Tag: traveltech

Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

| April 27, 2017
Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

  o  ´Powered by data. Driven by people´ theme for Hotelbeds’ MarketHub Americas event. o  Top five questions to ask your technology provider about data analytics outlined by Hotelbeds Group´s CIO. o  Polling of over 500 attendees on data analytics trends reveals that 64% will increase investment significantly in data and analytics over the next […]

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GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

| April 21, 2017
GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

  o       Hotelbeds Group and GTA combine forces to drive distribution excellence in the B2B travel wholesaler and retail space. o       Deal brings together companies with complementary operations and geographic footprints. o       Significant presence of GTA in fast growing Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets closely aligns with Hotelbeds Group´s growth strategy.

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Artificial, intelligent and highly topical

| March 6, 2017

ITB Berlin Convention turns the spotlight on one of the year’s most fascinating technological subjects – Live demonstration of service robot “Pepper” – Discussions about the opportunities offered by chatbots and virtual assistants and their impact on the international travel industry

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Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

| February 7, 2017
Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group[1] 

o   Hotelbeds Group and Tourico Holidays combine forces to drive innovation in the B2B Bedbank space. o   Deal will combine companies with complementary geographic footprints. 

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Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

| February 7, 2017
Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

A Chinese technology start-up with ambitious global expansion plans is exhibiting at all the World Travel Market Portfolio events this year, following its success at WTM London.

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Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

| February 6, 2017
Booking.com Launches Accelerator Programme for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k

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ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future

| January 26, 2017
ITB 2017: Expanded eTravel World sets its sights on the future

International pitching event for startups – discussion rounds with experts on chatbots, virtual reality and millennials – the eTravel World is booked up and for the first time occupies two halls

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Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

| January 19, 2017
Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

  Currently more than 60% of the company´s data securely stored in the public cloud Transition coincides with change in data center to support Hotelbeds Group’s cloud strategy The transition has been made through technology partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BT  Madrid –  Hotelbeds Group, the number one bedbank worldwide and a business-to-business provider of […]

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Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

| December 15, 2016
Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

Copenhagen ranks 6th for digital scale-ups and 7th for startups on the European Digital City Index 2016, owing to its business environment and access to skills and capital. Copenhagen scores highly on its business environment, access to capital and relevant skills, and a flexible labour market, all providing supporting framework conditions for digital entrepreneurs and […]

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Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

| November 30, 2016
Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

o   Over the past year the company has focused its strategy on internationalisation and investment in Asian and American markets. o   Bedsonline has also strengthened its worldwide sales team by appointing new Country Managers in strategic markets. Palma de Mallorca, November 30, 2016 – Bedsonline, the leading global provider of online accommodation and ancillary products […]

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Hotelbeds Group wins two consecutive awards in Asia-Pacific

| November 16, 2016
Hotelbeds Group wins two consecutive awards in Asia-Pacific

Awards from both TravelMole ITB Asia and Travel Weekly Asia in less than one month Both awards result of ´readers’ choice´ voting – further confirming partner satisfaction and industry recognition

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eTravel World now in two halls

| November 10, 2016

ITB Berlin allocates more space for exhibitors in this growth segment – for the first time the eTravel Showroom features product presentations – lectures about chatbots, storytelling and influencer marketing on the eTravel Stage

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Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

| November 10, 2016
Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

Chatbots are not going to take over the world yet but solid use cases are emerging according to experts speaking during the final day of the Travel Tech Show at WTM.

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Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

| November 9, 2016
Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

o   Ambitious plan to triple sales of transfers, tours and activities over the coming years o   Further expansion of product portfolio and commitment to best-in-class technology to drive sales and attract further intermediaries to the platform o   Current partners include Disney Parks, Legoland, and Open Camp, the first park in the world dedicated to the […]

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Travel Tech Show At WTM Day Two Dominated by New Channels To Market and Marketing Channels

| November 8, 2016
Travel Tech Show At WTM Day Two Dominated by New Channels To Market and Marketing Channels

New channels to market and new marketing channels dominated day two of the Travel Tech Show at WTM. A compelling presentation from a Facebook executive told the packed room that it has a handle on consumer behaviour and can spot user trends.

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Hotelbeds Group innovates with launch of APItude Cloud

| November 8, 2016
Hotelbeds Group innovates with launch of APItude Cloud

  o   Phase-two response to high customer demand following  APItude launch o   Anticipates customer need for faster response times via cloud platform o   Additional new functionalities incorporated o   Launch cocktail party celebration takes place at WTM tonight from 5:30 pm  

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Travel Tech Show at WTM Day 1

| November 7, 2016
Travel Tech Show at WTM Day 1

Sessions on disruptive technologies and innovation drew a huge audience during the travel tech show at WTM on Monday 7 November.

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eTravel World at ITB Berlin: Call for papers enters the final phase

| October 21, 2016

The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2016 – best practices and case studies on digital marketing, chatbots and influencer marketing

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Roiback wins ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider’ at 2016 World Travel Awards

| October 4, 2016

Palma de Mallorca, 4th October, 2016 – Roiback, a specialist in powering direct sales for hotels, has taken the Europe’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider award at 2016 World Travel Awards, the travel industry’s most prestigious awards programme.

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Please like, share and follow: WTM London announces 2016 social media line-up

| October 4, 2016
Please like, share and follow: WTM London announces 2016 social media line-up

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, has lined up Facebook’s head of travel, the Instagrammer known as ‘the globe-trotting hunk’ as well as instigators of successful campaigns for its 2016 social media programme, in association with Travel Perspective.

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Qtech Software connects Hotelbeds’ API suite

| September 28, 2016

  This new partnership will allow the 30-plus clients of both companies to benefit from a faster booking experience and the best-in-class technology.

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Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

| September 6, 2016
Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

Executives and entrepreneurs from established firms and start-up ventures will share know-how and tips with at the World Travel Market London/ Genesys Digital Transformation Summit.

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London Tech Week aims to become leading global festival of technology

| August 23, 2016
London Tech Week aims to become leading global festival of technology

London Tech Week 2017 is set to be bigger and better than ever, with London & Partners announcing a new partnership with leading global events provider KNect365, part of Informa PLC. The new partnership will take Europe’s largest tech event to the next level, offering a wider range of events than previous years, including a […]

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Heading ‘appily’ into the new era of tech

| July 27, 2016
Heading ‘appily’ into the new era of tech

destinations UNLIMITED, the Uk-based DMC Representation Company has recently developed its very own smartphone app, which will be free of charge to event planners in need of DMC assistance.

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Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

| July 26, 2016
Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access

Newly renovated Croatian property maximizes convenience by providing guests with option to skip front desk check-in using digital key technology.

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Guidebook provides mobile app for AMOSSHE national conference

| July 12, 2016
Guidebook provides mobile app for AMOSSHE national conference

  University student services organisation, AMOSSHE used a mobile app created by Guidebook for the first time to deliver information to delegates at its national conference, which took place in Glasgow from 6th to 8th July 2016.

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New Cannes Lions app, powered by Grip, transformed networking at this year’s Festival of Creativity

| July 8, 2016
New Cannes Lions app, powered by Grip, transformed networking at this year’s Festival of Creativity

  Cannes Lions launched its first dedicated Networking App, delivered in partnership with PHD and powered by Grip, at the 63rd International Festival of Creativity, which took place from 18th to 25th June 2016.

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Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short-and medium-haul flights

| July 7, 2016
Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short-and medium-haul flights

Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued

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Top brands back WIT’s first event in London

| May 31, 2016
Top brands back WIT’s first event in London

As the European travel market matures, there is no doubt that the new frontier for Europe’s leading travel brands resides in Asia which, in 2016, became the world’s largest travel market by region with total gross bookings of US$406b, according to Phocuswright’s Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition.

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Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

| April 6, 2016
Royal College of Physicians introduces the world’s first wireless digital microphone as part of tech overhaul

 The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) today announces it has installed the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone, the world’s first digital microphone, as part of a £100,000 overhaul of its tech facilities. 

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Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

| March 31, 2016
Multiple Boarding Passes Land on BA App

Boarding British Airways flights has just got easier for families and friends travelling together thanks to the introduction of multiple mobile boarding passes.

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Five ways technology adds value to business events

| March 30, 2016
Five ways technology adds value to business events

A decade ago, futurists were predicting the death of the meetings industry as a result of technological advancements such as video conferencing and connected workspaces.

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#FITUR2016 hits record levels on the social networks with 62 million users

| March 29, 2016
#FITUR2016 hits record levels on the social networks with 62 million users

In the most social of FITUR’s stagings, the trade show sought to go further and conducted an in-depth data analysis through the digital strategy developed in its 36th edition, which closed on 24 January

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Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

| March 29, 2016
Emirates extends online check-in to 48 hours before departure

 Dubai, UAE, 28 March 2016 – Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

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Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch

| March 29, 2016
Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch

First international hub to offer smartwatch experience on both iOS and Android 

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London is the most talked about Travel Destination on Twitter

| March 15, 2016
London is the most talked about Travel Destination on Twitter

London is the most talked about travel destination on Twitter, according to new research from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional company.

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London is Europe’s favourite tech centre for global tech professionals

| March 15, 2016
London is Europe’s favourite tech centre for global tech professionals

The United Kingdom is Europe’s most desirable technology hub for global tech workers looking to move abroad, according to a survey of over eight hundred international technology professionals.

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Hotelbeds recorded an average 18% growth across its European markets in 2015

| March 11, 2016
Hotelbeds recorded an average 18% growth across its European markets in 2015

–  The bedbank aims to further grow its leading position in the region with a focus on driving the development of its differentiated product offer as well as continuing to invest in technology and innovation.

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ITB Berlin Convention: Booking.com CEO presents the digital recipe for success for complex, dynamic travel markets

| March 11, 2016
ITB Berlin Convention: Booking.com CEO presents the digital recipe for success for complex, dynamic travel markets

Digitalization stands for rapid growth but without rushing. Above all this requires having the right staff and an agile structure. At least, this was how it was summed up by Darren Huston, President and CEO of The Priceline Group and Booking.com, speaking during the ITB Future Day at the ITB Berlin Convention.

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Oettinger introduces the next stage of digitalization at the ITB Berlin Convention

| March 11, 2016
Oettinger introduces the next stage of digitalization at the ITB Berlin Convention

5G and pan-European directives: Oettinger introduces the next stage of digitalization at the ITB Berlin Convention

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