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Europcar expands Brunel ride-hailing services across Europe

Europcar expands Brunel ride-hailing services across Europe

Europcar has developed its driver service offer, using the benefits of Brunel’s technology platform, to provide its customers with a seamless end to end global travel solution. The company hopes the move will be another step toward meeting new mobility demands.

AirHelp launches automatic airline compensation checker

AirHelp launches automatic airline compensation checker

AirHelp has launched the world’s first tool for travellers to check their eligibility for compensation from flight disruptions up to three years in the past. The feature also allows users to visually map out their journeys directly from their mobile devices into an adventure map for social sharing.

Travel Corporation rolls out My Travel Portal agent tool

Travel Corporation rolls out My Travel Portal agent tool

The Travel Corporation has re-affirmed its commitment to its travel agent partners with the creation of a robust new online initiative, My Travel Portal. An industry first in guided holidays and river cruising, the portal provides agents with a simplified solution for delivering the best service for clients.

Airbnb to allow guests to Pay Less Up Front

Airbnb to allow guests to Pay Less Up Front

Airbnb has launched Pay Less Up Front, a new feature that allows guests to spread the cost of their holiday booking over two instalments. In order to secure their reservation, guests are now able to pay part of the cost of their accommodation expense on the day of booking, with the remaining amount payable closer to the time of check-in.

Ottawa Tourism launches dynamic chatbot, Faya

Ottawa Tourism launches dynamic chatbot, Faya

Ottawa Tourism has launched a new tourism assistant, a gamified, learning chatbot named Faya. Faya offers a fun, new, and interactive approach to exploring the museums, cultural sites, and outdoor activities of the city.

Esports Arena Las Vegas set for March debut

Esports Arena Las Vegas set for March debut

Allied Esports has revealed the grand opening date for the Esports Arena Las Vegas, the city’s first dedicated esports arena. The location will officially open its doors at Luxor Hotel and Casino on Thursday, March 22nd with a series of events, including an invitation-only, multi-day, live-streamed tournament.

Heathrow Airport launches new Alexa skill

Heathrow Airport launches new Alexa skill

Heathrow has launched a new Amazon Alexa skill. Designed alongside the Voyage Team, a Piksel company, the software will give customers the opportunity to ask Alexa for live flight status information, gate updates and details on arrivals and departures.

Carnival launches Loyalty Rocks Club app to agents

Carnival launches Loyalty Rocks Club app to agents

Carnival Cruise Line has launched a Loyalty Rocks Club app, a brand-new communication tool for the UK travel trade. The app will allow agents to become more engaged with the Carnival International team and all things Carnival.

Air Astana brings on-board Wi-Fi to Boeing 767 fleet

Air Astana brings on-board Wi-Fi to Boeing 767 fleet

Air Astana has completed the installation of an in-flight broadband communication system across the Boeing 767 fleet. The new service is available to both business and economy class passengers, who can now connect to the internet, use various applications for instant messaging, social networks, listen to audio and check mail through personal computers, tablets and smartphones.

Oman Air launches dedicated Omani homepage

Oman Air launches dedicated Omani homepage

Oman Air has launched a new dedicated Oman homepage on its website. The new homepage has been designed to specifically cater for the travel needs of the people who live in Oman by making it even easier for Omani nationals and residents to access information about Oman Air.

UK government seeks high-speed Wi-Fi roll out across rail network

UK government seeks high-speed Wi-Fi roll out across rail network

The government has revealed a plan that could see the UK’s train passengers to benefit from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. The rapid growth of mobile data requirements and the use of smartphones and tablets now means that consumers expect high quality, reliable connectivity everywhere.