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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.

Gatwick to launch new biometrics trial alongside easyJet

Gatwick to launch new biometrics trial alongside easyJet

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 Digital plans for 2018 launch

Eurowings Digital plans for 2018 launch

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 sees £30m management buyout

Holiday Extras sees £30m management buyout

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 unveils new fleet operations centre in Miami

Carnival unveils new fleet operations centre in Miami

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.