Trainline has announced its entrance into Asia through a partnership with JTB, one of the few Japan Rail appointed global wholesalers. The partnership means that Trainline leisure customers now have full access to the Japan Rail pass, which enables travel on trains across the whole of Japan through one, simple ticket and at a fixed price.
Ctrip Group has partnered with South Korea’s national rail operator Korail to provide the sales of Korean rail tickets making it easy for member to purchase Korean rail tickets in their local languages.
Dubai Airports has marked the completion of the installation of new and enhanced smart gates at Dubai International Terminal 1. Dubai Airports also recently joined Dubai’s aviation community in signing a pledge to purchase only ‘green vehicles’ going forward.
Armani Hotel Dubai, the award-winning hotel located in the iconic Burj Khalifa, continues to redefine its ways to interact with the guests with the introduction of two new websites in Mandarin and Russian languages.
Technology permeates every aspect of the hospitality industry. To reflect this widespread prevalence and demonstrating their commitment to delivering a relevant and topical event, the International Hotel Investment Forum is launching the IHIF Hotel Tech Hub, new for 2018.
British Airways has started powering some of its long-haul aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi, with its first three connected aircraft now in service. The airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft over the next two years.
Delta’s focus on innovation has moved up a gear with the roll out of a new service which allows customers to keep track of their checked bags on its flights between London Heathrow to the United States via their mobile phones.
Rove Hotels has launched new mobile app that aims to further enhance the guest experience by offering an array of services accessible via their smartphones. The Rove app is integrated with the hotel reservation system, making booking rooms easier and hassle-free.
Fast-growing Icelandic flight search engine, Dohop, has enhanced its travel comparison service by partnering with leading ground transportation solutions provider, Rentalcars Connect.
Amadeus today announced the renewal of a multi-year global distribution agreement with BCD Travel. As a result of this agreement, BCD Travel will have access to extensive travel content on Amadeus.
Lufthansa passengers will now benefit from an automatic check-in procedure for all flights within Germany and to destinations in Europe. The boarding pass for flights booked up to 24 hours before departure will then be sent automatically to the passenger 23 hours before departure – with no need for any manual check-in, thus saving time and making travel preparations easier.
Contiki has launched Tiki, a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, which helps agents and clients navigate the brand’s eight signature Travel Styles.