Tech

Apps to ease your holiday hassle

It is that time of the year in the Middle East when you’re busy booking trips to exotic destinations and your customers are trying to pack as much in their itinerary as possible. Make sure your clients are ready for their vacation by suggesting these five Apps, designed to help …

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Your hotel room in your palm

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 13-Derek Sharp

In the first six months of 2017, FlightStats shows that over one in four major airline flights within the Middle East and Africa (130,140 out of 599,150) suffered from some form of disruption. New Travelport technology lets passengers use their mobile to instantly book hotel rooms when flights are cancelled …

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INTEREL: Defining next-gen hospitality

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Palazzo Versace Dubai has become the first property in the world to take advantage of the new technology solution by INTEREL that helps improve guest experience and operational efficiency through advanced integration. Headquartered in Dubai, INTEREL has gained momentum and widespread recognition as an integrated system supplier of online Guest …

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e-Housekeeping does it better

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 4-Eric Rogers

Known for their operational complexity, the housekeeping department in hotels can nonetheless be streamlined into an efficient and cost-effective operation by leveraging the right strategy. Industry studies have consistently shown that hotel cleanliness is among the leading factors influencing guest satisfaction and a property’s reputation. However, the truth is that …

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Virtual payments ease reality

TTME JULY 2017_PG 13-Nissrin Damdam

Supplier payments have proved to be a complex, time-taking and costly process. However, now there is a breather in the form of virtual payments (VCNs). Nissrin Damdam, Business Development Manager at NEC Payments, throws some light on the same for TravTalk. Managing supplier payments in the travel industry is a …

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Mezoon ported to the top by Travelport

TTME JULY 2017_PG 13-Matt Powell

One of the largest travel agencies in the Sultanate of Oman and an affiliate of BCD Travel, Mezoon International Travel & Tours (MITT), has just become larger with its new collaboration with Travelport. Next stop for Mezoon: Latest searching and booking tools and unstoppable growth! Leading travel commerce platform, Travelport, …

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Musafir on growth trajectory with Amadeus

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Musafir.com has signed another agreement with Amadeus to amplify its e-commerce offerings. This agreement provides the company with industry-leading business intelligence technologies and access to global travel content through the Amadeus system for making booking easier and faster for them. Musafir.com, a UAE-based travel website, has signed a new regional …

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Technology transforming travel

TTME JULY 2017_PG 4-Jean-Pierre (JP) Aramouni

As travellers evolve into explorers with the help of technology, the holidaymakers too need a metamorphosis so that they are still sought by these new-age tourists. Hence, it’s work time for tech experts as hoteliers are looking towards complete automation and innovation in their services. Over the years, we have …

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Al Tayyar Travel & Amadeus ink deal

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Amadeus Saudi Arabia and Al Tayyar Group extended their partnership in order to strengthen the Middle East network platform. The extended deal significantly boosts the strategic co-operation between the two parties and reaffirms Al Tayyar Travel Group’s commitment to expand their online business. To achieve this, Al Tayyar Travel Group …

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