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.
Qantas has launched a new technology platform to enhance the airline retailing, booking and servicing capabilities for its trade partners and deliver a more personalised experience for customers.
Travelport has announced a new agreement with Eurostar, the only high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe.
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.
easyJet has launched LuckyTrip onto its iOS mobile app, making it easier for customers to find the perfect experience.
Tencent has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing to jointly enhance the emirate’s reputation as a sought-after destination.
Ctrip Group has launched a collaboration with leading global hospitality brand, Hyatt, to open its first flagship store on its website and mobile application.
Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics - where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates - simplifying and speeding up the process for passengers and reducing the risk of human error.
Eurowings plans to set up its own digital company by the end of the year. The aim of Eurowings Digital is to bundle all the airline’s customer-relevant digital activities under one roof.
Holiday Extras has announced the completion of a management buyout which values the company at close to £100 million and places 55 per cent of the company’s equity into an employee benefit trust.
Carnival Cruise Line has previewed its new fleet operations centre in Miami, the largest and most advanced in the cruise industry. The 35,000-square-foot facility is custom-designed for hands-on, around-the-clock monitoring and support of the line's 26 cruise ships.
Expedia Group and Melia Hotels International have announced a strategic technology relationship which will enable the global hotel chain to offer package bookings directly on its US website.