Category: Technology

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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World’s first fully ‘smart’ hotel opened its doors in New Zealand

A first in New Zealand and in the world, the new mi-pad Queenstown is described as a next generation, energy-conscious hotel experience for the smart traveller bringing together technology, sustainability, comfort and convenience. The six-storey hotel features 57 rooms with the latest in-room tech, multiple ‘social spaces’ and a rooftop terrace. And the key to […]

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American Airlines collaborates with The Transportation Security Administration for screening technology at New York

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), working collaboratively with American Airlines, is demonstrating a new computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Terminal 8 security checkpoint at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). State-of-the-art CT checkpoint technology is an enhancement to today’s two-dimensional (2D) X-ray technology platforms scanning equipment, which is used at the majority […]

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TripsAcademy launches learning app for travel trade professionals

TripsAcademy, India’s first interactive online and offline learning experts in travel and tourism, has announced the launch of its mobile learning app for travel professionals. This app is the first-of-its-kind in the world and is available for download in both Android and iOS versions on the respective app stores. With the convenience of the TripsAcademey […]

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LazyTrips introduces hotel booking services

LazyTrips has recently announced the launch of its hotel booking services that will allow users to discover new destinations, plan the perfect route and book accommodation. The LazyTrips all-in-one trip planner is making trip planning effortless and fun with its free to use integrated trip planner. With a wide range of hotels across Europe to […]

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MakeMyTrip to invest in advanced technologies

MakeMyTrip Limited is targeting hotels in Tier II cities of India to give its hotel reservation business a boost confirmed a senior official. The official also confirmed that the company will invest in advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, voice, chatbots amongst others to better its services and products. The official said that the company […]

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TripAdvisor ranks India’s top hill stations   

This first-ever destination ranking is based on reviews from millions of travellers in the last one year TripAdvisor recently unveiled the 2018 Top Hill Stations list based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and experiences in the hill destinations across India, gathered over a 12-month period.   Nikhil Ganju, […]

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Alipay and Singapore Tourism Board join hands to boost Chinese tourist spending

The partnership is aimed at increasing Singapore’s destination branding and awareness, driving visitor spend and enhancing Singapore Tourism Board’s understanding of a key consumer group Alipay, together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), has launched a series of joint marketing initiatives aimed at raising destination awareness of Singapore and driving tourist spending among Chinese visitors. […]

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Vision-Box inaugurates office in New Delhi

The new Vision-Box office located in New Delhi is now formally open and in operation. The goal of this investment is to accelerate the introduction of digital identity solutions and seamless travel technology in the travel, border control, smart government and smart city fields. The new office will address the growing demand for biometric digital […]

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