Heathrow has launched a new Amazon Alexa skill. Designed alongside the Voyage Team, a Piksel company, the software will give customers the opportunity to ask Alexa for live flight status information, gate updates and details on arrivals and departures.
Carnival Cruise Line has launched a Loyalty Rocks Club app, a brand-new communication tool for the UK travel trade. The app will allow agents to become more engaged with the Carnival International team and all things Carnival.
Air Astana has completed the installation of an in-flight broadband communication system across the Boeing 767 fleet. The new service is available to both business and economy class passengers, who can now connect to the internet, use various applications for instant messaging, social networks, listen to audio and check mail through personal computers, tablets and smartphones.
Ryanair has launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler. The new service will allow customers to book a range of ground transport options, including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach, and rail services.
Oman Air has launched a new dedicated Oman homepage on its website. The new homepage has been designed to specifically cater for the travel needs of the people who live in Oman by making it even easier for Omani nationals and residents to access information about Oman Air.
The government has revealed a plan that could see the UK’s train passengers to benefit from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. The rapid growth of mobile data requirements and the use of smartphones and tablets now means that consumers expect high quality, reliable connectivity everywhere.
Softbank is set to take a large stake in ride hailing app Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the globe. The Japanese investment giant led a consortium to take an $8 billion stake in the taxi frim.
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau has unveiled the new look of its destination website. The new website features responsive design, access to thousands of crowd-sourced images and a section for travel professionals that includes event calendars and suggested themed focused itineraries within the city.