TECHNOLOGY

What leisure travellers seek

In Amadeus’ Destination X study on traveller sentiment amidst COVID-19 nearly 82 per cent of respondents in MEA say they would consider international trips once restrictions are lifted, but only 55 per cent say they expect to have the same or more budget for leisure travel as they did before. …

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A new era of disruption and resilience

The pandemic ushered in disruption across the globe, however the resilience of travel, tourism and hospitality industry seem to be steering in a new era for the sectors. Frank Trampert, Managing Director and CCO, International, Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Abdul-Razzaq Iyer, Vice President, Sabre Travel Network Middle East share their …

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5G transforming air travel

SITA predicts how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports, airlines, and passengers. As per CSS Insight data, 5G will be a game-changer for the aviation industry with projected growth to reach around USD 4.2 bn by 2026. The potential for innovation is huge and airports, airlines, and …

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Amadeus, Seera renew partnership

Amadeus and Seera Group have strengthened their partnership to drive technology innovation in the region’s tourism sector. This follows a year of collaboration that led to significant digital transformation of travel and tourism services. Amadeus is also supporting Seera in expanding its omni-channel consumer travel business, Almosafer, across Saudi Arabia, …

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AI’s domestic flights only on Travelport

Travelport confirmed that the company is now the sole Global Distribution System (GDS) provider of Air India’s domestic flight content in India. The contract, which was awarded to Travelport following a competitive bidding process, came into effect in November 2018 and was fully implemented as of January 1, 2020. Travelport …

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Sharjah Tourism introduces ‘AI Tour Guide Chatbot’

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) unveiled four innovative projects designed to further boost the competitiveness of Sharjah’s tourism sector at the premier GITEX Technology Week 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The ‘AI Tour Guide Chatbot,’ a 24×7 voice and text-based chatbot, has been developed to provide …

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Unveiling a futuristic pavilion

With just under 18 months away for Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates, the premier partner and official airline of the event, has unveiled its design and visitor-experience pavilion. TT Bureau The advent of technological evolution has arrived. Focusing on the future of commercial aviation, Emirates Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will …

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Modernise business to beat disruptors

Due to unparalleled digital landscape, a range of external influences impact hospitality business. To face these ‘disruptors’, industry experts should address these issues in the early stages to be on a par with competition. TT Bureau A special session, held recently at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) in Ras Al …

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Emerging technologies in travel

Once again, Sabre Corporation will sponsor the Travel Technology Theatre at Arabian Travel Market 2019. Experts will showcase latest technology in the travel and hospitality. TT Bureau Conducting seminar programmes at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, Sabre will host the first show of Travel Tech Theatre on the theme ‘Glimpse …

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