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Travelport renews contract with Sirena Travel

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Travelport and Sirena Travel have renewed their long-term agreement. It means that Sirena Travel’s significant network of travel agencies, spanning 7,000 locations across Russia and the CIS region, will continue to efficiently and effectively have access to Travelport’s comprehensive travel content. → Read More

India celebrates success of e-Tourist Visa scheme in UK

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Figures shared today by India Tourism Office London reveal that British travellers have embraced the India e-Tourist Visa since it launched a year ago, accounting for nearly a quarter of all e-visas issued worldwide. British travellers applied for some 197,788 out of the 881,817 e-Tourist Visas last year. Nearly 900,000 e-visas have been issued in the last year and, on the scheme’s first anniversary, the UK represents the strongest market globally. → Read More

Ryanair expands Rate My Flight app

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Ryanair has launched an improved ‘Rate My Flight’ service. The portal is now available in seven languages, allowing customers to provide real time reviews of their Ryanair flight via the Ryanair mobile app, from the moment they land. Ryanair’s ‘Rate My Flight’ function offers customers the chance to rate their overall experience, boarding, crew friendliness, service on-board and range of food and drink, on a five-star rating system. → Read More

Global launch for FCM 360 product suite

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FCM Travel Solutions has launched FCM 360, the new product suite for customers which delivers an all-encompassing travel experience. FCM 360 consists of three categories of products and services falling under: FCM 360 technology, FCM 360 travel and FCM 360 services. → Read More

Booking Experiences rolled out to key global cities

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Booking.com has revealed the addition of London, Paris, Rome and Dubai to the pilot release of its new Booking Experiences product. The ultimate technology response to take the friction out of the in-destination experience, Booking Experiences will allow travellers to discover the best a destination has to offer, all through a mobile device. → Read More

JetBlue Airways adopts Sabre crew system

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JetBlue Airways is introducing Sabre’s comprehensive crew management system that offers a range of crew scheduling, management, services and analytical capabilities. This new platform from Sabre Corporation helps solve one of an airline’s biggest challenges – crew tracking and management – while also giving airline crew employees a more efficient way of interacting with the airline both on and off duty. → Read More

Rocco Forte Hotels reveals Map My Future careers app

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Rocco Forte Hotels has developed the new ‘Map My Future’ app as part of a competition set up by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, inviting hospitality and retail companies to present ideas for company projects and to apply for funding. The funding was awarded to the projects that best demonstrated how their idea would benefit employees by supporting career progression and addressing skills gaps. → Read More

TripAdvisor partners with Viator for attractions content

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TripAdvisor and Viator has announced the launch of an enhanced attractions content solution for travel partners and hospitality providers, newly combining TripAdvisor’s rich attractions content with booking options powered by Viator. The joint offering enables partners to provide travellers with the ability to discover and explore local things to do directly within the partner’s online and mobile channels, as well as book tours and activities through the integration with Viator. → Read More

American Express Global Business Travel appoints Chérèque president

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American Express Global Business Travel has named Philippe Chérèque as president, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Chérèque will continue to oversee the commercial and product technology organisations, which he has successfully led the past two years, and will also assume responsibility for supplier relations, marketing, and consulting. → Read More

SilverRail urges UK train passengers to move online

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SilverRail has revealed behavioural trends of UK travellers when purchasing rail tickets and highlights a number of opportunities for the industry. Data included in the company’s first Market Insight Report indicates that only 20 per cent of all UK rail tickets purchased in 2015 were through online channels, despite growth in online sales over the past seven years. → Read More

FAA warns over Galaxy Note 7 use on planes

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The Federal Aviation Administration has warned passengers not to use the new Galaxy Note 7 phone on aircraft. The advice comes after a series of incidents in which the phone reportedly catching fire during charging. → Read More

Europcar Group acquires Brunel ride-hailing business

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Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of Brunel, a London-based ride-hailing business. Brunel is a leading provider of chauffeur and executive driver services, available via a mobile application. It primarily serves companies operating across a range of corporate markets, including investment banks, law, advisory firms and financial institutions. → Read More

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