TECHNOLOGY

Virtual reality–a reality for travel?

Could the virtual reality of the metaverse become a competitor reality for travel providers? Not yet might be the short answer, but given the developments going on the world, and some hotels putting themselves in the metaverse, can travel businesses afford to be indifferent to the future trends. TT Bureau …

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‘Amsaan’ for accessible travel

In a move to promote accessible tourism, Gulf People of Determination Information Technologies has developed an app designed for those who are deaf and short of hearing to travel without a hassle, shares Nida Inamdar, Marketing Manager, GPDIT. TT Bureau Could you share about the app developed for people with …

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GCC gets ready for FIFA WC

After Expo 2020, Gulf region prepares for another big event in the region – the FIFA World Cup in Qatar – says Mamoun Hmedan, Chief Commercial Officer and MD MENA and India, Wego. TT Bureau The FIFA World Cup is boosting tourism in the region, especially in the GCC. It’s …

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Mantra to meet rising travel demand

Productivity is the name of the game right now. As demand for travel skyrockets, the industry has a new challenge: hiring, training, and upskilling enough people to keep things running smoothly. More self-service and more automation can alleviate travel’s resourcing challenges. For understaffed travel agencies, it is not just the …

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Automation key to hotel revenue

Automation can make businesses competitive and help meet the changing demands of the highly uncertain times, shares Moses Sebastian, Manager-IT and Digital Marketing at Park Regis Business Bay, with TRAVTALK. TT Bureau When used wisely in hotel operations, automation can enhance revenue, improve visitor satisfaction, raise staff productivity and happiness, …

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Atomize gives tech boost to hotel industry

Atomize, a lean revenue management software (RMS) for hotels, witnesses exceptional demand in the Middle East as hoteliers look to boost their revenues and grow their market share in the fast paced recovery.  The tool automatically sets optimal rates for hotel rooms. TT Bureau Just in the last three months, …

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Enhancing smart tourism PayBy way

To achieve a cashless, contactless payment system across hospitality, retail and tourism sectors, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PayBy, an innovative financial technology platform. In support of the UAE government’s vision to create a secure financial …

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If not tech category, then plz take NTO

Use Al Hosn App to travel to EU UAE citizens and residents travelling to EU countries can now make the most out of their journeys as the airline has been working with the Al Hosn National Health System team to enable the readability and recognition of customers’ health credentials. UAE …

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Cybercrime pandemic in MENA

COVID-19 triggered a wave of digital transformation with companies across the globe. This has resulted in an increase in cybercrimes as attackers continue to take advantage of our greater reliance on the virtual world, says Barry Cook, Privacy & Group Data Protection Officer, VFS Global. Now that organisations are planning …

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Travelport+ changes the game

Ensuring that their customers would receive an exceptional standard of technological support Travelport recently rebranded its identity bringing in a new trend in to the present new normal situation post pandemic. Kathryn Wallington, Head of Middle East and Africa, Travelport shares insights with TRAVTALK. Shehara Rizly Q What was the …

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