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Tencent signs tourism partnership with Helsinki

Tencent signs tourism partnership with Helsinki

Tencent, Helsinki and World Tourism Cities Federation have signed a tripartite cooperation agreement, according to which Helsinki will serve as an intelligent tourism model for China outbound tourism.

Emaar Hospitality Group rolls out Oracle Opera across Rove Hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group rolls out Oracle Opera across Rove Hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group is rolling out Oracle Opera, the globally operated property management system, across its Rove Hotels. A key part of the organisation-wide digital transformation at Emaar, the implementation across current and future Rove Hotels projects is being undertaken by Key Information Technology.

Avis adds Prestige collection to Beep booking platform

Avis adds Prestige collection to Beep booking platform

Avis Budget Group has announced that it has added the Avis Prestige collection to its travel agent portal, Beep. Beep was launched to the trade in June as a car rental one-stop shop bringing Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental together on one platform.

Thomas Cook signs strategic partnership with Expedia

Thomas Cook signs strategic partnership with Expedia

Thomas Cook has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Expedia, one of the world’s leading travel companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Expedia will become the preferred provider of hotels for Thomas Cook’s complementary city and domestic holiday business and will provide its booking platform to support all city break and hotel-only sales across Thomas Cook distribution channels in Europe.

easyJet goes global with new connections service

easyJet goes global with new connections service

easyJet has launched Worldwide by easyJet, the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline. Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures.

Mr & Mrs Smith to debut new Alexa skill

Mr & Mrs Smith to debut new Alexa skill

Mr & Mrs Smith has taken a step into voice-activated search with its brand-new skill on Amazon’s Alexa. The voice-led skill is all about inspiring people to travel – ask Mr & Mrs Smith to find a hotel based on personal preferences – city stay, beach break, honeymoon etc. – or let them inspire you with the very latest additions to their collection.

Mexican president Peña Nieto in China for Alibaba deal

Mexican president Peña Nieto in China for Alibaba deal

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma and Mexico president Enrique Peña Nieto have witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding designed to promote Mexican products and assist companies seeking to tap into the dynamic Chinese economy through e-commerce.

Finnair launches intelligent chatbot, Finn

Finnair launches intelligent chatbot, Finn

Finnair has launched its first artificially intelligent chatbot, Finn, on Finnair’s Facebook global account. Finn has a mission to help Finnair customers on Facebook during their Finnair journey.

KLM becomes first airline to access WhatsApp Business account

KLM becomes first airline to access WhatsApp Business account

WhatsApp and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have started a unique test for a new service on WhatsApp. KLM now offers her customers around the world booking confirmation, check-in notification, boarding pass, flight status updates and asking questions in ten different languages on WhatsApp via the official WhatsApp Business application.

United launches new Alexa skill to passengers

United launches new Alexa skill to passengers

United Airlines has revealed a new option for customers to check in and learn about flights without the touch of a finger. The new United skill for Amazon Alexa allows customers to use their Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot, to check in and ask a variety of questions about flights