London Stansted has become one of the first UK airports to be certified as offering safe, child-Friendly Wi-Fi to passengers. The accreditation comes on the back of Stansted’s parent company, MAG, signing up to the government-initiated scheme.
Vietnam Airlines signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with Sabre Corporation. The carrier will adopt Sabre Revenue Optimiser and SabreSonic Inventory solutions to enable responsive real-time origin and destination revenue management.
Atlasglobal Airlines will also continue to be one of over 275 airlines worldwide using Travelport’s rich content and branding merchandising tool, which gives travel agents a graphically rich experience when searching for and booking its branded fares.
Sabre Corporation as appointed Frank Trampert to the role of chief commercial officer in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific for Sabre Hospitality Solutions.
Accor and Alibaba Group have announced a strategic collaboration to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs over the next five years.
Travelport has reached a new multi-year content agreement with TAP Air Portugal. The deal includes a commitment to deliver IATA New Distribution Capability standard connections.
London Gatwick is trialling a new boarding technique in a bid to avoid queues and congestion at gates. During the two-month trial, large digital screens and staff will be placed at Gate 101 to show passengers the order to board.
Swoop has launched Swoop Getaways in collaboration with Expedia Partner Solutions. The Canada-based low-fare airline will now offer holiday packages for the first time, including trips across Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Tencent has announced a collaboration with South African Tourism’s Beijing office to entice more Chinese tourists into visiting the country. In 2018, the spend from Chinese tourists in South Africa increased 69 per cent, from R1.4 billion to R2.4 billion.
Amadeus has appointed Fernando Cuesta to the role of senior vice president, commercial, Europe, hospitality. Based in Madrid, Cuesta will oversee all European countries as well as French-speaking countries in North Africa.
American Express Global Business Travel has appointed David Levin to the role of chief information security officer. Levin reports to chief information technology officer, David Thompson, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
The new digital platform is designed to complement the company’s continued personal offline service offering particularly for complex bookings, or those clients who still prefer to arrange travel via their dedicated consultant.