Tuesday 16 October 2018

Travel Forward welcomes travel tech’s big three

Travel Forward, the new travel and hospitality technology event co-located with WTM London, has secured the presence of the three established travel technology giants – Amadeus, Travelport and Sabre. The inaugural Travel Forward – comprising a conference and exhibitio


Smart Dubai launches new national digital identity

Smart Dubai, in partnership with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), has inaugurated UAEPASS, a national digital identity and signature solution for all citizens, residents and visitors. UAEPASS allows the user to access services for both local and federal government enti


Ascott opens first property in Africa

The Ascott has cemented its footprint on the African continent with the opening of its first property in Accra, the capital of Ghana.  Kwarleyz Residence, which is managed by Ascott, will be the first upscale international-class serviced residence to enter the flourishing Gh


Inaugural Abu Dhabi boat show opens tomorrow

The inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (Adibs), hosted and organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec), will kick off tomorrow and run till October 20. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Board of


Travelport, Jet Airways sign new long-term deal

Leading travel commerce platform Travelport has announced a renewed and long-term partnership with India’s Jet Airways. The airline has signed a long-term supplier agreement with Travelport that will be effective from April 2019 and enable online and offline travel agencies aroun


Rotana welcomes new executive team member

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region, has announced a key promotion within its executive team. Shaikha Al Nowais, who was previously director of internal audit, has taken up the new position of vice president-owner relationship management (ORM). The


Abu Dhabi set for strong presence at ITB Asia

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to lead a delegation of some of the emirate’s top tourism stakeholders, including tour operators, heritage and cultural attractions, destination management companies and the UAE’s national carrier, to ITB Asia,


Flydubai integrates FedEx Web Services technology

Dubai-based airline flydubai and Swiss Aviation Software have integrated the flydubai Engineering Maintenance System (AMOS) with FedEx Web Services, which are designed to enhance air waybill generation and the transition towards paperless documentation. The integration of the Fed


EasyJet allows app users to book a trip using just a photo

British budget airline easyJet has unveiled a new app feature allowing customers to instantly book flights using just a photo without them even needing to know the destination.     In a first for the travel industry, the state-of-the-art technology allows those browsing


Radisson strengthens presence in Saudi Arabia

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of two hotels in Saudi Arabia, taking up the group’s portfolio in the kingdom to 41 hotels and more than 10,000 rooms in operation and under development. The new properties - the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Qurtuba and the Ra

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