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Amazon announces Alexa for Hospitality

Amazon announces Alexa for Hospitality

Online retail giant Amazon has announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality. A new experience offered by invitation to hoteliers, Amazon hopes the new service will bring the simplicity and convenience of Alexa to hotels, vacation rentals, and other hospitality locations.

Qantas joins Amadeus NDC-X program

Qantas joins Amadeus NDC-X program

Qantas has become the latest airline to join the Amadeus NDC-X program. Amadeus will connect to the Qantas Distribution Platform and deliver NDC content to travel sellers.

Saudia expands free WhatsApp plan

Saudia expands free WhatsApp plan

A global application that connects people and places, it is one of the most popular social media messaging applications in the world, and a favourite of the Middle East.

Morhous takes new chief experience officer role at Flight Centre Travel Group

Morhous takes new chief experience officer role at Flight Centre Travel Group

John Morhous has been named chief experience officer at Flight Centre Travel Group. In the newly established role he will be responsible for ongoing client-facing innovation and digital mobile platforms, the development of additional tools and technology, and thought leadership, across all of FCTG’s corporate brands globally.

The Savoy strikes partnership with Alipay

The Savoy strikes partnership with Alipay

The Savoy has announced a partnership with Alipay, China’s leading third-party mobile and online payment platform. The property will become be the first luxury London hotel to implement Alipay across the entire hotel, as well as Simpson’s in the Strand.

Avani Hotels launches pre-arrival online check-in

Avani Hotels launches pre-arrival online check-in

Avani Hotels & Resorts has begun to offer online check-in prior to arrival. Modern travellers who want to start exploring their destination as soon as possible can expedite the check-in process at any Avani Hotels & Resorts property around the world.