Tag Archives: Technology

trivago acquires weekend.com of Germany | News

trivago has acquired weekengo and weekend.com, a start-up focused on finding travellers inspirational getaway packages. The company is based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Under the terms of the deal, trivago acquired 100 per cent of the shares in weekengo GmbH. The acquisition supports a shared mission to bring travellers inspirational content, helping turn travel intent into […]

American Express Global Business Travel signs Concur deal | News

American Express Global Business Travel has signed a deal to connect its Supply MarketPlace to Concur Travel for enriched hotel content. This agreement brings the full value of American Express Global Business Travel accommodations program to clients using the Concur Travel booking tool that have enabled connectivity to Supply MarketPlace. Benefits include expanded hotel inventory […]

Collazo takes up vice president role with STR | News

Isaac Collazo, formerly of InterContinental Hotels Group, has been named vice president of analytics for STR. Collazo has served in a vice president capacity at hotel giant IHG for the past 18 years, including the last two in competitive intelligence with a focus on performance analysis, predictive analytics, modelling and macroeconomic interpretation. His more than […]

Virgin Galactic on track despite test failure | News

Virgin Galactic has issued a statement following a failed test over the weekend. The company said, during the test flight, the rocket motor “did not fire due to the ignition sequence not completing”. Following this event, the pilots conducted a safe landing and return to Spaceport America, New Mexico as planned. Virgin Galactic is now […]

Amadeus partners with AXA Partners for new insurance product | News

While business travel continues to face challenges with the on-going Covid-19 situation, it is paramount that companies have the right tools and data to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees when on the road for business. In response to this new normal, travel tech company Amadeus and insurance provider AXA Partners have come […]

Chandoul takes up new Amadeus role in Dubai | News

Amadeus has announced that Jamel Chandoul has been appointed senior vice president, retail, Middle East and Africa. He will take up the role at the start of January. Chandoul succeeds Antoine Medawar who will retire at the end of the year. He will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business […]

Virgin Hyperloop transports first passengers | News

The first passengers have successfully travelled in a hyperloop pod in the desert of Nevada. The test was carried out by Virgin Hyperloop, one of a number of companies seeking to bring the technology to market. “For the past few years, the Virgin Hyperloop team has been working on turning its ground-breaking technology into reality,” […]

Catto takes up chief marketing role with Travelport | News

Travelport has appointed Jennifer Catto to the role of chief marketing officer with the company. She is an award-winning marketing executive, with two decades of leadership experience at both fast-growth and established companies. Most recently, Catto held the role of chief marketing officer of Telaria, a data-driven software platform designed to monetize and manage premium […]

Seera Group launches new Almosafer analytics tool | News

Seera Group has launched a new data portal for industry partners, which offers comprehensive insights on future searches, bookings and traveller behaviour. The portal has been designed to enable tourism boards and other industry partners to further understand the customer journey at every touchpoint and make projections for strategic campaigns. In an attempt to support […]