Tag: technology

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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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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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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India unleashes potential as a robust source market for outbound tourism

Darshan Baid| Kolkata Recently in a report, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) projected that Indian outbound has a potential to grow 50 million by 2020. Given the increase in the disposable income of middle-class Indians, ever-increasing affordability of flight tickets and tailor-made tour packages foreign travel is no more a distant dream for Indians. […]

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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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Utilising technology to its full extent important for Singapore to excel in tourism: Iswaran

At the 2018 Tourism Industry Conference, S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore, announced that with quantifiable support from technology, the tourism industry in Singapore can reach new heights. He highlighted that technology can be used to sharpen marketing and outreach efforts, refresh tourism offerings and drive greater productivity. Travellers are also increasingly discerning, […]

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Travelport and Priceline.com sign renewal agreement

Two online travel giants, Travelport and Priceline.com have recently announced that they have signed a long-term renewal agreement. According to the deal, Travelport will continue providing pricing, booking and ticketing technology and content to Priceline. “Travelport has proven to be a valued partner over the last twenty years in helping Priceline customers find and book […]

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Tourism sector created 25.9 mn jobs in India in 2017, adds INR 5 Lakh crore to GDP

The travel and tourism sectors together generated 25.9 million jobs in 2017, contributing USD 75.8 billion (INR 5 lakh crore, approximately) to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the same year, according to a report by Indian industry body Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and service firm KPMG. Titled “Expedition […]

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Singapore Airlines invests to install latest cabin products

Singapore Airlines has announced that it is investing $325 million to install the latest technologies and cabin products, new seats in every class, and most advanced in-flight entertainment system in 19 Boeing 777-300ERs. “Feedback about our next generation cabin products has been extremely positive and our customers have been asking for them to be fitted […]

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