TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS

  • The Hotel Concord is the First in New England to Offer Volara-Powered Alexa Technology in Rooms

    Published on : Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    When The Hotel Concord opened its doors in August, Volara – the voice hub for the hotel industry – was there to ensure that guests’ experiences are memorable and engaging. By equipping every room in the boutique hotel with a …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines to open IT Center in Arizona

    Published on : Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Hawaiian Airlines will open a technology center in the Phoenix area in the first quarter.     When fully operational the IT Center will allow the airline to act agilely in the rapidly changing information technology space and provide the …

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  • Alipay with over 900 million users worldwide reshapes Chinese tourism business

    Published on : Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    China’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, Alipay operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has more than 900 million users globally.     Alipay has over 700 million active users in China as of September, with 70 percent of them using …

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  • Heathrow launches new app for visually impaired passengers

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    From Monday December 3rd, visually impaired passengers at Heathrow will have access to on-demand, personalised assistance via the Aira app. Access to this app and its established network allows passengers to enhance their independence throughout the journey at Heathrow and …

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  • TrustYou’s New Live Chat Helps Hotels Turn Website Visitors Into Direct Bookings

    Published on : Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform, today announced the launch of its new live chat channel that is part of its well-established Guest Messaging tool. The easy-to-integrate live chat enables hotels to respond to booking inquiries in real time …

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  • eRevMax completes integration with Vietnamese PMS ezCloud

    Published on : Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Hotel connectivity expert eRevMax has completed 2-way integration with ezCloud, one of the leading PMS providers in South East Asia. Mutual hotel customers can now get the benefit of automatic distribution of availability and rate to third party online booking …

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  • This Christmas season, stay at the world’s most sparkly townhouse

    Published on : Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has teamed up with internationally renowned designer and sparkle champion, Christian Cowan, to create the world’s most sparkly townhouse, the ‘House of Sparkle’.   …

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  • GlobalStar Travel Management partners with Atriis Technologies

    Published on : Friday, November 23, 2018

    GlobalStar Travel Management has entered into a strategic partnership with Atriis Technologies, having Atriis.GTP (Global Travel Platform) as their innovative technology, enabling its members to successfully navigate the rapidly changing distribution landscape. Atriis.GTP is a unique booking platform designed for …

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  • Spirit AeroSystems Chief Financial Officer to Retire

    Published on : Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Spirit AeroSystems Holdings,  today announced that Sanjay Kapoor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire in the first quarter of 2019. Kapoor has been in this role since he joined the company in August 2013.   Kapoor …

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  • Indonesian luxury villa improves online revenue with RateTiger

    Published on : Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Black Penny Villas, a boutique luxury property in Bali, has improved its online sales with eRevMax solutions. The property has experienced significant improvement in their operational efficiency leveraging RateTiger’s cloud based channel manager and on-demand shopping tool.   Ubud, in …

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  • Sabre enters agreement to acquire Farelogix

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    Sabre Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Farelogix, a recognized innovator in the travel industry with advanced offer management and NDC order delivery technology used by many of the world’s leading airlines. Sabre expects …

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  • GoUSA TV launches streaming video app to deliver premium travel content to smartphone users

    Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018

    GoUSA TV announced today the GoUSA TV app is now available for download on iOS and Android devices around the world.   The app harnesses the power of entertainment to inspire overseas travelers to consider a U.S. destination. A first-of-its-kind …

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  • Immfly opened a new office in Turkey

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Immfly has opened a new office in  Şişli district of Istanbul. It is to support its Turkish airline customers, Pegasus Airlines and SunExpress.     Earlier this year, Pegasus announced plans to install the company’s in-flight digital services across its …

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  • Klook’s research revealed 52% Indian travellers plan things-to-do before booking flights or hotels

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The traditional travel booking process usually starts with flights, then accommodations and, finally, things-to-do in the destination of choice. But according to data from Klook’s latest events survey, travelers’ decision-making patterns are shifting.     The independently conducted survey discovered …

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  • Europe’s fastest-growing tourist and transit destination Keflavik expands with Veovo technology

    Published on : Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport is one of Europe’s fastest-growing tourist and transit destinations with an expectation to welcome more than 10 million passengers , is expanding its technology with the acceptance of Veovo technology.     The airport, which is …

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  • China’s grant to American Express can revolutionize digital payment

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    Prior to the appearance of mobile payment apps in China, the country was primarily a cash-based society. From meals, clothing, rent, bills, taxis, and almost everything else, paying cash was the norm.  Now the payment apps like Alipay and WeChat …

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  • WTM London 2018 reveals Chinese travellers prefer WeChat mobile payments

    Published on : Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Get a WeChat account, enable mobile payments and make Chinese visitors feel welcome – just some of the ways European businesses and travel companies can attract more Chinese travellers according to speakers at the Asia Inspiration Zone on the first …

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  • Colorado plans to improve safety and mobility on roadways

    Published on : Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Colorado Department of Transportation is asking all its drivers to imagine 3 million cars generating 2 million data points every hour on roadways across the state.     At the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Vail on Wednesday, October 31, …

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  • Khiri Travel B2B website unveiled in WTM London 2018

    Published on : Friday, November 2, 2018

    Asia’s specialist destination management company Khiri Travel, unveiled its new B2B website Khiri.com at WTM London 2018. The website offers B2B travel trade services for tour operators worldwide across the various sections – luxury, culinary, adventure, people, family, art & …

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  • Bermuda Tourism Authority launches an online stakeholder portal

    Published on : Friday, November 2, 2018

    With an aim to “establish a more consistent connection with tourism industry stakeholders,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority has launched an online stakeholder portal, which is known as BTAConnect.   The portal was first unveiled at the Bermuda Tourism Summit last week and is …

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