Category: Technology

Tech is helping travel-sector to become more traveller centric

According to UNWTO, by 2020 India will account for 50 million outbound travellers and technology in travel holds a prominent place in achieving these numbers. Speaking exclusively of Travel News Digest, Anil Kumar Prasanna, CEO, AxisRooms talked about how technology will help in evolving the travel sector in the coming future. “Preference orders, sentiment analysis […]

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UNWTO partners with Niantic to combine tourism and AR technology

To boost the global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic. UNWTO will collaborate with Niantic, creators of Pokémon GO and Ingress Prime, to curate unique campaigns around the world that will build awareness […]

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EaseMyTrip offers free cab facility to customers on hotel booking

EaseMyTrip.com introduced EMTCOMBO offer for all its new and existing customers to facilitate them with free transfer to their hotel in Delhi. The travel portal has always been known for charging zero convenience fees for flight booking and maintaining transparency in price. Now the company is moving towards generating more revenues from non-air products like […]

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TripAdvisor launches new features available to travellers globally

TripAdvisor recently announced that travellers worldwide can join the all-new TripAdvisor. The new TripAdvisor transforms travel again by becoming the one place online that allows consumers to effortlessly discover, save and share great recommendations when planning a trip. Beyond enjoying more than 702 million reviews and opinions, travellers can now get useful and relevant advice […]

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Technology is making travel seamless for Millennials: Saurabh Sharma, Founder and Director of Travel Unravel Holidays

With more than 300 million active internet users, India is one of the booming countries in travel tech space. When it comes to booking tickets, choosing a travel package or searching about a particular destination more and more Indians are going online for all their travel woes. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Saurabh Sharma, […]

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Sabre hosts Airline Leaders’ Forum in Mumbai

Sabre Corporation, to drive the rapid evolution of India’s aviation sector, recently hosted the first-ever Airline Leaders’ Forum in Mumbai. Sabre created a unique forum for airlines, travel agents and travel management companies from across the country to delve into industry best practices regarding merchandising, distribution and fulfilment that will enable a successful evolution towards […]

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Thomas Cook India to acquire 24% stake in Ithaka

The Board of Thomas Cook India has approved the acquisition of a 24% strategic stake in TravelJunkie Solutions Private Limited, a Mumbai based travel tech start-up via its wholly owned subsidiary TC Tours Ltd. TravelJunkie Solutions Private Limited developed Ithaka – a chat-based mobile application serving FIT (Free Individual Travellers) customers by recommending authentic local […]

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AirAsia joins hand with Google Cloud

As a part of its transformation to travel technology company, AirAsia is introducing Google Cloud’s machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence) technologies into every aspect of its business. Speaking at the occasion, AirAsia group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “It’s a huge mission, but we’ve never done anything easy.” “We are now […]

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Malaysia Airlines partners with Amadeus to facilitate flight bookings and payment through Facebook Messenger

In order to assist travellers in booking flights and pay through the Facebook Messenger, Malaysia Airlines, together with Amadeus, has launched MHchat. Jointly developed with Malaysia Airlines as its pilot customer, the Amadeus Chatbot for Airlines is a new solution designed to make it easier for travellers to book flights, retrieve bookings, and ask questions […]

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Airbnb partners with AxisRooms for better real-time availability of Airbnb accommodations in India

AxisRooms, travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and accommodations is working with Airbnb, the community-driven hospitality company to provide a level playing field to travel accommodations other than commercial hotels and resorts. The AxisRooms – Airbnb tie-up is Airbnb’s first business partner in India with a booking site controller for accommodations. This tie-up will automate […]

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