The ten-year-strategic partnership with Google will enable the travel provider to improve operational agility while developing new services and creating a new marketplace for its airline, hospitality and travel agency customers.
British Airways has appointed Rogier van Enk to the role of head of distribution, reporting to chief commercial officer, Andrew Brem.
Travelport has welcomed John Elieson to the role of chief operating officer. Elieson will be based in Travelport’s global headquarters in Langley, Berkshire, UK.
Aeroflot has received level four status under the New Distribution Capability programme developed by IATA, the global airline association. The programme offers Aeroflot and global aviation new air service distribution opportunities.
Bolt has added new functionality to its ride-hailing app, allowing users to request rides with stops at up to three locations with an estimated fare for the entire journey.
The move makes CWT the first global travel management provider to deploy an omni-channel, open API-based platform that has been tailored for the specific needs of the market.
CWT has named Dale Eastlund vice president, supply chain partners. A 20-year veteran of the company, Eastlund will oversee the strategy and commercial relationships with supply chain partners.
Amadeus and Air India have announced that the airline will benefit from the world’s largest and most diverse travel seller community, using the best professional sales technology, underpinned by the Amadeus Travel Platform.
FCM Travel Solutions has made a minority investment in Shep, the browser extension technology that assists companies with better management of travel purchased outside of their corporate travel policies.
The technology is designed to help some of the 90,000 customers who travel through the terminal each day navigate through the airport, freeing up the airlines’ airport hosts to help customers with more complex queries.
Specially developed for the A350 together with Thales, they will confer enhanced operational efficiencies, greater crew interaction, cockpit symmetry and smoother information management.
The campaign consists of a digital TripAdvisor profile for the Maldives and will further promote the island nation as a leading holiday destination for travellers from the UK, Italy, Russia Saudi Arabia and China.