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Brooker takes up chief operating officer role with Trainline

Brooker takes up chief operating officer role with Trainline

Trainline has announced that Mark Brooker has been appointed chief operating officer, with responsibility for marketing, product and Trainline International. In this newly created role, he will report directly to chief executive Clare Gilmartin.

Hotels.com unveils mobile travel concierge

Hotels.com unveils mobile travel concierge

Hotels.com has introduced Hotels.com Concierge, available on iOS on its smartphone application. The service enables users to book transportation, food delivery, reservations and activities from the Hotels.com app.

New appointments for Sabre Corporation

New appointments for Sabre Corporation

Sabre Corporation has appointed two executives for strategic roles in its hospitality business. Brian Jorgenson will serve as senior vice president of product management while Frank Trampert will lead Sabre’s hospitality business in Asia Pacific.

Travelport partners with Al Hashim in Saudi Arabia

Travelport partners with Al Hashim in Saudi Arabia

Travelport and Al Hashim Travel have announced a new, exclusive, long term agreement. Al Hashim Travel is located in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, with ten branches in the region. The agency is also set to expand across in Saudi Arabia in 2017.

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Send emails from a height of 32,808 feet, shop online while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all of that with broadband quality. Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able to go online on shorter journeys too - as they have already been able to do for quite some time on long haul flights.

Finnair signs up for Travelport Rich Content distribution

Finnair signs up for Travelport Rich Content distribution

Travelport has announced a new full content agreement with Finnair, Finland’s largest airline and a member of the oneworld alliance. As part of the agreement, Finnair has also chosen to deploy Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding merchandising solution, making it the 200th airline to go live in the system.

BBC Worldwide launches its first bespoke channel for cruise ships

BBC Worldwide launches its first bespoke channel for cruise ships

BBC Worldwide has announced the launch of a global entertainment channel, BBC HD, the company’s first channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market. It will go live through Global Eagle Entertainment’s MTN TV network, with P&O Cruises and Cunard being the first to offer this to their guests.

Bermuda employs vehicle recognition for strange new ad campaign

Bermuda employs vehicle recognition for strange new ad campaign

Media Agency Group & Bermuda Tourism have launch ground-breaking multimedia campaign featuring vehicle recognition technology. Media Agency Group’s latest innovation has seen Bermuda Tourism propelled into the spotlight once again with a new multimedia campaign utilising the latest digital advancements in mobile and out of home.

MMPRC launches new VisitMaldives website

MMPRC launches new VisitMaldives website

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has launched a brand new VisitMaldives website with new interactive features at a recent event. The event was attended by representatives of various stakeholders of the Maldivian tourism industry.

ABTA warns over sharp increase in UK holiday fraud

ABTA warns over sharp increase in UK holiday fraud

As the busiest holiday sales period of the year kicks off, ABTA is warning holidaymakers about the risks of booking with fraudulent companies. The campaign comes after seeing an increase in fake websites, online scams and non-compliant travel companies that have no financial protection in place.

Royal Caribbean offers trip of a lifetime to social media explorer

Royal Caribbean offers trip of a lifetime to social media explorer

Royal Caribbean has launched a search for an ‘extraordinary explorer’ to fulfil the company’s first Instagram ‘Intern-ship of the Seas’, as new research confirms that social media is a key source of inspiration in consumer holiday booking habits. The research, polling 2,000 UK and Ireland consumers, was commissioned by Royal Caribbean to determine the role that social media plays in inspiring holiday makers.