TECHNOLOGY

IoT and Blockchain technology in travel

TTME OCT 2017-PG 11-Pedro Pereira

The technology and methodologies such as design thinking used by SAP, ensure that the most important experiences are well captured for future travellers. This was revealed to TravTalk recently by Pedro Pereira, Digital Transformation Leader at SAP EMEA South. TT BUREAU How has IoT (Internet of Things) become a part …

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DTCM ‘techs’ the road to tourism

TTME OCT 2017-PG 3-DTCM Yousuf Lootah

Dubai’s tourism department has ventured on a new revolutionary campaign for the city’s travel and tourism sectors. Yousuf Lootah, Executive Director–Tourism Development & Investments, Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, shares their journey towards becoming a global hub for innovation. SHEHARA RIZLY Elaborate on the objective behind the collaboration …

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Roamer : One-stop solution for agents

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 21-Roamer

Technology has changed everything, even travel experiences. Travellers’ needs are changing and increasing with every passing day and in the industry’s constant efforts to keep meeting these needs, here comes a new tool – Roamer. The introduction of smartphones and apps has indeed transformed travel experiences and the way people …

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Travelport empowers Lebanese agency

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In order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, Lebanon-based First Diana Travel recently partnered with Arabian Travel Award winner Travelport to access its unrivalled choice of travel content. By connecting to the Travelport platform, First Diana Travel now benefits from intelligent, fast, and accurate searching and booking to …

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ME hears Amadeus’ Voice

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 9-Graham Nichols

1500 travel agents have subscribed to Amadeus Voice, which enables users to manage their daily tasks and stay updated with the latest industry news. Celebrating its 30-year relationship with travel industry professionals, Amadeus Gulf launched, sometime back, a desktop-based app named Amadeus Voice that is meant to make business a …

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Sabre’s AI chatbot to service agents

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Travel technology leader, Sabre Corporation, is in the process of developing an artificial intelligence (AI) powered chatbot that would help travel agencies serve travellers better and faster by fulfilling their most common service and support requests with smart technology. Sabre Corporation recently announced that it is working towards developing an …

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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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