Forget baggage woes with smart trolleys

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emaratech launched Airport Smart Trolley, Next Generation Scanner Trolley and Intelligent Baggage Handling System – to improve baggage handling efficiency and facilitate passenger movement at airports. TT BUREAU During the 15th edition of Dubai Airshow – one of the largest exhibitions showcasing the latest in military, general and commercial aviation, …

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Wanup signs deal with Travelport

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A global agreement was inked between hotel loyalty innovator Wanup and Travelport under which the former will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and hotel style. TT BUREAU Launched in 2016, and based in Barcelona, Wanup is …

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Online, not an option anymore


It is predicted that by the end of 2017, online revenue is expected to reach $35 billion in the Middle East. Ernesto Hernandez, Director, EMEA Online Technical Sales at Sabre Corporation, speaks to TravTalk. TT BUREAU Please explain the importance of transition from offline to online for agents. Agencies that …

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ONEVIEW serves the agility of travel industry

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With the Agile concept being globally proven and accepted across all domains, ONEVIEW has also incorporated the same into its product development and services. Also, extensive internal and external SWOT analysis is done, which has outclassed ONEVIEW from its competition by generating ideologies which take ease of use, affordability and …

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Enhancing housekeeping efficiency

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Housekeeping standards and efficiency is of utmost importance as the guest needs to be ensured of excellent service during his stay. The announcement of the General Availability (GA) of FCS Housekeeping V3.1 with new features serve to further boost housekeeping efficiency and guest satisfaction. TT BUREAU The latest version of …

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U-tinerary: The new travel guide

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The recent rise of millennials in the Middle East, UK, USA and Europe is witnessing growth in experiential tourism with very personalised, tech savvy and unique trends. Gabriela Asquith, Founder, Story Unheard, talks about its hip ‘U-tinerary’ service. SHEHARA RIZLY What is the concept of U-tinerary? The concept is that …

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Over 230 agents attend Travelport MESA

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Travelport hosted over 230 customers from 14 countries to a special conference to provide an insight into the emerging new trends, future of the sector with Artificial Intelligence and the various trends that shape the travel industry, over a period of two days at Shangri-La Oman. SHEHARA RIZLY Rabih Saab, …

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An illusion ‘At the Top’

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Burj Khalifa recently revamped to offer new immersive technology and digital art to create an interactive experience for visitors. TT BUREAU The region’s most-visited attraction by Emaar Properties, Burj Khalifa offers spectacular views of the city and beyond from the world’s highest outdoor observation deck, now welcomes visitors with a …

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Improving experiences through technology

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As the hospitality sector continues to come under profit pressure, it’s reassuring to see hotels investing in technology to improve service delivery, enable efficient operations and optimise guest experiences. Hospitality applications, which connect people, enable hotels to enrich their guests’ experience by providing them with access to a range of …

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