The ten-year-strategic partnership with Google will enable the travel provider to improve operational agility while developing new services and creating a new marketplace for its airline, hospitality and travel agency customers.
Amadeus has reached a landmark moment in its systems infrastructure as it begins to deploy its shopping applications onto Google Cloud servers following the decommissioning of its mainframes.
The strategy will see Tourism Toronto tap into the latest in trends, insights, data and technology from Google, providing a deeper level of consumer insights and rigorous measurement for its key visitor markets to develop the region’s growing tourism sector, while also offering additional insights for members.
Air New Zealand is turning to technology to tackle the language barriers that often arise during travel. The airline is one of the first corporates globally to trial a customer service use case for Google’s wireless Bluetooth Pixel Buds headphones which enable live translation of 40 languages via Google’s Pixel handset.
Hamad International Airport has seen the launch of Google’s 360-degree street view imagery of Qatar’s state-of-the-art airport as part of its digital strategy. Street View Special Collects is a feature of Google Maps that lets users explore places around the world such as landmarks, natural wonders, and culturally and historically significant sites.
With summer fast approaching and many people beginning to research their trips, TripAdvisor has teamed up with music-streaming service Google Play Music to provide travellers with two months of free access to curated playlists tailored specifically for popular travel destinations across the globe. The new feature aims to transport travellers to their destination of choice via locally-themed playlists.
Ryanair has welcomed changes made to the eDreams display on the Google search page, less than 36 hours after the low-cost carrier initiated legal proceedings against both companies to stop consumers being deceived. The eDreams paid advertising has been amended to now read ‘Ryanair Flight on eDreams’, instead of ‘Ryanair: Cheap Flights’.
Holiday company Club Med has launched partnered with Google Street View to bring prospective holiday makers up close and personal in the Maldives. With an ever expanding reach, Google Street View has helped people explore searing deserts, the deep cold of Antarctica as well as the depths of the Grand Canyon.
Google has launched the Consumer Barometer 2015, the most comprehensive free tool for planners looking to understand and compare how people use the internet around the world. Entering its fifth year, it is the best tool of its kind in terms of size, scale, and the depth of questions covered, enabling users to compare digital, mobile, video and shopping habits across 56 countries, including tech-savvy Britain.
Singapore Airlines has launched an all-new mobile app for both Apple and Android smartphones, as well as for the Apple Watch. Introducing a redesigned user interface with new features, the app aims to provide a functional and seamless user experience. Features include a contextual homepage that displays the most relevant information about upcoming trips.
Travellers can now take a close look around SAS’s new long-haul cabin using Google Street View. SAS is the first airline in Europe to offer a virtual tour on board a long-haul aircraft, letting users experience what it is like to travel in SAS’s upgraded cabin. The new cabin interior that was launched in February.