TECHNOLOGY

ME’s first adventure tourism platform

The newly launched Sharjah-incubated Mughamer.com is making a splash in the adventure tourism space. This first-of-its-kind website in the ME will curate the best adventure activities. Co-founded by Mohamed Al Musharrkh, and Sarmad Al Zadjaly, the project is supported by the Sharjah Entrpereneurship Centre (Sheraa) and the Sharjah Angel Investors …

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Rebuilding confidence in travel

In a session moderated by Kathryn Wallington, Head of Middle East and Africa, Travelport at the maiden Gulf Travel Show, eminent panellists shared insights on how vital it is to rebuild consumer confidence in travel, amid one of the biggest crises in the travel industry. Kathryn Wallington, Head of Middle …

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Healthy appetite for leisure travel

Under the aegis of the Gulf Travel Show some very interesting panel discussions were held with industry leaders. The CEO of DDP Group SanJeet conducted an interview with Jamel Chandoul, Senior Vice President Retail, Middle East and Africa, Amadeus and Ernesto Sanchez Beaumont, Managing Director, Amadeus Gulf. Q Why did …

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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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