Travel Technology News

Eccles to lead public relations at Travelport

Eccles to lead public relations at Travelport

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.

New appointment fore Sabre

New appointment fore Sabre

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 acquires Opodo Corporate

Flight Centre Travel Group acquires Opodo Corporate

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.

Dusit Hotels & Resorts to accept WeChat Pay in Thailand

Dusit Hotels & Resorts to accept WeChat Pay in Thailand

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 gears up for Arabian Travel Market 2017

Sabre gears up for Arabian Travel Market 2017

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 partner for new language lessons

Babbel and TripAdvisor partner for new language lessons

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.

Indaba expands digital matchmaking service ahead of 2017 event

Indaba expands digital matchmaking service ahead of 2017 event

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.

Emirates expnds Amadeus distribution deal

Emirates expnds Amadeus distribution deal

Emirates is offering travellers more choice and personalised travel experiences by making advanced seat reservation available through the Amadeus distribution channel.

Sabre to provide consulting services to AFRAA member airlines

Sabre to provide consulting services to AFRAA member airlines

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.