Category Archives: Shop

Skyscanner trials new Road Trip function | News

Skyscanner has launched its new beta travel planner, Road Trips. In partnership with Inspirock, the personalised itinerary platform combines Skyscanner’s booking services with the latter’s personalisation engine for sightseeing and activities. Travellers can plan the perfect road trip, including optimal routes, hotels and accommodations and car hire options, and an itinerary of fun and enjoyment. […]

Gianusso appointed chief technology officer at Flight Centre | News

Flight Centre Travel Group has announced the appointment of Peter Gianusso to the role of global chief technology officer, core systems, for the corporate division of the company. Based at the Americas headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, Gianusso will be responsible for overseeing the central platforms that are leveraged to power the customer product offerings […]

British Airways launches new AirPortr partnership | News

British Airways has teamed up with AirPortr to create new fast bag drop areas at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. With the first drop-off point planned at the Heathrow Express train platforms, customers will be able to quickly and securely drop-off their luggage at peak times, before travelling bag-free straight through to security. The team seal, secure […]

British Airways app allows economy passengers to order food to seat | News

British Airways has unveiled its new inflight digital ordering platform. The tool gives customers in Euro Traveller (economy) the option to order additional snacks and drinks mid-flight, directly to their seat. The new inflight ordering system will complement the airline’s current ‘Buy Before You Fly’ offering, where customers are encouraged to order from the airline’s […]

Saxon Hotel launches new app as tourism returns | News

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has launched a new contactless and touchless experience with a bespoke app. The digital tool is integrated with operating systems at the hotel to offer a seamless guest journey. It allows guests access to a wide range of hotel services, at the click of a button from their own […]

Kershaw takes senior leadership role with Travelport | News

Travelport has appointed Tom Kershaw as its new chief product and technology officer. Kershaw is a seasoned product and technology executive, with more than two decades of experience leading innovation, technical strategy and execution. He most recently held the title of chief technology officer at one of the largest independent advertising platforms in the world, […]

Saudi Arabia tourism signs Oracle partnership | News

Oracle has announced that the Saudi Arabia Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has completed a major Oracle Cloud implementation. The technology is designed to support investment in the local tourism sector. With a capital of US$4 billion, TDF aims to be the key enabler of tourism development in the kingdom. The implementation, which spans Oracle Software […]

Heathrow to introduce fast-lane for vaccinated travellers | News

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow have joined forces to assess if it can be quick and easy to verify those arriving into the UK who are fully vaccinated. The trio argue a similar identification process is already in place for outbound travel to several countries and should be rolled out further. Earlier this week, […]

Travelport deal sees Emirates scrap some GDS charges | News

Emirates has reached a commercial agreement that will allow Travelport-connected travel agencies to avoid the airline’s surcharge on bookings via global distribution systems. The charges are due to come into effect today. Furthermore, the companies announced a new long-term agreement to enable the distribution of Emirates NDC content via Travelport’s next-generation platform, Travelport+. There is […]

Sabre renews partnership with Virgin Australia | News

Sabre Corporation and Virgin Australia have reaffirmed their long-standing relationship with the renewal of their global distribution agreement. Under the renewed agreement, Sabre will continue to distribute Virgin Australia flights and services through the Sabre GDS marketplace, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of Sabre-connected agencies will continue to have access to flights. “Although international borders […]