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Hotelbeds has announced the launch of The Green Hotels Programme, a turn-key solution to bring Hotelbeds and its partners to the green economy and accelerate the transition of the travel industry towards sustainability.
In order to focus on establishing a more responsible and sustainable business model, Hotelbeds now h… read more
Orange and OpenClassrooms have announced the signing of a broad-based partnership to provide digital training in Africa. Several Orange subsidiaries in Africa are already working on the launch of training centres providing online courses via OpenClassrooms.
To rise to the challenge of the digital revolution in Africa, student… read more
As the hospitality industry opens up and more people travel, technology is playing an important role in helping keep everyone safe. City Lodge Hotel Group now offers guests contactless online check-in at its hotels, accessed via its website www.clhg.com and on its mobile app too. In a similar manner to the online c… read more
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced that Sabre and Google are developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven technology platform that is an industry first in travel. The technology, known as Sabre Travel AI TM, is infus… read more
TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG) said it has signed a new five-year agreement with SITA, to roll-out new, faster network connectivity linking all 15 of the carrier’s airport sites located in Africa, Europe and Latin America. The deal marks the continuation of a strong partnership between the two organizations, dating back to 1975 when T… read more
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted” is one of those numerous quotes that are attributed to Albert Einstein. Accordingly, financial inclusion statistics count most when they reflect the unlocking of economic potential through harnessing national resources, most especially through job c… read more
ATPCO launched a new format of Routehappy Rich Content: Structured UPAs (Universal Product Attributes). With the introduction of Structured UPAs, airlines and channels now have greater flexibility in how they display essential retailing content using more comparable, concise, and sortable data that can be presented to emphas… read more
Emirates has launched a new agent gateway for booking and ticketing using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards. The airline says it will give its partners the ability “to enhance travellers’ journeys with customised products and services”.
Emirates Gateway offers agencies three different methods of accessing the airlin… read more
Following Airbnb’s recent launch of its City Portal for local governments; Ralph Hollister, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the situation: “An increase in transparency holds the potential for Airbnb to strengthen its relationship with local governments, while also addres… read more
With COVID-19 significantly impacting travel trends and buyer
behaviors, relying on historical data is no longer enough to plan for
the future. Having access to forward-looking data has never been more
important for the hotel industry than it is today, as hoteliers need a
real-time, comprehensive view of market perfo… read more