Tech

Intellectual disability awareness

TTME APRIL 2019 -PG -21

Travelport launched a global awareness campaign to use the DPNA Special Service Request (SSR) code, which can be used by travel agents to alert airlines when a passenger has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance. TT Bureau Travelport initiated the campaign for use of the DPNA (Disabled Passenger …

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More agents on-board NDC

TTME MARCH 2019-PAGE 21

Following the successful implementation of its NDC roadmap during 2018, Travelport has completed the onboarding of the first group of travel agencies to receive access to NDC content. TT Bureau UK-based travel agency Meon Valley completed the first live booking using NDC content through Travelport’s Smartpoint desktop in October 2018. …

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Innovate & inspire with Champions Club

TTME FEB 2019 - PG -10

Following the successful launch of the Amadeus Champions Club in the Gulf in 2017, Amadeus has expanded the remit of its knowledge-sharing initiative. The club connects local travel agents and other industry leaders to review new policies and develop mutually-beneficial market intelligence. In the year ahead, Amadeus will be offering …

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‘In-destination services’ at Tryps.Tech

TTME FEB 2019 - PG -9

Nabil El-Shafeay, CEO, Tryps.Tech shares information and special aspects of the first and only online distributor specialised in the in-destination tours, activities, attraction tickets, transfers and airport lounges, etc, worldwide fully localised in Arabic. TT Bureau Share a brief of the ventures undertaken by Tryps.Tech. Tryps.Tech is the first and …

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Oneview manages services for TMCs

TTME FEB 2019 - PG - 5

Oneview has been serving the travel industry in the Middle East for the past seven years. Jauhar Abdul Gafoor, who recently took up reins as Chief Executive Officer, Oneview IT Solutions, shares his plans and aspirations for the year ahead. TT Bureau Tell us about your key plans for Oneview. …

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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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