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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.

Kuwait Airways inks deal with Amadeus

Kuwait Airways inks deal with Amadeus

Kuwait Airways’ has continued to implement its transformation strategy with the implementation of technology and consulting services from Amadeus. The carrier is currently undergoing a five year period of change under the stewardship of chairperson and chief executive Rasha Al Roumi, the Middle East’s first female airline leader.

Sabre and HNA Aviation Group expand agreement

Sabre and HNA Aviation Group expand agreement

Sabre Corporation has entered into an agreement with HNA Aviation Group to provide its airlines with software that will help create more revenue opportunities, while operating more efficiently. Sabre Airline Solutions will play a key role in helping the airlines navigate the highly complex operating environments that are seen in China and the global aviation landscape.

Travelport signs multi-year content deal with UTair Aviation

Travelport signs multi-year content deal with UTair Aviation

Travelport has signed a new multi-year, global full content agreement with Russian airline, UTair Aviation. The largest hub of UTair Aviation is based in Vnukovo International Airport and the carrier operates 200 domestic and international flights daily to approximately 150 destinations. 

ATM 2017: Travel technology driving innovation

ATM 2017: Travel technology driving innovation

Innovations in travel technology will continue to transform the tourism industry, with cloud passports, personalised travel, virtual reality and apps predicted to re-shape consumer habits and marketing strategies over the short to mid-term, according to a report by Colliers International. In its Tourism & Technology Trends report, produced ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2017, Colliers International named five trends driving the travel industry.

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

Wire & Wireless offers free Wi-Fi to visitors to Japan

With the recent sudden influx of visitors to Japan, there has been also a rise in complaints about the lack of free Wi-Fi hotspots. In an effort to solve this problem, a Japanese telecommunications company, Wire & Wireless, introduced a free Wi-Fi connection app two years ago, called Travel Japan Wi-Fi, for tourists to Japan, while the app is free of charge.