30th, the revenues …

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  • Shark drones ready to protect Australia beaches

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    The spectacular beaches of Australia are soon going to be well-protected by an excellent shark detection artificial intelligence process thereby promising greater safety for beachgoers.   These drones would be offering a live feed to an operator who would then …

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  • MakeMyTrip eyes its profit on hotel business

    Published on : Monday, August 28, 2017

    Online hotel booking and travel app, MakeMyTrip is accelerating its business worldwide in the vast competition of tourism.     MakeMyTrip, India’s first online travel portal, is looking to enlist more hotels and homestays to drive revenue growth.     …

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  • Traveltek launches in Dubai

    Published on : Monday, August 28, 2017

    In a bid to expand in the Middle East market Traveltek, technology provider has launched an office in Dubai.   Till now the Glasgow-based specialist which has Flight Centre and Dnata as its clients has already recruited two staffs to …

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