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    The FINANCIAL – Written in the stars: Does your star sign have an impact on your financial world?

    The FINANCIAL — As the nation seeks clarity after a truly unpredictable 12 months, new research reveals that 10.2 million Brits are engaging with astrological forecasts, with 32 per cent checking their horoscope at least once a month. The majority (55 per cent) of those who read their weekly horoscopes admit that they’ve used that to influence a decision about their finances Barclays notes. With almost a third of Brits (32 per cent) believing the power of the planets has some impact on their financial world, Barclays has worked with astrologer, Francesca Oddie to give people the opportunity […] More

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    Inspiretec To Launch Cruise Selling and Management Solution – Cruise Industry News

    UK-based travel technology specialist Inspiritec has reported investing in the cruise-specific functionality in its two key products: a reservations platform and CRM. According to a press release, the company – which services the UK, Canada, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands, among other markets – has partnered with Widgety to inject a detailed library of cruise lines, daily itineraries and ship information into the selling journey. The partnership sees Inspiretec providing access to over 30,000 itineraries from 50 cruise lines across 650 ships. This will allow tour operators to search, cost and compare cruise product, the company said. “Operators can then also […] More

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    Global Rep to Focus on CIS and Middle East

    The recently launched Global Rep is focusing on promoting tourism and travel technology brands in India, CIS countries & Middle East. Founded by Sandeep Khetarpal, the Global Rep is an integrated firm providing clients with comprehensive representation in Eurasia’s most important markets. It increases its clients’ sales through trade and tour operator contracting, marketing, social, influencers, events, PR, and digital media With a dedicated and experienced team and offices based in India, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, Global Rep will be able to able to deliver a comprehensive service with return on investment in mind. “What makes The […] More

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    Microsoft and Amadeus announce partnership to develop ‘hyper-personalised’ services for travellers

    Microsoft and Amadeus announce partnership to develop ‘hyper-personalised’ services for travellers Amadeus, the Madrid-headquartered travel software giant originally set up by a consortium of European airlines in the 1980s and operator of one of Europe’s’s largest private clouds, is moving a large chunk of its infrastructure to the Microsoft Azure public cloud and partnering with Microsoft to develop new products and services. In a blog post, Microsoft outlines three key areas the companies will be focusing on. The first is the creation of  new “hyper-personalised” services for travellers through industry-wide collaboration; second, the two firms aim to develop products together […] More

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    Amadeus Unveils NDC Deal With IAG, A Microsoft Partnership… And A €302 Million 2020 Loss

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    Amadeus Wins British Airways Parent Over to Its New Way of Selling Fares – Skift

    Amadeus said on Friday it had signed a contract with International Airlines Group (IAG) to distribute airfares for British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling to travel agents through Amadeus’s reservation systems using the new distribution methods the airline group has championed. The deal is a notable about-face for the airline group and a victory for the technology giant. In 2017, International Airlines Group added a surcharge on tickets booked through the three largest middlemen for distributing tickets to travel agencies: Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. It followed the move of Lufthansa Group, which pioneered the effort in 2015. Air France/KLM […] More

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    Engineering and Development Careers Across the US – Press Release

    This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/26/2021 — Unprecedented times call for unprecedented technology demands. As the world moves into a new stage of the pandemic, where mass testing, quarantines and vaccination rollouts are being used to curb the virus, tech companies are looking at a way to develop health passport apps. To allow passengers to travel to countries where a negative coronavirus test result or vaccination are entry requirements, tech firms, industry associations and airlines around the world have looked into developing different digital passport options so that safe travel can […] More

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    Amadeus ends 2020 with large losses and 61% drop in revenue: Travel Weekly

    Amadeus has reported revenue of $2.4 billion for 2020, a drop of 61% compared with 2019. The distribution giant said that while there was a slight improvement in air traffic in the final quarter of the year, the pandemic continued to severely impact travel. The company’s EBITDA for the year was down 90% to $325 million and profit dipped 124% to a loss of $365 million. Luis Maroto, president and CEO, said Amadeus made cost savings of $604 million in 2020 and ended 2020 with liquidity of $4.2 billion. He adds: “Despite the shock to travel last year, many of […] More

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    Accelya Hires Former Emirates Distribution VP

    Travel technology provider Accelya has hired Emirates executive Bill Cavendish to oversee its strategy for New Distribution Capability adoption and commercial relationships with airlines. Cavendish joins Accelya as principal of global business development, a role in which he will work with airlines to align their growth strategies with Accelya’s offerings as well as increase revenue and distribution control via NDC. He previously was vice president of distribution strategy at Emirates, where he developed the carrier’s NDC-enabled direct-connect platform, Emirates Gateway. Cavendish also formerly worked at SITA and Galileo and was head of IT at Hogg Robinson Business Travel International. The Barcelona-based […] More

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    Dutch Airport Introduces Queuing System By Seat Number

    A video of someone boarding at an airport in the Netherlands has gone viral, as it depicts the futuristic way in which passengers are now informed when it’s their time to get on the plane. Watch below: As you can see from the video, originally posted on TikTok by Crosschecked, the system shows up the passenger seat numbers on the floor via projection, and they then follow the projection as it moves, thus ensuing a timely and orderly procession from the departure lounge to the plane. The company rolling out the innovation is Latin air company Azul Airlines, who announced […] More

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    Qantas delays International Network restart to October

    The Qantas Group has delayed its international network restart, pushing for a resumption from October 2021. Qantas Airbus A380 at London Heathrow – Image, Economy Class and Beyond. With the airline’s international network badly hit due to tight immigration restrictions, both Qantas and Jetstar have been looking for ways to restart their networks. The two airlines are now planning to restart regular international passenger flights to most destinations from 31 October 2021 – a four-month extension from the previous estimate of July, which had been in place since mid-2020. The new date should tie in with Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination programme […] More

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    Information and Technology Are Key to the Travel Industry’s Future

    There’s no question that the travel industry has been incredibly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. From more stringent health and safety measures to contactless everything, the travel industry has adapted to the challenges of the past year with the determination to prevail. ADVERTISING Trending Now The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) represents companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, TripAdvisor, Booking and Expedia. It recently published a report entitled Future Travel Enthusiasm in the Age of COVID-19, which reports on trends like how excited people are to plan for future travel, how travelers’ needs have changed and… Read further. More

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