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  • Barceló hotels and resorts contracts with SiteMinder

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    SiteMinder, one of the leading cloud platform for the global hotel industry announces that it has secured more than 109 properties belonging to the third largest hotel chain in Spain and 42nd largest in the world under the brand name …

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  • Travelport announces new full content agreement with Finnair

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform has today announced a new full content agreement with Finnair, Finland’s largest airline and a member of the oneworld alliance. As part of the agreement, Finnair has also chosen to deploy Travelport’s Rich Content …

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  • SiteMinder signs Barceló Hotels & Resorts, 42nd largest in the world

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    The global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, today announces it has secured 109 properties belonging to Barceló Hotels & Resorts, the third largest hotel chain in Spain and the 42 nd largest in the world. The win adds nearly 33,000 hotel …

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  • DestiMetrics has been acquired by Inntopia

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    DestiMetrics has been acquired by Inntopia, the SaaS e-commerce subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group. DestiMetrics is the leading supplier of lodging metrics and market intelligence to the North American mountain travel industry and warm weather U.S. destinations.   DestiMetrics, founded …

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  • Maestro connects guests with channels for positive property reviews

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    The most effective and low cost form of property marketing is personal recommendations between friends, family, and colleagues. Personal recommendations drive new bookings and repeat business because they are freely given and credible. Today these recommendations are online.  Social media …

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  • Online bus ticket booking platform redBus launches new Bus Hire feature

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    redBus, World’s largest online bus ticket booking platform, has launched a new service – Bus Hire. This product has been introduced to provide customers seeking to hire buses, mini-buses or tempo-travellers, with a one-stop access to leading chartered bus providers …

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  • Futuristic ‘green roads’ to charge electric vehicles

    Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

    With the growing scarcity of bio-fuels, scientists are working day and night to come up with alternative ways to run vehicles. Electric cars are considered to be one of those alternative vehicles. But there is only one problem, the cars …

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  • ‘Misleading’ adverts of Ryanair and LastMinute.com banned by ASA

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The advertisement watchdog, Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently banned TV advertisements of Ryanair and LastMinute.com for misleading their customers to buy flight tickets and holiday packages, by making false promises. Two separate advertisements of the two companies forced several people …

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  • $14 million ‘flying car’ to reach market by 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Riding a futuristic flying car is about to become a reality for the globetrotters as a tech firm from Israel is soon to launch the passenger drone by 2020. The 1500 kg flying car ‘Cormorant’ can travel at a speed …

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  • Cruise companies employ innovative tech, aims to beat robots

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Thanks to the rapidly progressing avenues of technology, cruise ships are now well-equipped with onboard apps, communications systems, humanoid information-dispensing robots, robotic bartending arms and speedier wireless service.   Cruise operators are signaling that in 2017, they would start getting …

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  • Carnival Corporation develops game changing travellers’ experience with wearable tech

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company with 10 global cruise line brands, announced it has developed the world’s first interactive guest experience platform capable of transforming vacation travel into a highly personalized and elevated level of …

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  • Bombardier’s INNOVIA Metro 300 Enters Service in Kuala Lumpur

    Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016

    Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and partner Hartasuma today announced the launch of the latest INNOVIA Metro 300 train in the Asia Pacific region.   The new train enters service on the extended Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line …

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  • Boeing awarded the US Air Force to continue GPS modernization!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company’s role in the vital military and civilian navigation network. The U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network, recently awarded …

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  • Aero Club Russia announced business with Travelport platform!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

      Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Aero Club, Russia’s leading travel management company (TMC), have today announced that the TMC will move part of their business to the Travelport platform.  As part of this …

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  • Enjoy ice TV Live with Emirates!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has launched ‘ice TV Live’ as part of its on-going efforts to provide the latest in on-board entertainment. Emirates will now offer up to four channels of as-it-happens television viewing.   ice …

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  • Boeing and Elbit signed memorandum to enhance defense solutions!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Boeing and Elbit Systems Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that supports the growth of both companies through the joint pursuit of opportunities for self-defense solutions for Boeing military aircraft in international markets. The companies will offer Elbit Systems’ …

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  • Abacus International Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Abacus International, Asia Pacific’s leading provider of travel solutions and services announced that Martin Symes has been named Vice President of Marketing, where he will lead product and content marketing, corporate and marketing communications, market research and training. Mr Symes …

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  • Travelport and Rickshaw Travels announce continued partnership

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Travelport and Rickshaw Travel Group (Rickshaw Travels), a major East African tour operator, have announced the continuation of their successful business relationship with the signing of a three-and-a half year renewal contract. The new deal will see Travelport continue to …

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  • MGTO Additionally Launches Android Version of "Experience Macau" App

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2013

    Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) additionally launches the Android version of its “Experience Macau” App, which enables more visitors to acquire the latest Macau travel information and experience Macau freely and easily at anytime. MGTO first launched the iPhone App …

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  • EUROPEAN WATERWAYS Offering Unique adventures with “LONGER WATERWAY JOURNEYS”!

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    For the upcoming cruising season, hotel barge operator European Waterways is highlighting its one-of-a-kind “Longer Waterways Journeys,” which are trans-regional  “voyages of exploration” traversing the inland waterways of Europe.  Sure to please travelers looking for a sense of adventure, they …

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