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Travelport Locomote signs Jetstream Travel in Australia

Travelport Locomote signs Jetstream Travel in Australia

Australian-based corporate travel platform, Travelport Locomote, has announced its latest partnership with boutique travel management company, Jetstream Travel. Jetstream Travel is one of the first agencies in Australia to gain access to Travelport Locomote’s corporate travel platform.

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at ITB Asia

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at ITB Asia

Under the overarching conference theme of “The Future of Travel”, the organisers of ITB Asia, Messe Berlin (Singapore), have announced that this year’s keynote speeches will be delivered by industry leaders from IBM and Google.

VFS Global completes acquisition of TT Services

VFS Global completes acquisition of TT Services

VFS Global has completed the acquisition of visa service provider TT Services. The transaction enables VFS Global to leverage on core competences and brands and to further enhance operating performance.

NATS signs air traffic control deal with Belfast International

NATS signs air traffic control deal with Belfast International

NATS has signed a nine-year contract with Belfast International Airport for the provision of air traffic control and engineering services. NATS and Belfast International have worked together for many years but this contract signals the start of a strategic partnership, which will ensure the continued future success of air traffic control and engineering services at the airport.

Delta Air Lines launches video chat reservations service

Delta Air Lines launches video chat reservations service

Delta Air Lines’ latest innovative test program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport allows customers to video chat from the airport with a specialist – a first for US-based airlines. Five interactive digital screens with individual receivers are now featured at the redesigned Delta Sky Assist so customers can connect face-to-face with Delta specialists.

Bhatia to lead Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Asia Pacific

Bhatia to lead Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Asia Pacific

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced Bindu Bhatia will become the new managing director, Asia Pacific, from September. She succeeds Kai Chan, who will be leaving the company at the end of August after making significant contributions during her five-year tenure.

Flight Centre embarks on global acquisition spree

Flight Centre embarks on global acquisition spree

Flight Centre Travel Group has announced an impressive acquisition trail of six travel businesses around the globe in under six weeks. The acquisitions strengthen Flight Centre’s corporate and leisure presence significantly in markets such as Canada and New Zealand; as well as the fast-growing mobile agency sector in Australia.

Wizz Air introduces Fare Lock to online bookers

Wizz Air introduces Fare Lock to online bookers

Wizz Air has introduced Fare Lock, a new service that will allow passengers to lock the fare selected for a specific flight with the bundle of their preference for 48 hours. The carrier is continuously looking to enhance customer experience and this new feature was created to best meet the needs of passengers looking to secure themselves a bargain.

Qantas signs China sales partnership with Fliggy

Qantas signs China sales partnership with Fliggy

Travellers are set to benefit from a new agreement between Qantas and Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, which will allow customers to book the airline’s flights directly on the site.