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High-tech bridge built with flax
An old material is being rediscovered: flax has been with us for thousands of years in the form of clothing, sacks, and robust ship’s ropes. Now the plant fibres are experiencing a renaissance and could become the building material of the future, starting with a new project in Holland.
GlobalData: Subscription services set to transform travel industry
Subscription services have disrupted almost every industry, but the customer-focused model remains relatively nascent in the travel industry, observes GlobalData in a new report.
WTTC launches travel cyber report at Global Summit 2022 in Manila
The WTTC has launched a new report at its Global Summit 2022 in Manila, emphasising the importance of cyber resilience in planning for a safer future.
Hilton to open first net-zero hotel in the US this spring
Hotel Marcel New Haven, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, will soon make history as what is believed will be the first net-zero hotel in the United States. The revolutionary property will utilise renewable solar power sources on site to generate the electricity needed for its common areas, restaurant, laundry, meeting rooms, 165 guest rooms and suites.
Envoy enters hospitality market with Tesla launch
Envoy Technologies has announced its entry into the hospitality market with the launch of a Tesla Model Y at the Mondrian South Beach. This revolutionary service will allow hotel guests to enjoy freedom of movement without the hassle and expense of traditional car rental services.
Travalyst launches standardised way to calculate carbon emissions
Travalyst has announced its coalition of six of the top brands in travel have aligned on a shared framework to collect and display flight emissions data, meaning that when consumers want to book a flight with lower emissions, they will be able to easily find the information they need.
Eco badges grow in importance for tourism industry
Travellers now require higher levels of transparency of a company's environmental performance. GlobalData’s 2021 Consumer Survey has found that almost 75% of global consumers think the introduction of sustainability labels on products should be mandatory.
AR set to transform the travel and tourism industry
Companies in the tourism sector are investing in emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR) to improve traveller experience.
Emirates to launch NFTs and experiences in the metaverse
Unveils strategy to extend its leading experiences for customers and employees into the latest digital spaces, with a committed investment of tens of millions of dollars. The Emirates Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be repurposed into a centre for innovation, including the development of the airline’s metaverse and NFT projects.
NCL launches NFT marketplace
Norwegian Cruise Line has launched its NCL NFT marketplace, allowing global travellers and brand aficionados to own a piece of history with NFTs showcasing the art and inspiration for the cruise brand's newest vessels, Norwegian Prima and Viva.
American Airlines and Expedia Group offer travellers more choice via scalable direct NDC connection
Travellers booking American Airlines flights on Expedia Group sites now have more options to customize their travel and choose elevated offers like Main Plus, following a renewed partnership between the two companies.
Ascott targets 150 lyf coliving properties by 2030 as demand for its coliving brand gains momentum
Ascott targets lyf’s coliving experience into the metaverse with the launch of lyf Innovation Lab to design and implement immersive virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.