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  • London City Airport launches fully digital air traffic control tower

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower. The announcement follows intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown. All …

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  • Visit Maldives launches new virtual event management platform

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Visit Maldives recently launched its first virtual event management platform named ‘My Virtual Maldives’, in order to amplify audience engagement and networking by connecting attendees from across the globe through hosted online events, ranging from virtual exhibitions, roadshows, webinars and travel …

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  • NHS app to function as COVID-19 passport for international travel in the UK

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, has confirmed that an NHS app is all set to become a COVID-19 passport once travel resumes. The government is currently hoping to reopen international borders to leisure travel from May 17, with confirmation expected …

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  • Emirates launches digital health verification for UAE passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have started to implement full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE. Customers who have undertaken a PCR test in Dubai can choose …

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  • UNWTO joins hands with IATA to launch new COVID tracker

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently joined hands with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organisations joint efforts to …

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  • Visit Maldives launches its virtual event management platform

    Published on : Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Visit Maldives launches its first virtual event management platform. Named ‘My Virtual Maldives’, the platform will amplify audience engagement and networking by connecting attendees from across the globe through hosted online events, ranging from virtual exhibitions, roadshows, webinars and travel …

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  • Post pandemic, smart cities are next step for urban tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Smart cities are helping to provide better visitor experience, mitigating overtourism impacts and leading to more sustainable management, these cities are the way forward in post-pandemic travel. Smart cities are closely aligned with Internet of Things (IoT) technology. They improve …

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  • Tourism players reinventing their businesses with technology

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    From the change of an annual food festival into a virtual affair with live classes to the gamification of a walking tour where participants can solve puzzles while exploring Chinatown, tourism players amid COVID-19 are now reinventing their businesses with …

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  • Gevora Hotel recommended RateTiger as an efficient online distribution and channel management

    Published on : Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    One of the finest hospitality addresses in Dubai, Gevora Hotel, has recommended RateTiger for efficient online distribution and channel management. The four-star luxury property has been using the RateTiger product suite, including RTConnect for 2-way ARI and reservation transfers between …

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  • airBaltic set to accept new cryptocurrencies

    Published on : Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    airBaltic has recently decided to accept cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Dogecoin, among others for bookings made on its website. The Latvian carrier was the first airline to accept Bitcoin payments for its flight tickets back in 2014. The …

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