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Emirates enhances NDC offers with ATPCO’s Routehappy content

Emirates has partnered with ATPCO to enhance and enrich the airline’s new distribution content (NDC) offers with Routehappy Content. The new integration is now live via Emirates’ direct connect NDC API Gateway platform, enabling a more bespoke shopping experience for travel agents and corporate shoppers who use Emirates Gateway.

The deal f… read more

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Kaspersky identifies Top Malware families in Nigeria, others

Kaspersky researchers have identified the top malware families in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya as ransomware, financial/banking Trojans and crypto-miner malware. In a report, Kaspersky researchers said when comparing the first quarter of 2021 with second quarter of 2021, Kaspersky saw a 24 percent increase in ransomware in the second quarter … read more

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SiteMinder World Hotel Index: UK hotel bookings hit highest level since March 2020

Hotel bookings in the UK have reached their highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index, sourced from the company’s open hotel commerce platform, used by 35,000 hotels and connected to more than 400 hotel booking channels globally.

This is the most concrete confirmation so far of the “staycati… read more

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TravelTech Show announces agenda and new audience-tailored streams for 2021

TravelTech Show, formerly Travel Technology Europe, has announced a jam-packed agenda for 2021 full of on-point topics focusing on the global travel tech market, including discussions around the ‘post-pandemic cloud’, ‘evolving technology’ and ‘emerging new travel trends’.

The event, which is adopting a unique and exciting ‘follow t… read more

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APG Platform is now certified NDC Capable Level 4

IATA provides the only official industry certification program in support of the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, the NDC Certification Program. APG was granted “NDC Capable” Level 4 status for its NDC-based solution APG Distribution Platform, under the NDC Certification Program. This status recognizes that the APG Distribution Platfo… read more

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Travelport & Emirates agree on un-surcharged content

Travelport, a travel retail company and Emirates Airlines have reached a commercial agreement that will allow Travelport-connected travel agencies to avoid the airline’s surcharge on bookings via Global Distribution Systems (GDS) that took effect from July 1, 2021.

Furthermore, the companies announced a new long-term a… read more

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SITA and Ethiopian Airlines partner to enhance the passenger experience

The deployment, which features SITA Smart Path Drop & Fly baggage solution, has been implemented in the new extension of the check-in area with international passengers of Ethiopian Airlines benefitting from the service.

SITA's self-service solutions have helped optimize the passenger experience with many travelers checking in online t… read more

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