Category: Technology

HajjUmrahOnline launches B2B mobile application

With a vision to be unrivalled in the religious travel industry by continuously developing new relationships and opportunities, HajjUmrahOnline is a B2B and B2C online platform to market all Hajj and Umrah related service of Makkah Al Mukarmah and Madina Al Munawarah. Over eight million pilgrims perform Hajj/Umrah each year and it is expected to […]

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EaseMyTrip joins hands with VariFlight for real-time positional tracking of flights

EaseMyTrip has joined hands with VariFlight, a leading aviation data provider, to provide real-time flight information on both EaseMyTrip website and its mobile app. With this, EaseMyTrip customers will be able to track a flight while they are on the move i.e. real-time positional tracking of flights would be available to the customers. Users will […]

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Japan Airlines and Travelport agree to launch new joint venture

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Travelport Worldwide agreed to form a joint venture to take ownership of Travelport Japan KK and JAL’s 100% owned subsidiary, Axess International Network, Inc. Under the unified Travelport Axess brand, the joint venture will operate a Global Distribution System (GDS) tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry. The proposed […]

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Oman Air launches all new revamped mobile app

Oman Air has introduced its revamped mobile application for iOS and Android smartphones allowing its guests to organise and manage their journey on the go. Utilising the latest innovations in mobile technology, Oman Air’s new app is a user-friendly platform with easy steps, providing guests with inclusive trip management capabilities like flight booking, online check-in, […]

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Bots, AI, wearables and VR to create billion-dollar savings in the tourism industry: ATM report

The impact of disruptive technologies on the tourism industry is set to create multi-billion dollar savings through the use of IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence (A.I), Virtual Reality (VR) and wearable technology according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which is scheduled to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from […]

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You can save up to 47% on your next trip by booking two months in advance: KAYAK survey

The best time for Indian travellers to book for holiday destinations is two months in advance, reveals a survey by KAYAK (KAYAK.co.in). According to KAYAK’s latest 2019 ‘Best Time To Book’ from India travel guide, the best time for Indian travellers to avail the best deals on airfare are on Wednesdays at 8:30 am. By […]

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NiYO launches first-ever global travel card with zero forex mark-up

NiYO, the new-age digital banking solutions provider for salaried employees, has launched NiYO Global Travel Card, which is the first-ever forex card with ‘zero forex mark-up’. Travellers, using this card, will not pay any currency exchange premium and international transaction fees – unlike a regular forex card. With the NiYO Global Travel Card, the overseas […]

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Technology brings back pink and white terraces for new tourism experience

Augmented Reality (AR) is giving visitors the chance to experience the majesty of New Zealand’s world-famous Pink and White Terraces for the first time since they disappeared in the late 19th century. The geological formations, 20 km from Rotorua, were once known as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ were obliterated by the devastating Mount […]

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Saudi Arabia joins hands with Agoda to promote Hajj and Umrah travel online

With Saudi’s vision of 2030 to welcome more than 30 million pilgrims, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with online travel agency (OTA) Agoda to utilise its technology, platform for marketing and travel expertise to achieve the feat. The agreement which was signed between H.E. Dr Mohammad […]

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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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