Category: Technology

Travelport records net revenue increase of 4%

Travelport reported a solid first quarter, led by its Beyond Air portfolio, particularly its travel payment solutions company eNett, which had an 81% increase in revenue. Travelport reported a net revenue increase of 4%, to USD 678 million. Net income increased 6%, to USD 59 million. The travel commerce platform increased 5%, to USD 653 […]

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MakeMyTrip enters agreement with Flipkart

MakeMyTrip has entered into an agreement with Flipkart, whereby the online travel aggregator will enable users to book domestic flights through the Flipkart app. For now, the travel booking feature is available exclusively for customers using the Flipkart mobile app on the Android platform. As far as the customer is concerned, this opens up one […]

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Yatra.com launches universal virtual assistant

Yatra.com has taken an innovative approach to delivering a personalised experience and launched – ‘YUVA’, which stands for Yatra Universal Virtual Assistant. A unique and first-of-its-kind “hybrid approach” that allows customers to use both voice and text to communicate with YUVA and complete their travel bookings on the go. Users can search and book flights, […]

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Royal Jordanian undergoes digital transformation with Amadeus

The airline signs for a full suite of Amadeus IT solutions, and renews its distribution agreement with Amadeus, to improve the traveller experience Royal Jordanian has signed for the full Amadeus Altéa suite, through the process by which all its critical systems including reservation, inventory and departure control will be moving onto Altéa technology, as […]

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Tripshelf raises INR 1.6 crore in Pre-Series A Round from investors

Tripshelf raised fresh funding of INR 1.6 crore from a group of professional investors including GEMS Advisory (a micro VC); Alok Mittal of Indifi; Sachin Bhatia, Co-Founder of MakeMyTrip & Truly Madly; Anita Gupta, Global Equity Strategist; Singapore Angel Network; and Alka Puri, IIM-C Alumnus & Founder of Roads Ahead Consult; amongst other HNIs. This […]

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Vistara launches new website to enhance online experience

Vistara has launched an all-new website which will transform the online experience for customers, providing enhanced features, speed, functionality, navigation, and visual appeal, along with an intuitive and clutter-free user interface with all relevant information logically placed and easily viewable. Club Vistara members can now also view a comprehensive account summary through a simplified, intuitive […]

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Booking.com announces partnership with Web Summit

Booking.com announced a global partnership with Web Summit and together plan to host a dedicated ‘Women in Tech’ networking and mentoring program at the Web Summit event, as well as initiatives at affiliated events Collison and RISE in 2018. This collaboration continues Booking.com and Web Summit’s efforts to redress the under-representation of women in technology […]

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Klook aims to tap travellers through mobile platform

Shruti Dugar | Kolkata In a bid to encourage the Free Independent Travel (FIT), Klook, an abbreviation of “Keep looking” was launched by Eric Gnock Fah who is the COO & Co-founder. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest Fah cited that Klook, an in-destination services booking platform, was formed so as to enable people to […]

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Tourism Ireland hosts conference on impacts of technology in the tourism sector

Tourism Ireland hosted a conference in Aviva Stadium in Dublin, highlighting the impact of technology on tourism. The conference created an understanding among people working within the tourism sector about the impact of emerging technologies on their businesses. It also examined how to take full advantage of new technologies to grow their business. Discussions centred […]

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Tourism Malaysia launches MyTA app for safety of tourists

Tourism Malaysia recently announced the launch of My Tourist Assist (MyTA) a mobile app to support the safety of traveller in the country. The app is developed by UST Global and managed by Jana Tiga Holdings Sdn Bhd, a company working with large Malaysian conglomerates. My Tourist Assist™ is an e-Government service under Tourism Malaysia. […]

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