Julian Eccles has joined Travelport as its new vice president for public relations and corporate communications. He replaces Kate Aldridge who has decided to leave the company later this year.
Travel technology company Sabre Corporation has named Roshan Mendis as senior vice president of its global distribution system (GDS) and corporate travel business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa effective July 1. The appointment aligns with Sabre’s focus on continuing international growth.
Flight Centre Travel Group has announced plans to expand its business travel foothold in Germany, following the acquisition of Opodo Corporate from eDreams. Opodo Corporate will operate as FCTG Corporate until the end of this year and transition to Flight Centre’s travel management brand, FCM, from January 2018.
Thailand-based, global hospitality group Dusit Hotels & Resorts has signed a partnership agreement with Ksher (WeChat Pay Thailand) and Asset Bright to accept WeChat Pay at Dusit Hotels and Resorts. WeChat Pay is part of China’s largest mobile instant messaging app, WeChat, which to date has over 800 million active users.
Sabre Corporation is exhibiting at the Arabian Travel Market. The tech giant will be demonstrating its latest technology, the new Sabre Red Workspace, a modern platform built around its core GDS infrastructure to provide more services and faster value to customers.
Babbel and TripAdvisor have joined forces to inspire travellers, and get them ready for their next city trip. For this joint campaign, the companies have combined their expertise and built an interactive city-trip themed campaign website.
Qantas has switched on in-flight Wi-Fi for customers travelling on board its internet-capable Boeing 737-800, offering fast, free connectivity on Australian domestic flights.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK, whose brands include Hoseasons, James Villas and cottages.com, has announced the reorganisation of their senior domestic holidays team to support their future growth plans.
Indaba returns to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from May 16th-18th, sporting a more streamlined programme and improved floor layout to make it easier for the world to come and sample the tourism treasures Africa has to offer.
India’s ministry of tourism has announced that foreign tourists visiting India on the e-Tourist Visa will now be entitled to stay in the country for up to two months and enjoy double-entry benefits.
Emirates is offering travellers more choice and personalised travel experiences by making advanced seat reservation available through the Amadeus distribution channel.
Sabre Corporation will provide consulting services to several of its member airlines through a new agreement with the African Airlines Association. Ten carriers will take part in Sabre’s consulting programme – including Rwandair, South African Airways and Royal Air Maroc – which will include a comprehensive analysis of the airlines’ brands and customer satisfaction and will provide each airline with a Net Promoter Score.