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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 …

  • Etihad Airways implements new flight tracking technology

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    Etihad Airways implements new flight tracking technology meeting the global aeronautical distress and safety system recommendations for flight tracking by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).       The airways meets the GADSS recommendation of tracking its flights with position …

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  • Verteil Direct Connect gets IATA Financial Gateway Certification

    Published on : Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Verteil Technologies announces that their leading NDC aggregator platform, Verteil Direct Connect (VDC) is now IATA Financial gateway (IFG) certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This will allow direct connect distribution solution to act as a central payment …

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  • Amadeus brings to life industry-changing digital experiences for travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Today marks a new milestone in Amadeus and Adobe’s partnership, as Amadeus is named Adobe Exchange Partner of the Year for 2018. Through this annual award, Adobe recognizes its top partners for driving significant customer value for Adobe Experience Cloud. …

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  • Mobile services increased passenger satisfaction at baggage collection, SITA’s research

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    The adoption of technology is heightening passenger satisfaction at baggage collection as per SITA’s research 2019 Passenger IT Insights. The passengers are demanding more mobile services in relation to their baggage.       According to SITA’s research, 26 per …

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  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts launches I Prefer Alliance Program

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Preferred Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the launch of I Prefer Alliance, an innovative new loyalty platform that allows independent hotels and regional hotel brands to extend full benefits of I Prefer Hotel Rewards to members of their …

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  • Uber Technologies buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Uber Technologies Inc is going to spend $3.1 billion to buy Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. Uber said that it would pay $1.4 billion in cash and …

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  • New technology playing pivotal role behind Bohol tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    The advent of new technology brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) can be an immensely influential tool to boost up Bohol tourism, a top official of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) said.   Marietta Gasatan, BCCI …

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  • Amadeus to acquire ICM Airport Technics

    Published on : Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Amadeus will be acquiring ICM Airport Technics which is a global leader in passenger automation and self-serving bag solutions for airports, airlines for an undisclosed sum.   ICM is known to process more than 75 million bags worldwide and provides …

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  • New screens providing real time info installed to make easy transportation at Melbourne Park

    Published on : Friday, March 22, 2019

    Getting home on public transport after a big event at Melbourne Park just got easier, with new screens installed throughout Rod Laver arena that provide real-time information about trams and trains leaving the precinct.       Minister for Tourism, …

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  • SITA to manage operations of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport has contracted SITA, global IT provider to upgrade its Airport Management Solution (AMS). SITA’s airport management solution will manage every aspect of the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport operations.       A key change will …

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  • Japan Airlines working with Accenture to activate artificial intelligence in airport services

    Published on : Monday, March 18, 2019

    Japan Airlines is working with Accenture to introduce a new service that uses artificial intelligence to answer passenger requests at check-in counters.     Japan Airlines (JAL) is working with professional services firm Accenture on a new service that applies …

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  • Lufthansa Group and Amadeus to renew their 30-year technology partnership

    Published on : Monday, March 11, 2019

    The Lufthansa Group and Amadeus ink an agreement to renew their long standing technology partnership.     Through the deal, Amadeus’ Altéa Passenger Service System (PSS) will continue to provide Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines …

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  • Cruise Norwegian App Now Available Fleetwide

    Published on : Monday, March 4, 2019

    Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in cruising, today announced the complete expansion of its Cruise Norwegian app across its 16-ship fleet.   Developed in-house and designed to enhance the guest experience, the app features a “pre-cruise” mode offering guests a …

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  • ITB creates a new platform for Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Published on : Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Virtual Reality instead of a travel brochure: with Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) visitors can get an almost lifelike impression of local surroundings before they actually go on holiday. With VR goggles they can take a virtual tour …

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  • Modi Yoga Retreat partners with Internet Moguls for Digital Media Marketing

    Published on : Friday, February 22, 2019

    Internet Moguls, known throughout the industry as one of the largest Digital Marketing agencies in the tourism and hospitality sector, has come on board with Modi Yoga Retreat for the branding.     Internet Moguls will now take care of …

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  • Sir Christopher Coville Joins SecureCloud+ Advisors

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    SecureCloud+, a trusted provider of next-generation secure information systems to government and defence, announces that Sir Christopher Coville has joined the Company as Senior Defence Advisor.   ‘Sir Chris’ joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 and served several tours …

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  • Verteil makes inroads into Japan with NDC services in partnership with F-ness

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Verteil Technologies announces the first-ever direct connect booking in Japan using Verteil’s NDC aggregator platform, Verteil Direct Connect (VDC). It has partnered with F-ness which is a major travel services group based in Tokyo. F-ness issued the first NDC ticket …

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  • Baidu partners with Ctrip to endorse smart tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Baidu, the Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) giant has collaborated with the well-known online travel agency of the country, Ctrip, to make travel services even smarter.   Baidu Cloud, the cloud unit of Baidu, will control its cloud computing and AI …

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  • The Tourism Authority of Saint Lucia introduces new website

    Published on : Friday, February 8, 2019

    The Tourism Authority of Saint Lucia has formally introduced its new, simplified and user-friendly website. Now, visitors can search for tourism operators, activities as well as accommodations by classification and location. They can also sort through the Soleil Summer Festivals …

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  • Tourism Australia and Alipay partner to promote Sydney’s iconic destinations

    Published on : Monday, February 4, 2019

    Tourism Australia and mobile payment platform, Alipay have joined forces on a new pilot program aimed at promoting several of Sydney’s iconic destinations and hotspots to Chinese tourists.     The new Sydney City Card is based around an interactive …

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