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AIDA launches revamped mobile app to cruise customers

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AIDA has updated its mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The new generation now includes a live feed from on board the ships. With the free app, users can for the first time experience an AIDA cruise in real time: Live news from on board, from the Theatrium, the restaurants and the sun deck, as well as photos from the current destinations, create a vacation atmosphere and make it possible to experience an AIDA cruise from your smartphone. → Read More

Schütz takes over as chief information officer at Lufthansa

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Effective immediately, Roland Schütz has been appointed chief information officer of all Lufthansa Group airlines. Alongside the premium hub airlines Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss, are the flight operations of the second brand, Eurowings, which is to be developed into the third largest European carrier for point-to-point traffic. → Read More

Ubeeqo launches across south London

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Ubeeqo, the innovative mobility start-up that delivers transport options for Londoners, has launched its new car club service called Matcha across Wandsworth. Matcha will provide local people even better access to pay-as-you-go vehicles and has 29 new cars in the borough, with plans to increase the local fleet over the course of the year. → Read More

Fly540 renews global deal with Travelport

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Travelport and Fly540, East Africa’s low-cost airline, have jointly announced the extension of their multi-year, full content agreement. The agreement means that Travelport-connected agents worldwide will have continued access to effectively search, compare and book all of Fly 540’s inventory and fares via Travelport’s industry-leading Travel Commerce Platform. → Read More

Sabre, American Airlines ink deal

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American Airlines and Sabre Corporation announced the availability of American’s Preferred and Main Cabin Extra Seats through Sabre’s travel marketplace using NDC-based technology standards. This launch represents both companies’ first implementation of NDC technology standards for ancillaries sold through a global distribution system (GDS). → Read More

Travelport inks deal with NG Travel Group

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Travelport is signing a new deal with NG Travel Group, owner of Beach Tours, Dubai Tours and USA Tours. The new agreement will mean that all of NG Travel Group’s business will move to Travelport – starting with Beach Tours and Dubai Tours which have now launched on the Travel Commerce Platform. → Read More

Austrian Airlines and Sabre roll out mobile solution

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Austria’s flagship carrier, Austrian Airlines, is launching a new mobile solution, eFlight Manager, developed by Sabre Corporation, which will enable real-time NOTAM, weather and flightplan updates throughout the lifecycle of the airline’s flights if air-to-ground communication is available in the cockpit. → Read More

Adara cracks data secrets at Idaho Tourism

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Adara has helped Idaho Tourism connect its marketing campaigns to actual travel activity, through Adara Impact. The analytics solution combines the world’s largest set of first party travel data across vendors and campaigns to help guide marketing strategies for DMO and tourism board partners, while also optimising results. → Read More

WAYN.com partners with Skyscanner to offer flights to users

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WAYN.com, the social travel network, has partnered with leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner, to offer flights search to its users. The new partnership will offer WAYN.com users a comprehensive tool to compare and book flights, giving them the benefit of Skyscanner’s global reach and helping them search through thousands of flight connections to find the very best flight deals. → Read More

TripAdvisor expands instant hotel booking across English speaking markets

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TripAdvisor has announced it has expanded instant booking for hotels to nine English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa. Travellers in these markets are now able to conveniently book a hotel on all of TripAdvisor’s platforms, desktop and mobile, without leaving the site. → Read More

Otter takes over marketing director position at Cheapflights

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Leading travel search platform, Cheapflights, has appointed Samantha Otter as global marketing director. She will report to managing director Andrew Shelton, with responsibility for driving awareness for the brand and supporting its global growth plans. Otter joined Cheapflights as global head of marketing in March 2015. → Read More

Delta Air Lines adds Wi-Fi connectivity on trans-Atlantic flights

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Delta Air Lines is now offering high-speed Internet access on all trans-Atlantic flights between the United States and the UK, mainland Europe, Israel and West Africa. From the UK, the US airline offers up to 11 peak-day flights from Heathrow and one from Manchester meaning more customers can get online at 30,000 feet with Delta. → Read More

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