Tech

Digital travel tools on demand

TTME DEC 2018 - PG 17

According to recent findings by Travelport, 61 per cent of the UAE travellers are using voice search to research travel while 70 per cent of them state that good digital experience is the key when choosing airlines. Kathryn Wallington, Country Manager—UAE, Travelport shares details with TravTalk. TT Bureau Innovative, tech-savvy …

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Transforming travel digitally

TTME DEC 2018 - PG 9

In an era of big data, constant connectivity and digital workforces, travel sector too is no stranger to technology, explains Shafeekh Azeez, Director Sales – Dubai, Northern Emirates & Bahrain, Amadeus. TT Bureau Has the UAE’s travel industry been making significant headway in terms of digitisation? The travel industry has …

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Next-gen cruise ships from 2023

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 31

Four luxury cruise ships are set to be constructed and be ready by Spring 2023 according to a memorandum signed recently by MSC Cruises and Fincantieri with a total value of over EUR 2 billion. TT Bureau The ships, the first of which will be delivered in Spring 2023, will …

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Here’s a fully automated laundry

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 28

Moving ahead towards 2020, supplying a facility that can accommodate nearly 150,000 kg of linen a day, AA Al Moosa Enterprises in partnership with Newmatic thrives on a new venture to ensure that the hospitality industry benefits further with this initiative. TT Bureau Golden Sands has unveiled its new state-of-the-art …

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Are you ready for the NDC era?

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 23

Travelport recently became the first GDS operator to manage the live booking of flights using the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) technical standard. But what really is NDC and what are the challenges and opportunities it poses for TMCs? TT Bureau NDC is a technology standard, …

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OneView to connect customers

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 20

Business in the travel and tourism industry needs extensive customer interaction and delivering services on time is the key. Better tools are required to cater to requirements of customers and a contact centre solution seems more appropriate to meet and exceed the client’s overall experience. TT Bureau Call centres have …

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Airports embrace technology

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 8

The growth of global air travel, increasing infrastructure constraints and higher traveller expectations have created a new challenge for airports on ways to maximise existing facilitie TT Bureau This summer, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that an increasing number of airports do not have the capacity to handle …

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Amadeus widens portfolio

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -18 -3rd story

Amadeus’ acquisition of TravelClick from Thoma Bravo for USD $1.52 bn is set to expand Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector TT Bureau As part of the acquisition, approximately 1,100 TravelClick employees are expected to join Amadeus. Amadeus and Thoma Bravo expect to close the acquisition in the fourth quarter …

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Ctrip launches first travel concept store in DXB

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -18 - 2nd story

Ctrip launched its first concept store at the Dubai International Airport-Terminal 3. It aims to provide 24*7 high quality customer service and in-destination products. TT Bureau As an important global hub, Dubai International Airport welcomes tourists from all over the world. The concept store is able to provide one-stop online …

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Wego partners with Airbnb

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -18

In order to provide more choices of accommodation for its Middle East clientele, Wego signed a partnership with Airbnb, thereby enabling more properties to appear on the Wego search results. TT Bureau With the addition of listings on Airbnb, travellers using the Wego metasearch apps and websites will have easier …

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