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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 …

  • Travelport signs a new, multi-year agreement with Otravo Travel in Benelux and Scandinavia

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced a new agreement with Otravo, which sees the leading online air travel sales in the Benelux and Scandinavia continue to access Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform and unrivalled travel content. Otravo is the …

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  • Retina cinema in Frankfurt’s Lufthansa Lounge

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Retina glasses on, sit back and curtain up: From 23 February to 3 March 2017, Lufthansa passengers can try out the innovative Avegant Glyph video glasses in the Business Lounge located in the area near Gate A26. To do so, …

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  • The accelerator campaign of Booking.com is expected to boost sustainable tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Through Booking.com Booster, this online accommodation website is all prepared to drive tourism to a sustainable mode in the coming years. This three week campaign will take place in June 2017 in Amsterdam. This program is an extension of Booking.com …

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  • Paris ready to welcome futuristic ‘gym boat’ cruise

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    River Seine in Paris is likely to witness a brand new concept of futuristic ‘gym-boat’ cruise.   The idea, known as the Paris Navigating Gym, seeks to present a unique concept of working it out at the gym while indulging …

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  • First all-in-one contactless MPoS device launched by ECR Retail Systems for the airline industry

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    ECR Retail Systems (ECR), the leading London-based MPoS specialist, has developed and launched the ECRGo2, the industry’s first fully-certified, all-in-one contactless, handheld mobile point of sale (MPoS) device for the airline industry.   This new terminal enables airlines to reduce …

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  • Virtuoso Sees Substantial Leap in APAC network Growth

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The world’s leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso, has recorded outstanding agency, advisor and production growth over the past 12 months, with the Asia-Pacific region now boasting more than 1000 luxury advisors working through the Virtuoso network. Global results in 2016 …

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  • Citcon announces partnership with Alipay

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Citcon, an integrated mobile payment and marketing platform to connect global merchants with Chinese travelers, announced partnership with Alipay, the world’s leading payment platform with 450 million active users run by Ant Financial Services Group, to enable millions of merchants …

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  • Barbuda & Antigua to organize transformational technologies event

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Caribbean leaders should take complete advantage of the information and communication technologies (ICT) and its revolution to enhance the country’s social and financial condition. Caribbean life is heavily getting influenced by the rapid pace of innovation and discoveries in ICT. …

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  • World Travellers Group selects Travelport as its preferred technology provider

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and World Travellers Group, a New Zealand-based travel retail network with over 25 retail locations and mobile travel businesses across the country, today announces a new multi-year agreement which will see World Travellers Group …

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  • IMPACT Speed Park plays host to Novotel team outing

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Not only does IMPACT Speed Park, a new entertaining facility run by IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd, boast a world-class go kart facility to complement its position as a tourism hub, but also serves as a purposeful space for any corporate activities. …

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  • HotelsPro has been awarded as “Best B2B Travel Provider” at World Tourism Forum

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    HotelsPro, a global technology and hotel reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals and a brand of the world’s leading travel and accommodation supplier MetGlobal Group of Companies, has been awarded as “Best B2B Travel Provider” within World Tourism Awards …

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  • Travelport Honors Saudi Arabia’s Travel Industry Leaders

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Over 200 of Saudi Arabia’s travel industry leaders  gathered  at a travel awards ceremony hosted by Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions at the Hilton in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last night. The travel …

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  • Ancillary Revenue Goes Mobile: The Best Methods Used by the Top 25 Airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    It’s a rapidly changing world we inhabit, with the availability of immense mobile computing and transacting capability in everyone’s pocket, purse, or backpack.  Of course, internet-based retail remains relevant, but savvy retailers also know it must be supported by the …

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  • nSight for IDeaS helps hoteliers by tapping forward-looking travel intent data

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

     IDeaS Revenue Solutions and nSight Travel Intelligence have teamed up to offer hoteliers a new experience in revenue management that allows managers to “futurecast” inventory demand based on a rich set of data points never before available on a single technology platform.   …

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  • TRIPBAM and TrustYou Announce Hotel Review Data Integration Partnership

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    TRIPBAM, the hotel rate shopping service innovator, and TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, today announced a strategic partnership between the companies. The agreement will allow TRIPBAM to provide summarized review content from TrustYou, via both TrustScore Widgets and …

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  • Seminole plans to lure tourists through social media

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    Currently, the commissioners of Seminole are looking forward to maximize the country’s utilization of social media platforms. Last week, the county officials have unveiled new plans for a new marketing initiative that would be leveraging social media as a primary …

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  • Virtual payment agreements have been signed by Vibe and WEX

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    A new agreement has been announced between WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions and Vibe Systems Ltd.   Vibe delivers advanced front and mid office technology to travel businesses, such as online travel agencies, retail agencies, travel …

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  • New ‘Airport Jacket’ might bring end to hand luggage

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    The newly designed “stylish” Airport Jacket will now help passengers to travel with up to 15kg of luggage for their trip without fearing for the burden fees or looking bulky.   The proposed multi-purpose jacket has been designed by Andrew …

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  • New expense product suite to be launched by Egencia

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Expedia Inc.’s business travel company, Egencia, plans to launch a suite of expense management products for the modern business traveler. After revolutionising the booking experience through technology, Egencia is bringing this innovative spirit to the world of expense management.   …

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  • Travelport and Emirates extend global partnership through the enhancement of Emirates’ Branded

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates have today announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen –  available for the first time to book on Travelport’s Travel Commerce …

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