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CrossCountry reveals Advance on the Day tickets

CrossCountry reveals Advance on the Day tickets

Leading train company CrossCountry, part of transport group Arriva, has extended availability of ‘Advance on the Day’ tickets to corporate travellers using the EvolviNG self-booking platform. The ‘Advance on the Day’ initiative has seen CrossCountry introduce across all its routes the opportunity for passengers to buy discounted ‘Advance’ tickets within just 15 minutes of their train leaving the station – enabling travellers to make the most of last minute bookings, while still reserving a seat.

Amadeus renews full content partnership with Etihad Airways

Amadeus renews full content partnership with Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways and Amadeus have renewed their full content agreement that ensures Amadeus-connected travel agencies and travellers continue to have access to the airline’s full inventory of flights, seats and other services. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer, said: “The guest experience is at the core of everything we do at Etihad Airways."

Multiple boarding passes land on British Airways app

Multiple boarding passes land on British Airways app

Boarding British Airways flights has just got easier for families and friends travelling together thanks to the introduction of multiple mobile boarding passes. Previously, each person had to each carry their own smartphone to show their mobile boarding pass to go through security or board a flight.

Dubai International brings airport app to smartwatches

Dubai International brings airport app to smartwatches

Tech savvy, early-adopting passengers flying through Dubai International will now have timely, important travel information delivered to them on their smartwatch following the launch of a new service integrating the gadget with Dubai Airports’ popular smartphone app. To satisfy Dubai International’s huge and diverse customer base, the smartwatch app is being made available on the two main software platforms – iOS and Android, effectively offering a smartwatch experience for all.

Travelport inks deal with Aviatur

Travelport inks deal with Aviatur

Latin American travel management company Aviatur has selected Travelport’s technology in a new, multi-year agreement. The new agreement means that over 70 of Aviatur’s affiliated travel agencies will have access to Travelport's technology, including Travelport Smartpoint and Travelport Branded Fares and Ancillaries.

Amadeus UK strengthens commercial team

Amadeus UK strengthens commercial team

Amadeus has bolstered its commercial approach in the UK with the recent appointment of Kevin Myhill to head of corporate direct, and Liz Emmott to head of sales. Myhill and Emmott are both based at Amadeus UK’s head office at Gatwick Airport.