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    Gianusso appointed chief technology officer at Flight Centre

    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 of FCM and Corporate Traveler. These include the global data consolidation platform used to collect travel data from all corporate markets, a business rule and automation platform used to improve data quality and travel automation, and centralised traveller profile and API platforms that are leveraged […] More

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    Pittsfield Selected to Be on Dennis Quaid-hosted TV Show

    Dennis Quaid hosts the short-form Public Television series that will look at why people are moving Pittsfield. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield will be featured in a televised segment as being a “great place to live, work, and visit.” The city was selected for a short-form documentary series hosted by actor Dennis Quaid on thriving and inspiring places in the country that are favorable for all facets of life. “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid” will be highlighting Pittsfield in its feature called “Discovering America — Great Places to Live, Work & Visit.” “This is huge, and it’s […] More

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    IoT set to play bigger role in post-pandemic travel: GlobalData | TTG Asia

    Technology and innovation to be the main ATM theme, integrated across all show verticals and activities, including focused seminar sessions Internet of Things (IoT) technology can help to ease traveller concerns regarding personal health and safety, while allowing travel and tourism companies to collect a wealth of data for a range of internal and external benefits, according to GlobalData. As a result, this technology will have a bigger role to play in post-pandemic travel, noted the data and analytics company. Travellers’ fears around Covid-19 could be assuaged through the usage of IoT technology: GlobalData GlobalData’s latest thematic report, IoT in […] More

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    Business movers: People starting new jobs in Ireland

    Here is a selection of people starting new roles with Heidrick & Struggles, Wilson Architecture, Irish Life Investment Managers, Telus International Ireland, Kennedys and Altada. Simon Waddington has been appointed as a new principal and member of the financial services and corporate officers practices of executive search and leadership advisor Heidrick & Struggles. He will be based in Dublin. He brings more than 25 years’ experience, notably in advising clients on executive roles, with a particular focus on CFO and C-Suite placements in the financial services sector. He previously ran the Irish operations for Hanover, a London-based boutique search firm, […] More

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    Former NYPD Officer Pablo Segarra ’09 Amplifies Latinx Voices Through His Latest Business Ventures

    Alumnus Pablo Segarra ’09, a former New York City Police Department (NYPD) police officer, lawyer, and now entrepreneur, is living his ultimate dream. From his home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Segarra is preparing to host the first-ever Latinx Travel Summit in Miami later this year where he’s bringing Latinx creators and thought leaders working in the fields of travel, technology, digital media, music, and film together. “My hope is that the Latinx Travel Summit, which caps off Hispanic Heritage Month, helps shine a light on Latinx voices and Latinx stories that are so often ignored,” he says, […] More

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    Amadeus Integrates IBM’s COVID-19 Digital Health Pass Into Verification Technology

    Amadeus, one of the world’s top 10 travel technology companies, today announced that it’s partnering with IBM to help the travel sector meet one of its biggest challenges of the post-pandemic era—verifying travelers’ COVID-19 health credentials at necessary checkpoints. As part of that undertaking, IBM Digital Health Pass, a secure digital alternative to carrying paper vaccination cards or COVID-19 test results, has now been integrated into Amadeus’ own digital health verification solution, Traveler ID for Safe Travel, also designed to digitize travelers’ ID information and health documentation to streamline every stage of the travel journey. ADVERTISING This collaboration will allow […] More

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    How To Protect Yourself From Inflight Wi-Fi Leaks

    Flyers love in-flight Wi-Fi access. The problem—its use can lead to data leaks. In a recent survey from Inmarsat, 81 percent of passengers would use inflight Wi-Fi if available on their next flight, and over 65 percent of passengers who have had access to inflight Wi-Fi in the last year used it. ADVERTISING “Inflight Wi-Fi is a godsend if you are constantly on the go, but there are several things to look out for when using any type of public network,” says Daniel Markuson, a digital privacy expert at NordVPN. “This is because inflight Wi-Fi networks are the prime targets […] More

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    The perils of travelling with hand-me-down technology

    Even though the COVID-19 pandemic severely curtailed nearly all international discretionary air travel, there are signs of a rebound. Perhaps even a massive rebound that may catch airlines unprepared. Recently The B.C. Catholic spoke with a subscriber and inveterate traveller who enjoys spending part of Canadian winters in warmer climes far to the south. We’ll refer to him as Eric W. Specifically Mr. W had some interesting insights into the technology he takes with him on these extended stays out of the country. He hopes to be able to resume such trips this coming winter, and he is particularly keen […] More

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